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The Questionable Behavior of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone
Review by Ernest Lilley
Redhook Kindle Edition  ISBN/ITEM#: B072FNG9SW
Date: 09 January 2018

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The Questionable Behavior of Dahlia Moss is quirky and delightful, even if I had to look the other way while our heroine steals the new game's code for her unknown client. Murder is only murder, but IP theft is serious stuff. Oh well. Ms. Moss hasn't stepped up to investigation as a professional, breezing through in her ad-hoc style, but she's thinking about it, and a certain amount of this book is about deciding to take the plunge. Commitment hasn't been the 26-year old's strong suit, as witnessed by the lack of steady employment and some romantic confusion. She's fond of her nominal boyfriend, Nathan (sexy biologist), but distracted by the inexplicably, sort of alluring police detective (Anson). Unlike her previous adventures, this one is more madcap than mystery, despite the body she finds in the storeroom, but all the characters are fun and the seeds laid here should pay off in further stories.

From official release/information:

Product Description: Veronica Mars meets the World of Warcraft in this mystery romp with a hilarious heroine.

Working for a games development company is my dream job. So, when a slightly sketchy lawyer offered me the opportunity, I had to take it! Who cares that the company has some quirks? No job is perfect. Some questionable, but probably totally normal issues:

  • A mysterious whistle-blower is posting the industry's dirty laundry on Reddit.
  • An unidentified corpse is in the staff room.
  • The game under development is for filthy casuals, and unwisely involves matching talking peppermints.
  • My job, technically speaking, is "Industry Spy".
It's all just a typical day at the office. Right?

(Source: Redhook)

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