Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery by Marc Jedel
About the Book
1st in Series
BGM Press (October 11, 2018)
Paperback: 287 pages
Digital: ASIN: B07H68L6XR
Mysterious attacks. Mischievous nieces. Can a clueless uncle catch a tech-savvy killer … and be home before bedtime?
When a freak accident hospitalizes Marty Golden’s sister and condemns him to babysitter duty, he thinks it’s just another case of hardwired bad luck in Silicon Valley. Until a suspicious murder suggests the mishap was no mere coincidence. Something must be done.
Too bad this quirky, fashion-backward uncle isn’t exactly hero material.
Convinced his sister is in mortal danger, this amateur sleuth follows clues to an oddball array of suspects. Armed with nothing but an eye for detail and powers of self-delusion, Marty tangles with gangsters, a cantankerous school secretary, and a perplexing woman he can’t help but fall for. Glitches in his investigation seem like a piece of cake compared to dinner-prep and bedtime stories with his two precocious, pre-teen nieces.
Can Marty catch the culprit, save his sister, and get his life back in order before he gets unplugged?
Uncle and Ants is the first novel in a refreshingly modern mystery series set in Silicon Valley. If you like clever humor, sassy side characters, and average Joes facing extraordinary circumstances, then you’ll love this twisty mystery.
Buy Uncle and Ants to login to a fresh, funny mystery today!
About the Author
In my family, I was born first — a fact my sister never lets me forget, no matter what milestone age she hits.
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 the evolving, quirky sibling relationship in Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery.
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.
My family and friends would tell you that Marty's character isn't much of a stretch of the imagination for me, but I proudly resemble that remark.Author Links - Website - http://www.marcjedel.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MarcJedel.Author
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Review of UNCLE AND ANTS by Marc Jedel
UNCLE AND ANTS, the first in a new series, is a totally hilarious delight to read and enjoy. The protagonist, Marty Golden, Silicon Valley software engineer, is the quintessential Feckless Hero. I love this guy, he's so authentic and transparent, he's a little megalomaniacal (fancying himself a “super spy investigator”), but his tongue in cheek poking fun at himself makes him even more likeable. Almost anybody (except The Perfect) will readily identify with Marty, and with his sister Laney, widowed mother of two feisty daughters.
If you want laugh-out-loud humor and a puzzling cozy mystery, look right here. I'm gleefully anticipating the next in this series.
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