Sherlock Mars - Jackie Kingon

3 Stars

Molly Marbles runs a successful bistro on terraformed Mars. When a virtual restaurant opens next door, offering the experience of delicacies from across the solar system with none of the calories, what will it do to her business?

Then, when the virtual restaurant’s owner is murdered in her kitchen, Molly, amateur detective, cranks into high gear to help the police solve the mystery.

Meanwhile, she is planning her pop-star daughter’s wedding, keeping her kitchen staff from feuding, and protecting her android friend from the humans-only mob. Plus, the infamous Cereal Serial Killer has escaped from prison.

Things are getting hectic, but Molly is a resilient and resourceful woman, whose knack for mysteries has her nick-named ‘Sherlock Mars’.

A riotous concoction: fine dining, virtual reality, and murder. Delightfully weird.

Jackie Kingon has published two articles in the New York Times: A feature piece about her experiences teaching in an inner city school called 'A Year in the Trenches' and 'Beautiful Music', about her son diagnosed with autism who is currently a pianist for the Alvin Ailey Ballet Company and school. Other non fiction articles have appeared in journals for autism and learning disabilities. Her first book, Chocolate Chocolate Moons, also about Molly Marbles, was called "delightful" by Kirkus Review and "hard to resist," by the San Francisco Book Review. Short stories have been published in Flying Island Press-Pieces of Eight, The Fringe Magazine and Static Movement Magazine. She has a Masters degree from Columbia University Teachers College in New York City; a Bachelor of Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts in New York City where she won the outstanding student award. She has been a member of the board of the Empire State Plaza Art Commission in Albany, NY and on the board of the Friends of Vassar College Art Museum. Jackie Kingon lives with her husband in New York City.

This was one zany and quirky book! I enjoyed reading it... at times. I think in my case case it was almost too much. You have to really be into this kind of thing to really enjoy it. And, for me - I can take it or leave it. I don't think I would want to read books like this all the time. I would get tired of it very quickly.

But - I did enjoy this one for the most part. It was fun, quick and very different. I guarantee you will not read another one like it. I liked the characters, but again, almost a little too over the top for me.

If you are looking for something different with a Sci Fi feel this one has your name all over it.

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from the authorThank You!

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