Thursday, August 6, 2020

Will Travel for Trouble, Books 13-14, by Minnie Crockwell (author), Michelle Babb (narrator)

Bess McBride, July 2020

Minnie Crockwell and her ghostly companion, Ben, once a member of the Lewis & Clark expedition, have arrived at Devil's Tower National Monument in Wyoming. They've prepared by watching <em>E.T.</em>, and by reading up on scientific theories of how Devil's Tower was formed. In a possibly misplaced bit of whimsy, they have rented space at the Phone Home RV Park.

It turns out the owner of the rv park, Jack Garcia, and his friend, Jerry, who lives in an army tent in the space right next to the one Minnie has rented, are not just believers in aliens and UFOs, but are convinced they've been abducted by aliens and returned.
This story turns out to be a small change of pace for Minnie and Ben, although people still die in odd circumstances. Also, Jerry and his laser pointer trigger a change in the relationship between Minnie and Ben.

After Devil's Tower, they move on to El Paso, where they set out to explore Tex-Mex food, and meet up with a friendly couple who invite Minnie to join them for a meal at a great fajita place. (Of course they can't see Ben.) The couple is pleasant company, but oddly reticent about what they used to do for a living, before they retired.

Given Minnie's track record, it's not really a surprise when the husband, quite suddenly, dies.

Is it food poisoning? Minnie ate the exact same thing, and is fine. Is it a heart attack? No history of heart trouble. And his new widow, Beth, is extremely distraught, and doesn't really have any friends in the area that she can call on.

Minnie is both kind, and nosy, so the result is obvious.

These are both light, enjoyable, satisfying listens, with Minnie and Ben likable characters who continue to grow.


I received a free copy of this audiobook from the narrator, and am reviewing it voluntarily.

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