Serf and Turf: A Silicon Valley Mystery

 by Marc Jedel

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Serf and Turf: A Silicon Valley Mystery
by Marc Jedel

About Serf and Turf

Serf and Turf: A Silicon Valley Mystery
BGM Press (October 9, 2019)
Paperback: 213 pages
ISBN-10: 1732716420
ISBN-13: 978-1732716421
Digital ASIN: B07YF2CN1B

A dead serf, soccer moms, and the world’s most interesting man complicate Marty’s life. Will his girlfriend disappear next?

When a dead body comes between Marty Golden and his girlfriend, how will he put things to rights? Juggling work, family and his love life, Marty is far from a Renaissance Man. Yet, if he wants his life back to normal, this quirky uncle must race to solve the murder of a serf in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Can Marty scour Silicon Valley for the killer before it’s too late?

Serf and Turf is the hilarious third novel in the Silicon Valley Mystery series. If you like your mysteries funny, witty and with more twists than red licorice, you’ll love this laugh-out-loud cozy mystery. This can be read standalone as well.

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About Marc Jedel 

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 this evolving, quirky sibling relationship.

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.

The publication of my first novel, Uncle and Ants, gave me permission to claim “author” as my job. And achieving Amazon Best Seller status gave me even better adjectives to use in front of “author.” This has led to way more interesting discussions than answering “marketing.”

My family would tell you that Marty’s character isn’t much of a stretch of the imagination for me, but I’m comfortable with that situation.

Like Marty, I live in Silicon Valley and can’t believe that otherwise normal people would willingly jump out of an airplane and call it fun. Unlike Marty, I have a wonderful wife and a neurotic but sweet, small dog, who is often the first to weigh in on the humor in my writing.

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MY REVIEW- 5 stars

Marc Jedel’s “Serf And Turf” (third in his Silicone Valley series) is a real hoot. Be prepared to chuckle, snort, and groan at the antics of his quirky, nerdy, but ever so likable, amateur sleuth, Marty Golden. (Think Don Adams in “Get Smart”.)

The story opens with Marty and his two nieces at a youth soccer game. He’s the only male in a gaggle of primping, strutting, and sniping soccer Moms. No game is in progress because the coach seems to be dead. Accident or foul play?  It’s up to Marty to discover which and who, in order to impress his new girlfriend.

As he eavesdrops on these cliques of chicks he learns that coach Giovanni should have been named Casanova. These soccer Moms will do anything to get their daughters in the top league spot.

From there it is nonstop hilarity as Marty tries to solve the maybe-murder while splitting his attention between his girlfriend, the desperate wishes of his sister and nieces, a growing list of possible suspects, a band of hokey Renaissance Faire actors, a snippy winery owner, a band of gangsters, and his police detective pal.

I loved all the details of his Rover self-driving cars.  They actually take part in the hunt! So cool!  And, of all things, I loved “The Bard, a Shakespeare quoting Renaissance player. If there is anything that can go wrong for Marty in this book… it does.

Oh, by the way, the perpetrator is almost a total surprise. Yes…. go back some chapters and you will see the clever clues Jedel laid in our unwitting path. Ha!


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2 thoughts on “Serf and Turf: A Silicon Valley Mystery

  1. Thanks so much for the wonderful review and for hosting me today. I’m very glad you enjoyed SERF AND TURF. I hope your readers will enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. I had a great time writing The Bard character so I’m excited you loved him. At, people can get the first chapter FREE for all three of my books (UNCLE AND ANTS, CHUTES AND LADDER, SERF AND TURF) simply by signing up for my newsletter. They also will hear about deals and new releases. Book 4 is underway so now’s a great time to enjoy Uncle Marty’s adventures as he bumbles through his investigations.

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