I am a Veronica Mars devotee. Massive fangirl. It’s still my favorite TV show of all time, and while there have been some competitors (Doctor Who, Pushing Daisies, and Chuck, to name a few), none have come close to dethroning the queen.
So, of course, I funded the Kickstater for the movie. Of course I went to go see it opening weekend (with my HS friend, as it happened to be both of our birthdays. Best birthday gift ever). Of course I nabbed the first book—The Thousand Dollar Tan Line—when it came out and devoured it. I will continue to devour as much Veronica Mars as I can, for as long as Rob Thomas wants to keep making stories.
And here’s the latest:
The Neptune Grand has always been the seaside town’s ritziest hotel, despite the shady dealings and high-profile scandals that seem to follow its elite guests. When a woman claims that she was brutally assaulted in one of its rooms and left for dead by a staff member, the owners know that they have a potential powder keg on their hands. They turn to Veronica to disprove—or prove—the woman’s story.
The case is a complicated mix of hard facts, mysterious occurrences, and uncooperative witnesses. The hotel refuses to turn over its reservation list and the victim won’t divulge who she was meeting that night. Add in the facts that the attack happened months ago, the victim’s memory is fuzzy, and there are holes in the hotel’s surveillance system, and Veronica has a convoluted mess on her hands. As she works to fill in the missing pieces, it becomes clear that someone is lying—but who? And why?
To which I say:
What Intrigued Me: A new Veronica Mars mystery? Say no more, I’m sold.
What Hooked Me: No knocking TDTL, but I enjoyed Mr. Kiss and Tell 50% more. Why? There was significantly more Logan. And no Veronica Mars story is complete without Logan. Veronica isn’t complete without Logan.
Whoops. My OTP is showing.
What Made Me Fall In Love: LOGAN!
Okay, no. Well, not completely. What I love about the continuation of the series is how it pays tribute to the original. There are callback jokes, references to cases Veronica solved in the TV series, and everyone’s favorite (and least favorite) characters return. It nods to longtime fans, but is different enough for new fans. So bring me more Veronica, Logan, Keith, Wallace, Mac, Weevil, Lamb, Leo, Norris, Madison, and…well…anyone else. I am so, so ready.
Mr. Kiss and Tell is available January 20th from Amazon or your local badass bookstore. Nab a copy before the case gets cold.