Saturday, May 13, 2006
Lorena McCourtney's On the Run~Reviewed
On the Run
By Lorena McCourtney
Published by Revell
Super senior sleuth Ivy Malone is spunkier than Miss Marple, with a curiosity that just won't quit. That inquisitiveness has gotten her into plenty of trouble, including murder, mayhem, and a place on a mini-Mafia hit list.
Now Ivy's headed across country with a stray cat and God as her only companions. But just when she thinks she's safe, two dead bodies turn up—discovered by Ivy, of course.
My mom loved books, especially mystery, so I cut my literary teeth on Agatha Christie. Mom and I discovered Mrs. Pollifax when I was in my teens, and she quickly became one of our all time favorite sleuths. I can't wait to introduce Mom to Ivy Malone.
On the Run is delightful, suspenseful, well-written and clever—petty much anything I could ask for in a book.
Wonder if Ivy is looking for a place to park her RV. Other than the unsavory characters she brings with her, I'd love to have her stop by for a long visit.
I recommend this great read to Lillian Jackson Braun fans who will love Koop the quirky cat. Mrs. Pollifax fans will enjoy Ivy's choice of weapons.
I could go on and on. Bottom line: if you like quirk and mystery and three dimensional characters, you'll have a blast On the Run.
Reviewed by Kelly Klepfer