The Best Fletch Yet
5 out of 5 stars
Another day another Fletch book that I enjoyed from beginning to end. McDonald is able to write in a way that just makes the pages and minutes just fly by. Add in Dan John Miller’s narration and these books feel like they are ending right after I started them.
Fletch’s Fortune finds Fletch at the whim of the CIA (“could you spell that?”) because of some of Fletch’s “mishandling” of his money (aka not telling the government that he has more than normal. He’s told to go to a conference of journalists and to bug the entire convention. Before he arrives the biggest Newspaper owner (and supposed top person he was supposed to listen in on) is found dead in his room. Fortune follows Fletch as he tries to milk information out of anyone he can as he tries to wiggle his way out of the CIA’s grasp.
As I said above, this book just flew by. I started it one afternoon and all of a sudden it was almost over. I listened on my way into and from work once or twice more and I was done with the book. A blast from beginning to end.
This might be my favorite Fletch book so far, I think that he was a little more open and therefore a little bit funnier when chatting with everyone. Seeing him interact with other investigative journalists and talk to people who had been interviewed numerous times (to still find new information) was easily my favorite parts.
A book for everyone, it combines a good old school mystery with some comedy and throws it into a blender to make a really easy reading book that makes the hours just fly by.
Fletch's Fortune by Gregory McDonald
Narrator: Dan John Miller
Length: 5hrs and 53mins
Series: The Fletch #3
Published by Blackstone Audio on September 4th 2018
Genres: Comedy, Mystery, Noir
Fletch, as unbridled as ever and still living the good life in Italy on his ill-gotten fortune, gets a surprising visit from two surly FBI agents. The pair offers him a deal: either he attend the American Journalism Alliance convention and work as an undercover spy for them, or be shipped back to headquarters and face jail time for tax evasion.
Reluctantly agreeing to the scheme, he catches a red-eye flight back to the States. But just as rubber hits tarmac in Virginia, news breaks on a murder at the convention. The victim - a newspaper tycoon and former employer of I. M. Fletch - was no stranger to enemies. And at a hotel full of reporters who'd all had their dealings with the tyrannical leader, everyone's a suspect.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.