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A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder
     

A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder

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by Julie Anne Lindsey
 

Geek girl Mia Connors has to find her missing friend, solve a murder and clear her name. Read the first book in Julie Anne Lindsey's addictive new mystery series!

IT manager Mia Connors is up to her tortoiseshell glasses in technical drama when a glitch in the Horseshoe Falls email system disrupts security and sends errant messages to residents

Overview

Geek girl Mia Connors has to find her missing friend, solve a murder and clear her name. Read the first book in Julie Anne Lindsey's addictive new mystery series!

IT manager Mia Connors is up to her tortoiseshell glasses in technical drama when a glitch in the Horseshoe Falls email system disrupts security and sends errant messages to residents of the gated community. The snafu's timing couldn't be worse—Renaissance Faire season is in full swing and Mia's family's business relies on her presence.

Mia doesn't have time to hunt down a computer hacker. Her best friend has disappeared, and she finds another of her friends murdered—in her office. When the hunky new head of Horseshoe Falls security identifies Mia as the prime suspect, her anxiety level registers on the Richter scale.

Eager to clear her name, Mia moves into action to locate her missing buddy and find out who killed their friend. But her quick tongue gets her into trouble with more than the new head of security. When Mia begins receiving threats, the killer makes it clear that he's closer than she'd ever imagined.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459290082
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
08/31/2015
Series:
Geek Girl Mysteries
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
35,300
File size:
374 KB

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Meet the Author

 

Julie is a mother of three, wife to a sane person and ringmaster at the Lindsey Circus. She lives with her husband and three small children in rural Ohio where she was born and raised. You can find her online day or night, amped up on coffee and wielding a book. 

Find more information about Julie Anne Lindsey at julieannelindsey.com

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A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Suzanne and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog 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.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: A Geek Girls Guide to Murder - Geek Girls Mystery 1 Author: Julie Anne Lindsey Published: 8-31-15 Publisher: Carina Press Pages: 248 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Amateur Sleuths; Cozy Mystery; Women Sleuths ISBN: 9781459290082 ASIN: B00XPTDGXG Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Mia Connors loves her job as head of the IT division at Horseshoe Falls, a gated community. That is until someone hack her unhackable computer program and began sending out fake coupons to the residents the business owners authorize and making appointments for the residents that the business do not know about. With a rash of home Robberies chaos reigns in Horseshoe falls. As Mia tries to block the hacker and trace the emails back to source and calm the angry residents. When long time friend Warren Baxter winds up murdered in her office Mia becomes the prime suspect. Especially since Jake Archer, the new head of Horseshoe Falls heard her threaten Warren earlier in the day. When he shares his suspicions with the detective assigned to the case, who just happens to be his brother Mia knows she needs answers fast. Who is the hacker? Where is Nate who was with Warren earlier in the day? Whose behind the break-ins? All while trying to stay on top of her duties as Lady Guinevere at her family's booth at the Renaissance Faire. Watch out for the Furries. I was given book 2 in this series, A Geek Girls Guide to Arsenic by NetGalley and Carina Press in exchange for an honest review. I had only read midway of the second chapter when I had to check out book one. As it was in between paydays and I was lucky to find it for only #3.99 on Amazon and quickly downloaded it. Book two would have to wait. I loved Ms. Lindsey style and wanted to enjoy her witty characters from the beginning so that I could see how the characters developed in more detail. Either book can be read as a standalone but I lean towards series authors so that I can feel as though I am returning to visit with old friends with each new book in a series. That is the feeling I get with the Geek Girl Mysteries. A well thought out and believable plot and characters you will quickly come to know and love. I easily give A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder top marks. This series just get better in book 2 A Geek Girl's Guide to Arsenic. You too will fall in love with Mia, her grandmother, Jake and Nate. Be prepared to visit Horseshoe Falls often.
MariaD1 More than 1 year ago
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher via NetGalley as a part of a book tour for a fair and honest review. I rated it 4.5 out of 5 Stars. A fun, lighthearted cozy, A Geek Girl’s Guide to Murder by Julie Anne Lindsey is one of those books you pick up thinking you’ll read for an hour or two and then suddenly realize it is 2am and you have to go to sleep. A quirky crime solver, a handsome “law officer” and an interesting mystery set in a gated community grabbed my attention from the first page and never let go. Proving pretty girls can be smart, tech savvy and drive cars named “Stella”, Ms. Lindsey’s story is a great start for her Geek Girl Mystery series. A single woman nearing thirty years old, Mia Connors is a very likable character. Smart, dedicated to her family and in love with girly vintage fashion, she’s the IT manager for a gated community named Horseshoe Falls. A self-professed “Geek Girl”, Mia loves her job, using social media and enjoys attending Renaissance Faires. Ms. Lindsey did a really good job introducing Mia’s character and developing her as the story progressed, I liked her from the start and found it easy to connect with her. While she’s great in a lot of ways, I liked the fact she had some “quirks”; even though she’s in management and gets along well with her family, she’s socially awkward, has less than a handful of friends and doesn’t date because it’s never worked out well for her. Yet, she’s completely lovable if you are willing to overlook her faults. The secondary characters are also well developed and I really liked “Jake Archer”, the new head of security at Horseshoe Falls. He’s tall, smoking hot and for some reason is watching Mia as if she’s a criminal in the making. I also enjoyed getting to meet Mia’s two “best friends” and her family, who are very colorful and contributed a lot of comedy to the story. When the computer network at Horseshoe Falls is “hacked” and residents start getting emails Mia never sent, she finds herself trying to solve a mystery and finding a dead body. The mystery portion of the book is well developed and takes quite a few twists and turns. I was really surprised how well the mystery was tied into Mia’s IT job and with the gated community in general. An added bonus is that the mystery brings Jake and Mia together and while she tries to prove she’s innocent of any wrong doing, the chemistry between them really heats up. Even though I had a suspicion about the villain’s identity, Ms. Lindsey takes the reader on a pretty good chase and the revelation at the end was very well done. The motive was a complete surprise too! Will Mia and Jake figure out who killed Mia’s friend and why they did it in her office? Will their smoldering attraction lead to more than a working relationship? You’ll have to read A Geek Girl’s Guide to Murder to find out. I loved it and can’t wait to read the next book in this series.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder is a fun mystery with twists and turns and a fantastic cast of quirky characters. Mia is strong and savvy and cute as a button. This book kept me up way past my bedtime turning pages. This is the first I’ve read by this author but you can bet it won’t be the last. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much that I was sorry when it ended. It grabbed me from the first page and kept me turning pages late into the night because I couldn't put it down. Mia is a quirky geek IT girl. While brilliant, she has a very limited ability to interact with other people, especially men. So when the new head of security, Jake, arrives, she is at a loss as to how to talk to him. Add security problems at her job that keeps him in her orbit, and many funny interactions follow. Throw a murder into the mix and Mia seems to be in over her head. This is a funny and smart chick lit mystery. I love having a heroine that is smart, especially when she is thrown together with a hot security chief. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series. More Mia and Jake, please...... I have added this author to my must read authors' list. If you are a fan of Julie Moffett's Lexi Carmicheal series, you will love this one. This is a must read. Thank you to Netgalley for providing a complementary ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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