Chutes and Ladder: A Silicon Valley Mystery
by Marc Jedel
Marc Jedel is hilarious! . . . I can’t stop laughing at protagonist Marty Golden, perennial and proverbial Feckless Hero. If there were ever a perfect illustration of The Fool card in Tarot, Marty is it!
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
. . . an original take on an amateur investigation that kept making me giggle all the way to the surprising end. Great for fans of cozies looking for something different.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
The book is fast paced and full of humor. The author keeps us guessing as to what has really transpired, and it’s not until the very end that the details are revealed.
~Carla Loves To Read
About the Book
Chutes and Ladder: A Silicon Valley Mystery
2nd in Series
BGM Press (March 12, 2019)
Print Length: 195 pages
Dead friend. Free fall. Girl Scouts. Can Uncle Marty untangle the mystery before things really get out of control?
Juggling a budding relationship, demanding job, and mischievous nieces, Marty Golden struggled to keep his head above water — even before his friend’s death. Trying his best to be a good boyfriend and fun uncle, Marty had his own ideas for the weekend until his cunning sister tricked him again.
Convinced his friend’s death was no accident, Marty tries to summon superhero powers but merely manages to bumble along as an amateur sleuth. When Marty’s cousin shows up, she wreaks havoc with his plans and pulls him into yet another mystery.
As threats blossom, Marty doubles down now that his family’s involved. Besides, it’s poor manners to let your friend’s death go unsolved.
Can Marty figure out what happened before a killer, or his imagination, gets to him?
Chutes and Ladder is the second novel in a refreshingly modern mystery series set in Silicon Valley. If you like clever humor and wacky side characters, you’ll love this twisty mystery.
OMG!!! This book is hysterical…yes, it’s a mystery, but I can’t tell you how many times I laughed out loud at Marty Golden!
Marty adores his nieces, but he doesn’t necessarily want to spend time with Skye on a camping trip. Camping and Marty don’t mix, and the other ladies who are chaperones aren’t happy to see him there either. As if things couldn’t get any worse, he discovers his friend, Larry’s, body. He doesn’t understand why Larry was even there. When the death is ruled accidental, he decides to prove them wrong! Buckle up, you are in for a great mystery with a lot of laughs!!!!
One of my favorite characters was Buddy, the Labrador! However, I’m pretty partial to labs. I have two yellow baby girls myself, and I could totally relate to Buddy’s antics!!!! You definitely have to have a sense of humor being a lab parent. Jedel captures that perfectly!
Marty was hysterical!!!! I loved the relationship he has with his sister! He finds himself in some hilarious situations. I couldn’t help but love him!!!!
The mystery was fantastic, but the humor was just as good. Jedel knows how to perfectly combine the two to give his readers one heck of a good read! His amazing sense of humor is seen throughout the book, even in the very back in the “About the Author” section! Jedel is a new writer to me, but he is definitely on my list of favorite new writers!!!!
About the Author
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. This leads 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 proudly resemble that remark.
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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Win a signed copy of Chutes and Ladder: A Silicon Valley Mystery
Chutes and Ladder is the side-splitting second novel in the Silicon Valley cozy mystery series. It can be read standalone as well.
If you like quirky sleuths, wacky side characters, and laugh-out-loud moments, you’ll love this offbeat whodunit.
* Paperback prize is only open to people with U.S. mailing addresses. If the winner is from outside the U.S., they will instead receive two, free ebooks: 1) Uncle and Ants and 2) Chutes and Ladder.
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