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by Kris Neri

Free eBook Revenge of the Gypsy Queen (Tracy Eaton Mysteries #1) download ISBN: 1568250436
Author: Kris Neri
Publisher: Rainbow Books; 1st edition (August 1, 1999)
Language: English
Pages: 272
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Mystery
Size MP3: 1491 mb
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Rating: 4.9
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Book 1 in the Tracy Eaton Mystery Series - Meet Tracy.

Book 1 in the Tracy Eaton Mystery Series - Meet Tracy. I also teach writing online for the prestigious Writers' Program of the UCLA Extension School. And with my husband, I own The Well Red Coyote bookstore in Sedona, AZ.

Even the family legend of the evil Gypsy queen comes under Tracy's scrutiny - is it the childhood fable Marisa claimed it to be, or is it a dark prophecy of things to come?

Tracy is always out of sync with the real world, not to mention with her oh, so conventional husband, Drew. Trouble always knows how to find her, but Tracy never expects it to pop up during her sister-in-law, Marisa's, wedding - until the bride is kidnapped. Even the family legend of the evil Gypsy queen comes under Tracy's scrutiny - is it the childhood fable Marisa claimed it to be, or is it a dark prophecy of things to come? Tracy can't imagine the curious path justice will take or that she'll be the keeper of the Eaton family secret.

Trouble always knows how to find Tracy, but she never expects it to pop up at her sister-in-law's wedding - until the bride is kidnapped. When her snooty in-laws would rather meet the bizarre ransom demand than call the police, Tracy knows if justice is to prevail, it will definitely need her help. But the whole Eaton clan begins behaving suspiciously.

But one mystery leads to another until even the family legend of the evil gypsy queen comes under scrutiny

Revenge of the Gypsy Queen. Written by Kris Neri. Narrated by Stephanie Brush. Tracy is always out of sync with the "real" world, not to mention her conventional attorney husband, Drew. Tracy is always looking for her first case to solve but she never expects it to pop up during her sister-in-law's wedding - until the bride is kidnapped. But one mystery leads to another until even the family legend of the evil gypsy queen comes under scrutiny. Is it the childhood fable Marissa claimed it to be - or the dark prophecy of things to come.

Book 2 in the Tracy Eaton Mystery Series - When the cops catch mystery writer Tracy Eaton's mom, Hollywood . Geraldine Gallentree has written of Revenge of the Gypsy Queen in her Cozies, Capers & Crimes newsletter, "This was a book I kept trying to cast as a movie.

Book 2 in the Tracy Eaton Mystery Series - When the cops catch mystery writer Tracy Eaton's mom, Hollywood legend Martha Collins. What potential this would have on the big screen. Imagine Marisa Tomei as the errant bride who's actually named Marisa and Alec Baldwin as Tracy Eaton's rock solid, blue-blood husband, Drew.

Written by Kris Neri, Audiobook narrated by Stephanie Brush. In a chatty, rambunctious, and wryly humorous style, Tracy narrates a tale that will captivate readers with sharply drawn characters, continual action, and unlikely circumstances.

Due to her eccentric family, mystery writer Tracy Eaton soon finds herself immersed in a bizarre case when her future sister-in-law is kidnapped right before the wedding, Uncle Philly, a delightful con artist, vanishes, and their restaurant, the Gypsy Princess, becomes the hot spot for weird happenings.

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REVENGE OF THE GYPSY QUEEN is so much fun, it ought to be a crime! Featuring Tracy Eaton -- mystery writer, detective wannabe and the offspring of wackily eccentric Hollywood stars. Tracy is always out of sync with the *real* world, not to mention with her oh, so conventional husband, Drew. Trouble always knows how to find her, but Tracy never expects it to pop up during her sister-in-law, Marisa's, wedding -- until the bride is kidnapped. When her in-laws would rather meet the terms of the bizarre ransom demand than inform the police, Tracy knows that finding Marisa will be up to her. But the whole Eaton family begins behaving suspiciously -- especially her husband's lovable con-man uncle, who disappears under mysterious circumstances. And the groom, who takes to riding in a gangster's bulletproof limo. Even the family legend of the evil Gypsy queen comes under Tracy's scrutiny -- is it the childhood fable Marisa claimed it to be, or is it a dark prophecy of things to come? Tracy can't imagine the curious path justice will take or that she'll be the keeper of the Eaton family secret.

REVENGE OF THE GYPSY QUEEN is a Detective Book Club selection.

