Veronica Mars meets the World of Warcraft in The Astonishing Mistakes of Dahlia Moss, a mystery romp with a most unexpected heroine.
You'd think that after I took a bullet in my arm following my last case, that I'd be timid about going in guns blazing a second time. But you'd be wrong. I faced down death, and the only bad thing that happened was that I got a cool scar. Which is a like a tattoo, but with street cred.
I may have been a little overconfident this time. Like, Leeroy Jenkins overconfident. Some small, but confidently made, errors committed in this book include:
- Unwisely meeting up with an internet stalker in real life.
- Eating a large breakfast before discovering a corpse
- Standing uncomfortably close to the edge of a steamboat while musing that nothing bad could possibly happen
- Kidnapping, again
That's the thing about a sense of invulnerability -- you usually get it right before things go terribly, terribly, wrong.
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... Dahlia Moss is all of us."—B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
"Wirestone's debut is a gem that can be summed up as 'geek chic.'"
—Library Journal on The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss
"A clever mystery featuring a delightful amateur detective. Or, in online parlance: Dahlia Moss FTW!"
—Kirkus on The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss
"This book is a barrel of fun."
—Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author on The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss
"A hilarious read sure to delight mystery lovers and gamers alike. With unforgettable characters and a stand-out heroine, Dahlia
kept me guessing until the very end. A laugh-out-loud gem of a book."—N.K. Traver, author of Duplicity on The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss
"Dahlia's story is a zany, hilarious, laugh fest that made my inner geek girl sit up and search for a caper to solve! Take the clumsy sweetness of Bridget Jones, combine with the intriguing geekiness of Felicity Smoak, and you have Dahlia Moss in this delightful romp!"
—Rebecca Zanetti, New York Times bestselling author on The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss
"At last, a 'geek mystery' ... entirely fresh."
—New Hampshire Union Leader on The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss