Saturday, November 10, 2018

Uncle And Ants by Mark Jedel-Great Escapes Tour-review/Giveaway

About the book 

Mysterious attacks. Mischievous nieces. Can a clueless uncle catch a tech-savvy killer … and be home before bedtime?

When a freak accident hospitalizes Marty Golden’s sister and condemns him to babysitter duty, he thinks it’s just another case of hardwired bad luck in Silicon Valley. Until a suspicious murder suggests the mishap was no mere coincidence. Something must be done.
Too bad this quirky, fashion-backward uncle isn’t exactly hero material.
Convinced his sister is in mortal danger, this amateur sleuth follows clues to an oddball array of suspects. Armed with nothing but an eye for detail and powers of self-delusion, Marty tangles with gangsters, a cantankerous school secretary, and a perplexing woman he can’t help but fall for. Glitches in his investigation seem like a piece of cake compared to dinner-prep and bedtime stories with his two precocious, pre-teen nieces.
Can Marty catch the culprit, save his sister, and get his life back in order before he gets unplugged?
Uncle and Ants is the first novel in a refreshingly modern mystery series set in Silicon Valley. If you like clever humor, sassy side characters, and average Joes facing extraordinary circumstances, then you’ll love this twisty mystery.
Buy Uncle and Ants to login to a fresh, funny mystery today!
And I thought
Uncle And Ants is full of  fun and charm and a bit quirky just like the characters. 
The character are funny and quirky from Marty the main character to co-worker Raj (from India)  Raj was charming with his attempts at humor and confusion about American words and phrases.  He was a good co-worker and friend covering for Marty when he got caught up in mystery and drama after his sister is injured in a car wreck. 

The story is fast paced happening in only a few days.   When the police investigator (good looking ex underware model) doesn't listen to Marty's suspicions he sets out on his on to discover who might have tried to harm his sister Laney.    All the while taking care of his two nieces that kind of know more about what's up than Uncle Marty. 

Marty has a muddled style of investigating since he's actually a computer geek but along with the help of Raj and a few others he manages to figure out what is going on and who the bad guy(s) is. 

Mark Jedel has just as surprisingly given us the start of a great new series that will have you laughing along the way.  

I am looking forward to book 2 already.  An excerpt from Chapter 
one can be found at the end of Uncle And Ants.  

If you enjoy a good clean, funny mystery you will enjoy every minute of the ride with Marty and his friends especially 'Rover'

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on Good Reads

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  1. Thanks for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Uncle and Ants. As you pointed out, Marty's adventures continue in book 2, Chutes and Ladder, which will be released in the next few months. Marty, his nieces, Raj, and even a new family member will continue to make you laugh as they encounter another dangerous and crazy situation.

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  2. Funny title captured by the cover.
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    1. Thanks! I think the cover designer did a phenomenal job capturing the tone of the book and creating a bright, fun cover. You may also like how she's done the cover for book 2 (Chutes and Ladder) at