IT manager Mia Connors is up to her tortoiseshell glasses in technical drama when a glitch in the Horseshoe Falls email system disrupts security and sends errant messages to residents of the gated community. The snafu’s timing couldn’t be worse—Renaissance Faire season is in full swing and Mia’s family’s business relies on her presence. Mia doesn’t have time to hunt down a computer hacker. Her best friend has disappeared, and she finds another of her friends murdered—in her office. When the hunky new head of Horseshoe Falls security identifies Mia as the prime suspect, her anxiety level registers on the Richter scale. Eager to clear her name, Mia moves into action to locate her missing buddy and find out who killed their friend. But her quick tongue gets her into trouble with more than the new head of security. When Mia begins receiving threats, the killer makes it clear that he’s closer than she’d ever imagined.
Bubby: The first thing that attracted me to A Geek Girl’s Guide to Murder was our heroine, Mia Connors. She’s smart (like me), attractive (like me), a little quirky (like me) and loves/tolerates her family (yep, me again). Is it any wonder I felt like we had been BFF’s for eons? Don’t you roll your eyes at me, Sissy.
Sissy: My eyes are so far rolled back that I can see my belly button from the inside. My partner in crime here is so full of herself that she’s twins!
Bubby: Ouch. But that was a good zinger, so points for you…
Sissy: I wasn’t done yet. I too appreciated the fact that our protagonist is a smart, capable woman who has a love for renaissance fairs, comic cons and creative costumes. She’s also independently wealthy, (due to her role in Grandma’s cosmetic company), which I envy. She’s just like Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote, except hip and modern, with a pink Mini Cooper instead of a bicycle with a basket.
Bubby: Way to date yourself, Sissy. I know that you claim you only know about Murder She Wrote because Mom used to watch it but admit it – you watched too. I know I did, even at my tender age, along with Perry Mason reruns.
Sissy: The point is, A Geek Girl’s Guide to Murder is the beginning of a good cozy mystery series in a new and updated setting. The zany family and residents of Horseshoe Falls give us comic relief and our two hotties Jake and Nate give us hope for Mia’s romantic future.
Bubby: I have to admit that I didn’t see the bad guy coming this time. I had a few suspects in mind but the way it all played out was so done cleverly and there were enough twists and turns in the plot to keep me interested all the way to the end. I can’t wait for book two!
Sissy: Book two, A Geek Girl’s Guide to Arsenic will be coming out in the spring of 2016. I am sure we will see the return of Jake at that time. But will Nate have snuggled himself permanently into Mia’s heart already by then? And what computer mayhem will her headstrong nature get her into next? Ask me in the spring. Maybe I’ll know!
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