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Thursday, March 16, 2017

“Mrs. Odboddy, Undercover Courier” By Elaine Faber

by Cynthia Chow

Details on how to win an EBOOK copy of this book at the end of the review & a link to purchase it.

The story is set during World War II. Agnes Odboddy, the heroine, is an elderly widow with an overactive imagination. An invitation to accompany the president’s wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, on a goodwill trip is forefront in her mind until Colonel Farthingworth of the nearby Army base brings her to his office in a most unorthodox manner. He sends Mrs. Odboddy on a mission to deliver a package to President Roosevelt, not an easy task.

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Before she even begins the trip, the enemy tries to discover and steal the package. Accompanied by her niece, Katherine, the two women begin their trip by railroad—a trip filled with danger. Mrs. Odboddy realizes she is being shadowed by a man—a man whom she suspects of being a spy and a murderer.

She and Katherine encounter others on their trip who may or may not be a threat to both of them. Mrs. Odboddy takes a harrowing detour, and when she and Katherine finally reach Washington D.C., they find they are still in danger.

Image source: Elaine Faber

This is a delightful and at times funny tale, filled with the problems civilians faced during the war years, plus the unusual and dangerous venture faced by Mrs. Odboddy. Despite her age, she manages to thwart her enemies even when under physical attack.

If you enjoy an occasional laugh while reading a thrilling tale, you’ll love Mrs. Odboddy, Undercover Courier. The previous book in the series is Mrs. Odboddy, Hometown Patriot.

To enter to win an EBOOK copy of Mrs. Odboddy, Undercover Courier, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “odboddy,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen March 25, 2017. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please included your mailing address.

You can use this link to purchase the book. If you have adblocker on you may not be able to see the Amazon link:

Marilyn Meredith is a Springville, CA mystery author and an ongoing contributor to our Mystery section. Be sure to visit her website; fictionforyou.com

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.


  1. Thanks for the book review. This novel is not only funny but shares a lot of insight into train travel during WWII. Worth the read for laughs as well as to learn a bit of history.

  2. I have this series & author on my Wish List. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

  3. If you don't win, hope you'll buy the book anyway.We children of the era (pre and post war) should stick together.

  4. This Cover is wonderful. I would love an ebook and the plot sounds hysterical. WWII is one of my very favorite era's. Please enter me...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

  5. Thanks for stopping by, Marilyn. Hope you will purchase the book, even if you don't win! You'll not be sorry!!

  6. Love the4 cover and the idea of using a courrier in a mystery!

  7. The story is quite fun, too, lots of twists and laughs. You would enjoy!

  8. This sounds like a fun read. Would enjoy reading the book.

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    1. Thanks to all who commented and visted the site. The book will be shipped to the winner later today.