Review: A Geek Girls Guide to Murder by Julie Anne Lindsey

Posted March 22, 2016 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: A Geek Girls Guide to Murder by Julie Anne Lindsey
A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder
by Julie Anne Lindsey

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: August 31st 2015
Series: Geek Girl Mysteries #1
Published by Carina Press
Pages: 248
Format: eBook
 

Recommended Read!

“…it is a cozy mystery that offers you humour (I loved Mia’s kooky family), a hint of romance and a slight taste of mystery.”
~ Under the Covers

Mia Connors is thrown in to the deep end when she discovers one of her best friends body, dead at her work desk. The number one suspect for his murder? Her. Determined to find out who is behind the murder and the mysterious goings on at her workplace Mia starts to investigate. All with the questionable aid of Jake, the new head of security who can’t seem to decide whether she is a murderess or not.

I read this as part of my 2016 quest to read more books in the mystery genre that don’t focus so much on romance, I am so glad I have decided to branch out a little, as I really enjoyed this book. It did have a hint of romance, I can’t go cold turkey on the romance front I needed a little hit of it, but it in no way was focused on this or have a HEA. What drove this book was Mia’s dogged investigation of one of her best friend’s murder, especially as the police have her as the prime suspect.

What I can’t resist in a book is an odd ball heroine and Mia definitely fits that description; she is an IT expert with her own sense of style and adorable socially awkward, I couldn’t help but really like her. And although the book is about solving the mystery we do this all through Mia’s eyes, and I loved being in her brain for the duration of A Geek Girl’s Guide to Murder. It is also why I liked this book so much, honestly the mystery isn’t all the mysterious and I guessed early on whodunit, but I still didn’t mind following Mia round as I couldn’t wait to see what she would think or do next.

Despite the fact that Mia is investigating her best friend’s death, this isn’t a particularly emotional book, it is a cozy mystery that offers you humour (I loved Mia’s kooky family), a hint of romance and a slight taste of mystery. This is a series I definitely plan on continuing, I can’t wait to see what hijinks Mia gets involved in next. spacer

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About Julie Anne Lindsey

Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. She’s 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. Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Sisters in Crime (SinC). She is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency.

Julie also writes as Julie Chase.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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score!…i love cozy mysteries…thanks

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Thanks for the author and series intro Suzanne

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Book two is equally as awesome. 🙂

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I love books with humor, they are my go to when I’m in a reading funk.