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Stowaway – by D. Ann Kelley and James G. Kelley – Review

Written By: Gary on June 12, 2006 3 Comments

I just finished reading Stowaway by D. Ann Kelley and James G. Kelley (and I happen to know the authors). Most of it takes place in Michigan, it’s kinda part of a series but it’s by far the best one yet so I’d definitely recommend this one first. It might reveal a few details from the first few books but it’s the most polished and fast read of any of the stories. The endings still end kinda quick though.

Jill Traynor returns as the main character (after the first book they started adding “A Jill Traynor Mystery” as the subtitle. One of the new characters chooses the Edumund Fitgerald as the ship to sneak onto, I think we all know how that’s likely to end. But the whole mystery revolves around the message they managed to get off the ship that reveals where the ________ is/are located. It’s got a bit of historical fact weaved in (and they clarify the details in the afterward). If you’re from Michigan or the Great Lakes area and like mysteries it’s a must read.


As a reminder I’ve mentioned their books before, the first two books they wrote were Lighthouse Paradox and Legacy.

I did have one big complaint about this book, I don’t know who/what did their typesetting but in more than a few spots there are definitely some problems (mostly related to carriage returns and spacing) that I’ve got to assume it was added goofed up in at the final stage of the publishing process…

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3 Responses to “Stowaway – by D. Ann Kelley and James G. Kelley – Review”

  1. Karen says on: 4 June 2007 at 8:33 am

    When is the fourth book coming out?

  2. Gary LaPointe says on: 4 June 2007 at 7:54 pm

    It just came back from printing. It should be available soon (not on Amazon yet, I just checked).

    Other than up on Drummond (or some other local places), I’m not sure where you can get it yet…

  3. Cathy Patterson says on: 23 September 2008 at 2:56 pm

    When is the 5th book (one that follows “New America”) due to be published?

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