User reviews
Funny duck
Revenge of the Gypsy Queen may be Kris's first book, but the lady is no newcomer to the mystery scene. Her extensive short mystery fiction résumé includes two Derringer Awards, one of which was for "L.A. Justice." That is where sleuth wannabe Tracy Eaton debuted, and Tracy's fans were soon clamoring for a full-length novel. Kris Neri was kind enough to oblige.
Tracy Eaton is the daughter of Hollywood celebrities, wife of straight-laced lawyer Drew Eaton, and a mystery writer who yearns for the cloak-and-dagger adventures her fictional sleuth enjoys. Revenge of the Gypsy Queen finds Tracy in New York City for the upcoming wedding of Drew's sister Marisa, and before long Tracy is living out her detective fantasy. The reasons, however, are unfortunate: Marisa has been kidnapped. A wealthy developer and a mobster have both taken an unusual interest in the restaurant Marisa and her fiancé Tony run. Drew's black sheep Uncle Philly is in town, behaving suspiciously, and under investigation by the NYPD's Special Frauds Squad. And Drew and the rest of his family seem to be trying to keep secrets from Tracy. The Eaton family, in fact, seems content to try to meet the kidnapper's bizarre demand-the sale of the restaurant The Gypsy Princess-without any police involvement, so it falls to Tracy to be the "sensible one" for a change and get to the bottom of the mystery.
Of course, Tracy's definition of "sensible" is a bit wide of the mark. All the more fun for the readers who follow her as she crawls beneath cars, tails suspects, dodges various instruments of death and destruction, beards VIPs in their dens, and delves into the family secrets. Neri has created in Tracy a lovable writer-turned-sleuth who takes all the horrible clichés that implies and pummels them into submission with her unique sense of humor.
The story's resolution is also fresh. The grand finale, which requires the talents of a supermodel and a small army of-well, I can't tell you what without spoiling all the fun-is only the beginning of the end. True to the book's title, Neri spins a tale of revenge that leads Tracy into the dilemma of weighing the value of the absolute truth against justice. Fortunately, Tracy has the resilience to grow from the experience without losing her impetuous spirit. And that means I'll be reading Tracy's next adventure, Dem Bones' Revenge, as soon as possible.
(adapted from a "Skullduggery" review)
Уou ll never walk alone
Tracy Eaton's trip to New York was not what she expected. Instead of quality time with her in-laws getting ready for sister-in-law Marisa's wedding, the bride-to-be in kidnapped on Tracy's first full day there. Then, the by-the-book Eatons decide to give in to the strange demands and not call the police. Tracy decides that it's up to her to find Marisa and rescue Marisa's restaurant, which her family is supposed to sell to get her back alive. But what are the Eatons hiding? Everyone has a secret, even the groom. Tracy's going to have to work fast to put all the pieces together before the wedding is ruined.
Tracy Eaton explodes on the mystery scene with a bang in this fun book. The plot never looses its way or the pace, and the ending truly surprised me. I recently reread this book, and I discovered how well plotted it truly was. Scenes that didn't mean anything to me before suddenly took on a whole different meaning when I knew the ending. The characters are very well developed, and the plot flows from character, not the other way around.
Kris Neri has a true winner on her hands with the characters in this fun series. I'm looking forward to reading about Tracy's exploits for years to come.
Ballalune
Kris Neri has crafted a pleasant enough debut with "Revenge of the Gypsy Queen." Tracy Eaton, only daughter of a pair of narcissistic Hollywood screen legends, is a plucky and clever heroine. No silly scruples for her! She's a real find. The other characters -- particularly Uncle Philly -- are handled with just the right measures of wit and sympathy.

Sure, the novel is funny; however, some of her madcap adventures are a bit unrealistic -- even for a farcical mystery novel. And you're certain to figure out the Eatons' secret halfway through the book. Indeed, most will figure out who the villain is before the exciting climax.

Is this novel in the same league as Lindsey Davison's Falco series or Ann Granger's Markby and Mitchell series? Of course not. But it's still a nice novel to read in between the favorite installments of your favorite mystery series. Pleasant is good enough for me.
Gldasiy
What a great addition to the mystery genre! Although Kris Neri has been writing mystery short stories for some time, this is the first book in the Tracy Eaton series. This book is fast moving, delightfully funny, and extremely witty. Tracy Eaton and her husband Drew fly to New York for her sister-in-law's wedding. The fun begins when her sister-in-law is kidnapped and her "overly polished" in-laws don't want to involve the police. Tracy, a mystery writer herself, has a once in a life-time chance to find the kidnappers. After all, isn't this what she writes about?! Throw in a very amusing cast of characters... movie star parents, old money in-laws, mafia bosses, a ballerina, and a miss-placed southern cop, you have a wonderful read! Tracy Eaton's smart mouth and wit will keep you smiling throughout the book. This is a refreashing debut mystery.
Mojind
I'm not usually a fan of this type of mystery, but Kris Neri managed to convert me. An engaging and humorous style, and a strong plot kept me turning the pages, and I really enjoyed meeting Amateur-Detective Tracy and her family. Mafia characters and a tough cop are added to the mix which should satisfy the "I only read hard-boiled" types like me. Check it out!
Ariseym
What a wonderful book this is!!!!! You will be laughing your way from chapter to chapter. Tracy is a great character who is totally opposite of her in-laws whom she has to deal with throughout the book. It's like reading an episode of I Love Lucy. I met the author at a book signing and she is delightful too.