Advance praise for “Murder at The Grove”
Fans of mysteries, especially West Coast-centric mysteries, rejoice! The irrepressible and irresistible teenage sleuth Adriana Hofstetter is back, with funny-snarky attitude, 40s wardrobe, hippy-dip but caring mom and BFF Billy Feldman intact, and a puzzling new murder to occupy her summer vacation. This time the scene is L.A.’s super mall, The Grove, with Adriana forced to deal with such alien (to her) contemporary concepts as iPods, YouTube and FaceBook to catch the killer of an Apple Store employee. Put away that new iPhone and enjoy.
—Dick Lochte, author of Sleeping Dog and Croaked!
In Murder at the Grove, occasional teenage gumshoe and always odd duck, Adrianna Hofstetter, is at it again, sticking her quirky nose where it doesn't belong; worrying her mother, fretting her friends (make that friend...just one), irritating the police, and persistently interrogating an array of annoyed suspects about a murder case which everyone insists doesn't exist. But the determined and indefatigable Ms. Hofstetter's skewed sleuthing ferrets out the facts faster than she can wolf down onion rings at a local Hollywood bistro. The clues, characters, and locale are all explored with the same eccentric but affectionate Kimmel whimsey displayed in Murder at Hollywood High and the Benjamin Kritzer trilogy.
—Charles Edward Pogue,
screenwriter of The Fly and Dragonheart