Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars

The Thousand Dollar Tan Line

Book - 2014
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Ten years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. She's traded in her law degree for her old private investigating license, struggling to keep Mars Investigations afloat on the scant cash earned by catching cheating spouses until she can score her first big case. Now it's spring break, and college students descend on Neptune, transforming the beaches and boardwalks into a frenzied, week-long rave. When a girl disappears from a party, Veronica is called in to investigate. But this is no simple missing person's case; the house the girl vanished from belongs to a man with serious criminal ties, and soon Veronica is plunged into a dangerous underworld of drugs and organized crime. And when a major break in the investigation has a shocking connection to Veronica's past, the case hits closer to home than she ever imagined.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC, 2014.
ISBN: 9780804170703
Branch Call Number: FIC Thoma
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Graham, Jennifer (Jennifer Dawn)

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loudem
Aug 28, 2016

I found the first half of this book quite dull and full of cliches, as if written by numbers, using formulaic methods. I was quite drawn back by this. But I must say that the last hundred pages were better (somewhat) introducing some curve balls and surprises.

mirandapaquette Jun 28, 2016

Book is set right after the movie took place. Loved the show, the movies and now the books. We get to learn about the characters in a different atmosphere in a different time while, Veronica is putting her crime solving ways to new cases.

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jentifer
Jun 16, 2016

Not a mystery fan and not an audiobook mystery fan, but this extension of the Veronica Mars universe was so fun and fast paced and sneaky - I loved it. Bell as narrator really helps you imagine it all in your head!

KATIE ESCHER Jun 01, 2016

If you love Veronica Mars, you'll love the books. They have the same sass and wit, but for a more adult audience.

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epelto12
Oct 30, 2015

This book was great. I felt like I was watching a really intense episode of Veronica Mars. Thomas and Graham hit the characters' voices square on the head. Great twists, great case.

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cwalinga
Mar 06, 2015

Great, easy read.

Continues from where the movie left off after the Veronica Mars TV show.

Stays true to the show and characters.
Entertaining and light reading.

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Audrey1976
Jan 21, 2015

I'm not usually a reader of mysteries, but since I loved the t.v. show, and did enjoy the recent movie, I decided to try this. I actually listened to the mp3 audiobook, which is narrated by Kristin Bell.

If you're already a Veronica Mars fan, you really do want to see the movie first, as this novel picks up right where the movie left off. It read just like an episode (maybe 2 or 3) of the series, which I appreciated. I will say that I expected to see a lot more of Logan in the book and that was a disappointment. With that said, I will read the next one.

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smichal
Jan 09, 2015

I reread this book after rewatching the entire series and the 2014 movie. This book could have used some more Logan.

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Novel_Librarian
Dec 09, 2014

Fun! This reads very much like a season of the TV show, and I think it would most appeal to people who are already fans of that fictional world. I liked it better than the Veronica Mars movie.

Veepea Aug 27, 2014

I like description, but I feel like this novel went a little overboard with very minute, exact details, including brand names- which at times felt like blatant product placement. I liked the novel, but it improved a lot when I listened to the audio version read by Kristen Bell, she made it seem almost like a play. I think most fans of Veronica Mars will enjoy this book, it's a good continuation of the movie.

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