Molly Marbles owns a successful restaurant on Mars. However, when VV, Virtual Vittles, opens almost next door, she knows she must check it out. Her restaurant is known for delicious food, and VV serves virtual renditions of the same dishes. Will virtual food be as filling as good old stomach filling food? Will VV ruin her business?
When Rick, the owner of VV is found dead in Molly’s kitchen, she is once more on a murder case with Chief Of Detective Lamont Cranshaw from Mars Yard. To add to her worries, she’s planning her daughter’s wedding, her chef and one of the kitchen staff are at each other’s throats, and the infamous cereal killer has escaped custody. Then add the controversy of androids and their place in society, and you have a combination of intrigue. Will Molly find the killer, resolve her staff problems, and escape the notice of the cereal killer? Come along for a riotous ride in author Jackie Kingon’s latest murder mystery. My book reviews follow.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Sherlock Mars is a mystery, murder, crime story, a look into the fertile imagination of Jackie Kingon, and endless fun. I found her characters well-developed with full-bodied personalities and secondary characters who added depth to the storyline. She included many suspects during the investigation, and just as I thought I knew the identity of the killer, she added another to the mix.
Full of hilarious names for everything on Mars, I found myself laughing out loud at her outlandish vision of future life. With a play on names and historical facts such as Billings Montana who owns a pizza shop, Schiaparelli Marinara and Spaghetti Bolognaise adventurers. Holly Wood and Beverly Hills female’s Rick dated, a game called Pin the Tail on the Cerebral Cortex, Dim Sun a lighting engineer, and so many more, I laughed and laughed.
The plotting is skillful, and Kingon‘s writing is easy to read and follow. I found the scenes transitioned smoothly and the writing flowed well. With a variety of suspects, this book is intriguing and keeps the reader guessing the identity of the killer. Androids play a large part in this story, and Kingon‘s imagination was in fine form in this area. If you are looking for a story with murder, mystery, puns, and laughter, this is the one for you.
SHERLOCK MARS RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
ALSO, PLEASE NOTE:
Also, I purchased this book, and I chose to review with honest book reviews voluntarily. Lastly, reviews of any novel are dependent on the author’s opinion. Consequently, all reviews online and on my blog, are my opinions.
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