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Veronica Mars

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Veronica Mars

An Original Mystery by Rob Thomas: the Thousand-Dollar Tan Line
From Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series and movie phenomenon Veronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling mystery series that picks up where the feature film left off. Ten years...
From Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series and movie phenomenon Veronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling mystery series that picks up where the feature film left off. Ten years...
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  • From Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series and movie phenomenon Veronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling mystery series that picks up where the feature film left off.

    Ten years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. She's traded in her law degree for her old private investigating license, struggling to keep Mars Investigations afloat on the scant cash earned by catching cheating spouses until she can score her first big case.

    Now it's spring break, and college students descend on Neptune, transforming the beaches and boardwalks into a frenzied, week-long rave. When a girl disappears from a party, Veronica is called in to investigate. But this is no simple missing person's case; the house the girl vanished from belongs to a man with serious criminal ties, and soon Veronica is plunged into a dangerous underworld of drugs and organized crime. And when a major break in the investigation has a shocking connection to Veronica's past, the case hits closer to home than she ever imagined.

    In Veronica Mars, Rob Thomas has created a groundbreaking female detective who's part Phillip Marlowe, part Nancy Drew, and all snark. With its sharp plot and clever twists, The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line will keep you guessing until the very last page.



    From the Trade Paperback edition.
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  • Chapter TWO


    Traffic was already a nightmare by the time Veronica dropped her dad off at home and headed back out toward Mars Inves­tigations. Spring break had descended on Neptune in all its bacchanalian glory, and even though the worst of it choked the beaches and boardwalks, the party had spread inland, creeping up through the commercial districts and the historic downtown blocks. The drunk and disoriented glutted the bars, restaurants, and shops all over town, even at noon on a Monday. It'd already been going on for more than a week, and it wouldn't slow up until mid­April--there were hundreds of colleges within driving distance, each with its own spring break dates.

    Veronica glanced in her rearview mirror. Traffic stretched as far as she could see, motionless in the sun. The sidewalks were crawling with undergrads, shouting at their friends, lifting glass bottles in impromptu toasts. Apparently Neptune's public consumption laws were being selectively enforced. But that was par for the course during the three­week spring break season--money talked in Neptune, and no one heard it louder or clearer than Sheriff Dan Lamb. He spent most of the year chasing "undesirables" (translation: anyone flirting with the poverty line) off the streets, only to turn a blind eye to binge­drinking eighteen­year­olds descending en masse.

    Someone laid on his horn. A girl with feather hair extensions leaned down into the gutter to vomit, then straightened up and kept walking as if nothing had happened. A cluster of bikini­clad girls on roller skates tripped laughing across the road while several boys stood on the sidewalk filming them with their cell phones. She sighed and fiddled with the radio dial. She'd let Keith man the stations on the way home and now Blue Öyster Cult blared from the speakers, the cowbell ringing loud and proud. Five hundred stations on this thing and he went straight to 1976. There's no help for some people. She played idly with the controls, looking for something to pass the time.

    "I can tell you one thing: I wouldn't let my daughter go to Neptune for spring break."

    Veronica paused. She knew that voice right away: Trish Turley, big, blond, and Texan, sounded like an avenging fury cutting across the airwaves. Her TV show ran daily on CNN, and Neptune's local talk radio streamed the audio.

    "I mean, the place is just a pressure cooker of hormones, drugs, and alcohol. Kids these days aren't taught to respect their own limits. And have you seen the way these girls act?" You could practically see Trish Turley shaking her head in approbation. "All you have to do is look up Neptune in your World Wide Web and you'll find video upon video of them showing their breasts for free beer. And then we're shocked when someone gets hurt."

    Ah, the twin pillars of outrage journalism: slut shaming and victim blaming. Trish Turley liked to call herself a "victim's rights" advocate, but anytime she could turn an eye on the general decay of society (as witnessed through WASP­ colored glasses), she made sure to cover all the bases. The corruption of youth? Check. Amoral decadence? Check. Missing white girl? Yahtzee.

    But even Veronica had to admit that it was disturbing how little difference eighteen­year­old Hayley Dewalt's disappearance had made to the festivities. The news had hit that weekend: Hayley, down with friends from UC Berkeley, had been missing for almost a week. But you'd never have guessed it from the air of celebration hanging over the town. The bass pounded on and the beer still flowed freely. She wasn't sure what the reaction to one of their own vanishing into...

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  • Rob Thomas

    Rob Thomas is the creator of the television series Veronica Mars and the cocreator of the television series Party Down. He lives in Austin with his wife and two children. He hasn't fully recovered from Ray Allen's three-pointer in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals.

    Jennifer Graham

    Jennifer Graham graduated from Reed College and received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Her short stories have appeared in The Seattle Review and Zahir. She currently lives in Austin with her husband.

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