Veronica Mars: An Original Mystery by Rob Thomas: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line

Kobo ebook | March 25, 2014

byRob Thomas, Jennifer Graham

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From Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series and movie phenomenon Veronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling mystery series that picks up where the feature film left off. 
 
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.
 
In Veronica Mars, Rob Thomas has created a groundbreaking female detective who’s part Phillip Marlowe, part Nancy Drew, and all snark. With its sharp plot and clever twists, The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line will keep you guessing until the very last page.

 




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From Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series and movie phenomenon Veronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling mystery series that picks up where the feature film left off.  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 tra...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0804170711

ISBN - 13:9780804170710

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good fun, high stakes thrill The Thousand Dollar Tan Line was an exciting read that was only slightly hindered by its connection to the TV series. The mystery was thrilling and a pleasant change of pace from focusing on finding the culprit. However, the characterization was a little sparse. Characters dropped in and out without any real relevance, especially Veronica's boyfriend. I haven't seen the show so I can only guess that the lack of character development was because it was assumed that readers were already familiar with their personalities and struggles. I would've preferred more time spent on the relationship between Veronica and her primary colleague-friend instead of her boyfriend, since the colleague was actually involved in the main plot. Regardless, I did enjoy this novel quite a bit and was hungry to reach the end to learn the answer to every piece of the mystery. I've already placed a hold on the next Veronica Mars book at the library. more reviews at www.katielovestoread.tumblr.com
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just like the TV show and movie This first Veronica Mars mystery follows the spirit of what Rob Thomas created in his TV show and what followed in the movie. The story flows well and keeps you guessing. Very hard to stop once you start. A definite must read for all Veronica Mars fans! I can't wait to read the second book!
Date published: 2015-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A worthy addition to the Mars canon! This first Veronica Mars novel, from creator Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham, picks up where the movie "Veronica Mars" leaves off. With her father-partner recovering from his injuries, private investigator Veronica Mars must go it alone and solve a double mystery which brings her face to face with dangerous deceptions, international drug cartels, and those pesky demons from her past. Full of the same kind of witty and irreverent writing that made the tv series so great and chock full of cameos from the Mars universe this book is a must for all fans of the show. As a fan myself, I found the book more satisfying than most of season 3 of the show. This book proves that an adult Veronica Mars works. It helps that her support system is firmly in place. What is Sherlock Holmes without Watson? What is Veronica Mars without Wallace, Mac and her dad Keith Mars? The writing itself is smooth and easy to read. Mars gets herself into some tight situations but nothing that isn't seen on mainstream television. Probably good for a teen to adult audience. My only criticism is that, perhaps, the authors focussed too heavily on doing justice to the characters of the Mars universe while neglecting the mystery somewhat. The resolution of the mystery seemd a bit contrived and instead of a “ohhhh, now I get it!” moment it left me with a feeling of “Ohhh...what? Really...hmmm. Okay...yay Veronica!” Overall, it's a great detective novel with a great group of characters and Graham does an excellent job of bringing Veronica Mars to the novel format. Looking forward to more mystery solving in Neptune from our friendly neighbourhood Veronica Mars!
Date published: 2015-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down Wish there were more. Big veronica fan. Some great character depictions. So glad eli made an appearance.
Date published: 2014-08-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too old to be a fan? I came to 'Veronica Mars' late. I mean, it was on the CW, who over thirty watched that? What caught me about Veronica was the subversive, sly wit that was, on the one hand silly but also hiding a sophistication you had to dig for. That the cast was eye-catching didn't hurt either, Then, it was gone. Sure, Kristen Bell showed up in 'Deadwood' & Rico Conantoni returned to Toronto to star in 'Flashpoint' (not to mention the notorious mob boss in 'Person of Interest'). Like so many intelligent TV shows it was too smart for its own good. Fortunately the principals agreed to a one off movie if, and it was a big if, it could get financing through a kick starter campaign. What were the chances, right? But they pulled it off. Now we have a novel, to let us down gently. While not quite a match for either the series or the film, it is worth the time. Veronica is as headstrong as ever and her usual sidekicks scramble to keep up. Her father, Keith, who was wounded in the events of the film, is unable to offer much assistance but Mac and Wallace do what they can.. Read, and enjoy.
Date published: 2014-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great continuation! Reads just like a movie. Excellent bonus material for fans :)
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great movie follow-up! If you left the Veronica Mars movie wanting more Veronica adventures, then this book is for you. It picks up a few months after the events of the movie, and hits the ground running. I felt like I was reading Veronica Mars 2 or a new pilot. The book is a well written page turner. Highly recommended for any Veronica Mars fan.
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Veronica It may have helped that I read this during spring break...but I loved it and it was a perfect continuation of the movie...I hope there are many more to come
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but not quite great I feel like my love of this book comes from my love of Veronica Mars not the book itself. It almost captured the essence of what makes Veronica Mars such a fun and compelling story but the book lacked the substance that was always part of the tv series. I hope that as the series continues there will be more regarding supporting story lines.
Date published: 2014-04-01