A story of glamour and tragedy in everyday life, of shady
deals and underhand motives, set against the unique backdrop of 1956 America.
Late summer, 1956. Nick Carter, an
impressionable young man, leaves South London and travels to Excelsior in
beautiful Minnesota for a family wedding. It’s only two weeks. How much can a
A collection of viewpoints all
centring in one fabulous place, The
Cream Packard is a rounded tale of scandal and manipulation in the golden
era of fifties America. When Nick arrives, he is quickly enchanted by his
famous cousin, Hollywood actress Elaine Mason, owner of a rare Packard. She
soon manoeuvres him into resolving her financial problems following a shady
Florida investment gone sour.
Elsewhere, ambitious to his bones,
Warren Clarke ‘disposes’ of his first wife and remarries, but continues an
affair with Britt Lizzel, a psychiatrist treating Elaine Mason’s sister.His ambitions are thwarted after the sudden death of said patient,
Caroline Mason, and an attempt to pin the death on him.
Two reporters, Johnson and
Hogarth, are tasked with investigating Elaine Mason, the mysterious
disappearance of Mary Clarke, and everything else that follows on its heels.
Events escalate, and Carla Santiago, engaged in the illegal importation of
narcotics, takes revenge after the sudden death of her sister. At the centre is
the Cream Packard: backup, cohort and witness to two weeks of murky motives, death
and scandal. Informative, with a good dosage of humour and wit, The
Cream Packard invites the reader along on one exciting ride.