Friday, April 5, 2019

Review: Chutes and Ladder by: Marc Jedel


Title: Chutes and Ladder
Author: Marc Jedel
Publisher: BGM Press
Series: Silicon Valley Mystery #2
Pages: 195
Format: e-book
Source: GEBT

Description:

When a camping trip uncovers a murder, this amateur sleuth is stuck putting out the fire …
Marty Golden enjoys time with his nieces, but he wanted to spend the weekend with his new girlfriend — not chaperone a Girl Scout camping trip. Once he stumbles upon the corpse of a friend in the woods, the outdoors adventure becomes an open-air disaster. When the police label it an accidental death, the meticulous Marty vows to investigate the murder. After all, it’s poor manners to let your friend’s death go unsolved.
On the hunt for clues the cops ignored, Marty uncovers a disturbing connection to himself. And as he digs deeper, a misbehaving pup, a kooky cousin, and a maniacal ninja put his survival skills to the test.
Will Marty unravel the mystery before the killer, or his imagination, gets to him?
Chutes and Ladder is the side-splitting second novel in the Silicon Valley cozy mystery series. If you like quirky sleuths, wacky side characters, and laugh-out-loud moments, you’ll love this offbeat whodunit.
Buy Chutes and Ladder to decode a great mystery today!

My Thoughts:

Marty Golden was all set to spend the weekend with his girlfriend when his sister injures her foot and can't accompany her daughter on a Girl Scout camping trip.  Instead she volunteers her brother Marty to be a chaperone.  Which of course upsets the other mothers.  What no one counted on was finding a dead body.  What makes it worse is the dead guy is a poker buddy of Marty's. 

Marty is a funny character who really makes you laugh while reading and seeing how Marty solves the murder.  The book was a quick and enjoyable read that pulls you in to see what Marty is going to do next!  Can't wait to see what the author has next in store for Marty!


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