Hit and Mist

About Hit and Mist

Hit and Mist: A Silicon Valley Mystery
Cozy Mystery
4th In Series
Publisher: BGM Press
Paperback: 213 pages
ISBN-10: 1732716439
ISBN-13: 978-1732716438
Digital ASIN: B087YQ9CKK

He’s determined to prove his friend innocent of homicide. He may make things worse….

When Marty’s surfer-dude pal is arrested for murder, he must squeeze his amateur sleuthing into his packed schedule. With his high-tech job busier than ever and his nieces’ antics sidetracking him, Marty’s ready for a Thanksgiving holiday. All he has to do is solve two murders. But if he can’t even convince his sister to bake his favorite chocolate pie, how can he hope to save his friend?

With the help of his girlfriend, some wacky coworkers and Buddy the rambunctious Labrador, Marty sets out to disprove the ironclad evidence. But as the suspect list blossoms out of control, his bumbling efforts might lead him into problems faster than a failing hard drive.

Can he clear his friend’s name before he’s blown to bits?

Hit and Mist is the fourth book in the riotous Silicon Valley cozy mystery series. If you like your murder cases twisty, your suspect lists long, and your detectives clueless, then you’ll love Marc Jedel’s humorous murder adventure.

Buy Hit and Mist to stumble onto the truth today!

Character Post from Megan Tran, niece of protagonist Marty Golden, in Hit and Mist

Recently I caught up with Megan, the young niece of Marty Golden. Although Marty is the protagonist in my new humorous, cozy mystery book, Hit and Mist: A Silicon Valley Mystery, I thought Megan’s perspective might be interesting.

Marc (author): Hi, Megan. Thanks for talking to me.
Megan: [looking at phone] Yupper.

Marc (author): What do you want to be when you grow up?
Megan: I keep changing my mind. When I was young I wanted to be a race car driver. They can drive their cars as fast as they want and don’t get tickets on the highway like my mom.

Marc (author): What do you mean when you were young? You’re still pretty young. How old are you, anyway?
Megan: Did Uncle Marty tell you to ask me that? He doesn’t remember how old I am and he’s always asking me. Ooo, it makes me mad. Uncles should remember how old their nieces are, shouldn’t they?

Marc (author): Yes they should. But your Uncle Marty isn’t all bad, right? Didn’t he get you this new dog, Buddy?
Megan: [squeals and hugs Buddy] Yes! That was so amazing. I love Buddy. He’s our new Labrador puppy, but he already weighs like sixty pounds. I told Uncle Marty that Buddy would be my best friend. [Hugs Buddy]. But, my mom doesn’t always like him. Buddy can be a troublemaker.

Marc (author): What’s he done this time?
Megan: Well, nothing today. So far. But a few months ago, he escaped out of his dog crate, jumped on the stove and turned on the gas. The firefighters had to come to the house. Three fire trucks! Buddy was unconscious on the floor. Mom says we’re lucky there wasn’t an explosion. And our neighbor still won’t walk near our house now. It’s super funny. She parks her car down the street and she’s always sniffing the air when she rushes out of her house.

Marc (author): You have to hang out with your Uncle Marty sometimes. How is that?
Megan: What? [looking up] Oh, Uncle Marty. He’s fine. He tells dumb jokes but he takes us to Starbucks for breakfast sometimes. And he didn’t tell Mom about when I got in trouble at school. I guess he’s sorta cool.

Marc (author): Have you read my new book, Hit and Mist? It’s about your uncle and you’re even in it.
Megan: [doesn’t look up from her phone]

Marc (author): Megan! My books. Have you read them?
Megan: Nah, I like to watch YouTube videos. Your covers are cool, though. Maybe I’ll read them later. Are they about me? You know they would be funny if they’re about me. And you’d have to pay me, right?

Marc (author): Yes, I’m sure a book about you would be funny. But these are more about Uncle Marty and how he solves the mysteries while juggling his work, everything going on in his life, and not getting killed.
Megan: Ok, never mind then. Hey, Buddy, come back here. [Runs off after dog.]

Marc (author): Well, I guess that’s all we’ll get from Megan today. My books in the Silicon Valley Mystery series are humorous murder mysteries. Silicon Valley is not your typical cozy mystery locale and Marty Golden doesn’t fit the normal profile of a mystery protagonist. Despite finding himself thrust into challenging situations, Marty isn’t exactly hero material. He combines wit, irreverent humor and sarcasm mixed in with nerdy insecurities, absent-mindedness, and fumbling but effective amateur sleuthing skills. With an active inner voice and not a lot of advanced planning, he throws himself into solving problems. Sometimes, he even succeeds.

Hit and Mist, book 4 in the series, can be read standalone. All the books in the series are free for Kindle Unlimited readers. Buy them on Amazon at: amazon.com/gp/product/B07PHNT7XM or get the first three released as audiobooks by Tantor Audio everywhere audiobooks are sold. For more about my books or me, please visit www.marcjedel.com.

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.

Author Links
Website: www.marcjedel.com
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/MarcJedel.Author
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mjedel/
GoodReads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/18403497.Marc_Jedel
BookBub: www.bookbub.com/profile/marc-jedel

Purchase Link – Amazonhttp://getbook.at/HitMist 

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