Veronica Mars meets the World of Warcraft inthis mystery romp with a hilarious heroine.
Working for a games development company is my dream job. So, when a slightly sketchy lawyer offered me the opportunity, I had to take it! Who cares that the company has some quirks? No job is perfect. Some questionable, but probably totally normal issues:
A mysterious whistle-blower is posting the industry's dirty laundry on Reddit.An unidentified corpse is in the staff room.The game under development is for filthy casuals, and unwisely involves matching talking peppermints.My job, technically speaking, is "Industry Spy."It's all just a typical day at the office. Right?
Dive into Dahlia Moss's brilliant, bonkers mystery and enjoy pure, geeky fun!
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Wirestone effortlessly integrates comedy into a murder inquiry in his outstanding third Dahlia Moss mystery (after 2016's The Astonishing Mistakes of Dahlia Moss). Emily Swenson, a mercenary attorney acting on the behalf of an unnamed client, hires Dahlia, who is studying to be a PI, to commit corporate espionage. Emily plants Dahlia as a temporary receptionist at Cahaba Apps, a game-development company in St. Louis. Dahlia's mission is to steal the code for a new game Cahaba is developing. Cahaba proves to be full of eccentrics whose struggle to complete the new project on time is complicated by an intensely negative blog post about its oppressive working conditions. Dahlia's efforts to complete her covert assignment become even more difficult after she finds a dead woman in the ladies' room. The wry and self-deprecating Dahlia is an endearing lead with a knack for humorous asides (the investigating cop is "the sort of person who, if suddenly killed in action, would be proclaimed as being a couple of weeks away from retirement"). Wodehouse fans will find much to like.