Techie Marty is pulled back into sleuthing when his surfer brah Brody is accused of murder in Hit and Mist, the fourth in this zany cozy mystery series.
You just gotta love a mystery that (a) kills off a kickboxing instructor, and (b) does it by the end of the first chapter. Hey, this book is only 193 pages for a reason, bub!
Characters are Hit and Miss’ secret ingredient. I’ve read all four books in this series and loved them all. In this humorous tale, Software Engineer Marty is trying to tone down his sarcastic and puntastic humor to avoid embarrassing his girlfriend, Meghan. He has a difficult time, which is unfortunate for him but great for nerdy mystery readers like me. His police insider, Sergeant Mace, is dating Brody and so can’t officially investigate the case—now up to two murder accusations. However, his “secret helper to the police” nicknamed Princess, aka Marty, could do the investigation in Mace’s stead. And the game is afoot!
I just love cozy mysteries! And who doesn’t like a nerdy tech guy as the lead character. If you want a few laughs along with an intriguing mystery, you should read Hit and Mist. 5 stars!
Thanks to the author, Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
I also reviewed and loved the previous book in the series: Serf and Turf.
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About Hit and Mist
Hit and Mist: A Silicon Valley Mystery
4th In Series
Publisher: BGM Press
Paperback: 213 pages
Digital ASIN: B087YQ9CKK
He’s determined to prove his friend innocent of homicide. He may make things worse….
When Marty’s surfer-dude pal is arrested for murder, he must squeeze his amateur sleuthing into his packed schedule. With his high-tech job busier than ever and his nieces’ antics sidetracking him, Marty’s ready for a Thanksgiving holiday. All he has to do is solve two murders. But if he can’t even convince his sister to bake his favorite chocolate pie, how can he hope to save his friend?
With the help of his girlfriend, some wacky coworkers and Buddy the rambunctious Labrador, Marty sets out to disprove the ironclad evidence. But as the suspect list blossoms out of control, his bumbling efforts might lead him into problems faster than a failing hard drive.
Can he clear his friend’s name before he’s blown to bits?
Hit and Mist is the fourth book in the riotous Silicon Valley cozy mystery series. If you like your murder cases twisty, your suspect lists long, and your detectives clueless, then you’ll love Marc Jedel’s humorous murder adventure.
Buy Hit and Mist to stumble onto the truth today!
About Marc Jedel
For most of my life, I’ve been inventing stories. Some, especially when I was young, involved my sister as the villain. As my sister’s brother for her entire life, I’m highly qualified to tell the tale of this evolving, quirky sibling relationship.
My writing skills were honed in years of marketing leadership positions in Silicon Valley. While my high tech marketing roles involved crafting plenty of fiction, we called these marketing collateral, emails and ads.
The publication of my first novel, Uncle and Ants, gave me permission to claim “author” as my job. And achieving Amazon Best Seller status gave me even better adjectives to use in front of “author.” This has led to way more interesting discussions than answering “marketing.”
My family would tell you that Marty’s character isn’t much of a stretch of the imagination for me, but I’m comfortable with that situation.
Like Marty, I live in Silicon Valley and can’t believe that otherwise normal people would willingly jump out of an airplane and call it fun. Unlike Marty, I have a wonderful wife and a neurotic but sweet, small dog, who is often the first to weigh in on the humor in my writing.
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