Leonard Townsend, the private detective, is happily planning a trip to Mexico on his newly purchased sailboat when a young woman named Ellie shows up. She is a honeymooner and she explains that her new husband has just disappeared. She wants Len to find her husband for her. Len reluctantly agrees to help. So Ellie tells Len about her brief romance, her hasty marriage and answers all his questions. The more Len hears, the more he wishes he had already left on his sailboat adventure because this case looks unpleasant. But there was a whole lot more to come.... Pamela Troutman, the author, is a chronological baby boomer who still finds time to sail, fish, bike, shop, write, garden, cruise and boogie board in defiance of the rocking chair she seeks to avoid. Len Townsend got tired of all the activity in her whirli gig mind and asked to be set free, so here he is, in this book. In the past she worked on newspapers, newsletters, and a monthly column for a British magazine. She graduated from the Ohio State University School of Journalism. She now freelances in her home in Katy, TX. and writes books about Len, one of her favorite people. The first book involving Len is already out and is called Deadly Diamonds (by Pamela Troutman), Another book on Len will follow after this one.
- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Outskirts Press (November 20, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1478767049
- ISBN-13: 978-1478767046
Pamela Troutman is a chronological baby boomer who still finds time to sail, fish, bike, shop, write, garden, cruise and boogie board in defiance of the rocking chair she seeks to avoid. Len Townsend got tired of all the activity in her whirli gig mind and asked to be set free, so here he is, in this book. In the past Pamela worked on newspapers, newsletters and a monthly column for a British magazine. She graduated from the Ohio State University School of Journalism. She now freelances from her home in Katy, TX., and writes books about Len, one of her favorite people. The first book, already published is DEADLY DIAMONDS by Pamela Troutman.
This book is a work of fiction in the mystery and detective genres. Leonard Townsend lives in Rockport, about 30 miles from Corpus Christi, Texas.
Leonard is a private investigator.
Leonard is a private investigator.
While Leonard Townsend is planning his trip to the Gulf of Mexico, an attractive young woman named Ellie shows up. He was looking forward to his trip. It seems that Ellie's new husband, Johnny, disappeared in the night while they're on their honeymoon. . Len isn't looking forward to helping her, but he feels sorry for her and finally agrees. As Ellie is telling Len a little of the background, he is thinking that he wishes he was already gone on his trip. He just wants to be on his sailboat on his way to the Gulf for some fishing and R&R. This looks like one mess of a case what with a brief romance and a fast marriage. She is more than willing to answer all of Len's questions, but Len has his doubts.Poor Len is shaking his head thinking, What have I got myself into? Very well written and easy to follow. You don't have to keep re-reading to get where the story is going. The story is fast paced and funny in places. This is the second book in a series. This book is quite different from most mystery/detective stories out there. Nice for a change.The first being DEADLY DIAMONDS. This book is the sequel of Len's travels and escapades. A third book is in the works. Is this a story of foul play? Did Ellie have anything to do with her newlywed husband.? Maybe her husband had second thoughts? Will Johnny turn up alive and well? I guess you will have to read the book for the answers. There's so much more as you turn the pages and try to figure out the mystery. Grab a copy and perhaps a copy of the first book, DEADLY DIAMONDS and follow Len on his detective escapades.
I received a complimentary copy of DISAPPEARING HONEYMOONER from the author, Pamela Troutman and OutSkirts Press for my unbiased view of the book. No other compensation took place.
I would give this book 5 STARS.