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
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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