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Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery (Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 309 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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★★★★★ "Uncle and Ants is full of fun and charm and a bit quirky just like the characters." -- My Reading Journeys
★★★★★ "This new series could take the cozy world by storm. It has quirky characters, a mystery with multiple suspects, and two precocious girls that sometimes steal the spotlight--OK, often steal the spotlight!" -- Storeybook Reviews
★★★★★ "With humor and bumbling, the story has unique twists and a steady pace. If you're looking for something different in a cozy mystery, you'll want to keep your eye on this new series." -- Christa Reads and Writes
★★★★★ "positively Evanovich-esque" -- Amazon Customer
★★★★★ "I had a hard time putting down this book, and it kept me riding extra on my indoor bike! Marty is a funny leading character whose snarky inner voice adds a lot of humor. Right when you assume something is going to happen, you're thrown a plot twist." -- Mystery Gal
★★★★★ "If you've enjoyed Carl Hiassen books like Razor Girl or Bad Monkey, this should be a must read for you! It's a modern high-tech thriller with great human insights." -- Jay
★★★★★ "Lots of plot twists. A great depiction of life in Silicon Valley, the craziness and speed and some ruthlessness, but with a kind eye. Resembles the #1 Ladies' Detective Agency series in that both authors write about nice, every day people whose purpose is to help others." -- Rosie
★★★★★ "I have read almost every Janet Evanovich book and found Marc Jedel's style and characters are similar, you want to see the continuation of their mis-adventures." -- Waywest
From the Author
- Publication Date : October 11, 2018
- File Size : 2813 KB
- Print Length : 309 pages
- Publisher : BGM Press (October 11, 2018)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B07H68L6XR
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #15,316 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I usually read modern literature, thrillers, memoirs, or interesting non-fiction. A few years ago, I read through the No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency books by Alexander McCall Smith. This book gave me the same feeling as those in many ways…it was mystery which also invites the reader to share in the day to day life of the protagonist/detective and often what is happening as the narrator goes about his/her day often helps to precipitate a solution to the mystery at hand.
There are plenty of subplots and plot twists to keep things interesting. One, example, not to give too much away: Marty is wry and fairly literal but he has a friend at work who is even MORE literal than he is, which is fairly funny.
Note - I received an advanced copy of this book. All opinions are mine.
This story features a forty-ish uncle, a code-writing engineer in his day job, who temporarily takes care of his two young nieces while doing an amateur investigation of the accident that put the nieces’ mother in the hospital. I was drawn to and liked all the characters.
It’s fiction, so one has to suspend their disbelief if a character impersonates an IRS agent, or if a character allows a child to use company property (I seem to recall a high-level engineer at Apple was fired for allowing his child access to his company iPhone).
The story is well-written, a little wordy at times, and contains no violence, sex, or bad words.
There was one thing I didn’t like: Page Flip is not enabled for this book. One edit item: At location 2938, Sue is first identified as a cousin, then as a niece in the same paragraph.
There are constant attempts at humour - SOMETIMES they work.
It took lots of skim-reading to manoeuvre past all the mindless, descriptive filler to get to the end of the unlikely tale.
Gave this one *** for effort..... :-).
Top reviews from other countries
What fun to follow in Marty's footsteps as he attempts to deal with so many problems.
Dealing with sassy nieces and gangsters among other things as he tries to help his sister when she is hospitalised.
Will he win? Worth finding out.