A Geek Girl’s Guide to Murder (The Geek Girl Mysteries)
Publisher: Carina Press (August 31, 2015)
Publication Date: August 31, 2015
Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
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.
Computer geeks, hunky security men and murder, who would have thought this would be a winning combination?!
I love that Mia was beautiful and smart but socially awkward. She decides to investigate the murder of her friend despite what the new head of security wants. It doesn’t hurt that he is easy on the eyes and flusters Mia throughout the book – hence the social awkwardness.
The killer isn’t obvious and I think I figured it out at the end right before this person was revealed. There are not a lot of people to suspect but there are a few good options thrown in to keep the reader from guessing too far in advance.
I did figure out a few of the clues that were given (looking for some information and where it might have been left) but it didn’t give me any more insight to guess the killer.
The author throws in some funny situations that had me laughing out loud. Always a good thing to include humor when possible!
I think this could be a winning series, although there are some things at the end that make me wonder how some characters will be included going forward.
I give this 5 paws up!
About the Author
Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. She’s the author of The Patience Price Mysteries and a number of YA novels. A self-proclaimed nerd with a penchant for words and proclivity for fun, Julie lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three small children. Today, she hopes to make someone smile. One day she plans to change the world.