Posted in 5 paws, Cozy, Giveaway, Review on March 17, 2016

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A Geek Girl’s Guide to Arsenic (The Geek Girl Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Publisher: Carina Press (March 7, 2016)
Publication Date: March 7, 2016


It’s been three months since Jake Archer rolled into town, accused Mia Connors of murder and stole her heart. She hasn’t heard from him since. So when a man collapses at the fall Renaissance Faire, she’s surprised to see the US marshal arrive on scene. And shocked when he points the finger at her—again. Mia would sooner be able to resurrect the poor fellow than poison him.

Jake Archer’s career has been rising fast, but it’s about to come to a crashing halt. The Ren-Faire victim was in protective custody—Jake’s custody—and they were painfully close to nabbing a major crime boss. If Jake doesn’t solve the murder soon, he’ll be fetching donuts instead of protecting his nation. A difficult enough task without the alluring Mia Connors in the way.

Working with Jake to catch the killer might push Mia into crazy-cat-lady territory. But with a murderer on the loose—and Mia’s reputation on the line—they’ll have to work fast to find the killer before the killer finds them.


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Loved this book! I think it is all due to the main character, Mia who is a computer geek and just a bit awkward. Then there is her best friend, Nate, who helps keep her down to earth. Her wacky twin sister & brother in law…well her whole family are a bit off the beaten path. And we can’t forget Jake, the hot US Marshal that has his eye on Mia, even though he seems to have a smaller role in this book and Mia’s family seems to play a slightly larger role.  Doesn’t matter to me, I like all of them and it is like peeking into their lives.

There is an addition to the cast of characters in Fifi, the new IT temp to assist Mia. Turns out she will fit right in with this cast of characters.

The mystery was well written because I did not suspect this character at all in being the killer! This person really wasn’t even on my radar, but looking back there were a few subtle clues/hints but most people would probably miss those clues.

I always enjoy books that make me laugh out loud, and this book ranks right up there with the humor scattered throughout the book.

We give this book 5 paws up.


About the Author

jalindseyJulie 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.

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