Author: Elaine Faber
Publisher: Grove Publications
Series: Mrs. Odboddy Mysteries #1
Format: Kindle e-book
Since the onset of WWII, Agnes Agatha Odboddy, hometown patriot and self-appointed scourge of the underworld, suspects conspiracies around every corner…stolen ration books, German spies running amuck, and a possible Japanese invasion off the California coast. This seventy-year-old, model citizen would set the world aright if she could get Chief Waddlemucker to pay attention to the town's nefarious deeds on any given Meatless Monday.
Mrs. Odboddy vows to bring the villians, both foreign and domestic, to justice, all while keeping chickens in her bathroom, working at the Ration Stamp Office, and knitting argyles for the boys on the front lines.
Imagine the chaos when Agnes’s long-lost WWI lover returns, hoping to find a million dollars in missing Hawaiian money and rekindle their ancient romance. In the thrilling conclusion, Agnes’s predictions become all too real when Mrs. Roosevelt unexpectedly comes to town to attend a funeral and Agnes must prove that she is, indeed, a warrior on the home front.
This follows Agnes Agatha Odboddy who is volunteering all her services on the homefront for the boys fighting the war. Of course Agnes suspects everyone of something devious. Getting the Chief of Police to pay attention is another story.
I loved this story it was great full of funny situations that make you laugh along with mystery and adventure and even Mrs. Roosevelt makes an appearance. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down. I followed Agnes with her ups and downs trying to figure out if she was on to something or loosing her mind. I can't wait to see what is next for our Hometown Patriot!
I also enjoyed the fact that her granddaughter Katherine Odboddy was featured in this book as well and alternated chapters with her grandmother. Katherine spends her time doing hair and trying to move past her own demons in her life. It was great to see Katherine move on through the book!