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Dial Em for Murder

Sixteen-year-old Emmy Danvers was just trying to write a halfway decent romance novel when a senile old man mumbled a cryptic warning, tackled her to the ground in the middle of Starbucks, and...died right on top of her.

Unfortunately for Emmy, the incident wasn't quite as random as she thought, and it turns out that the old man might have taken a bullet for her. Not only that, he slipped something into her pocket: a digital tablet containing secrets that she has no idea how to unlock, but that others are ready to kill for. Thrust into a world where nothing is as it seems, Emmy must try to track down her absentee father, deal with a flirtatious bad boy who may or may not be on her side, and, oh yeah, stay one step ahead of the killers lurking in the shadows of an exclusive prep school. The old man's parting advice to "trust nobody" doesn't sound so crazy after all....

"Bates weaves a fast-paced, heart-in-throat thriller!" --Mary Elizabeth Summer, author of Trust Me, I'm Lying and Trust Me, I'm Trouble

"Dial Em for Murder kept me up--with all the lights on--long past my bedtime." --Tracy Deebs, author of Doomed and The Tempest series, and coauthor of The Hero Agenda series

"Marni Bates's Dial Em for Murder has it all: quirky humor, pulse-quickening action, and a sassy heroine you'll love."--Emily McKay, author of The Farm series

"A funny and engaging read that will keep you guessing." --Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc.

"For readers who like a light serving of mystery with a side of romance." --Kirkus Reviews

"A fast-paced, cloak-and-dagger thriller that's funny, smart and flat-out fun. Terrific characters, the perfect setting and a suspenseful plot make this a guilty pleasure." --Justine Magazine

"A fun, quirky mystery. Emmy is a delightfully sassy protagonist, and her wit had me laughing out loud more than once. A solid pick for mystery lovers looking for a fun, hilarious book with sass and suspense." --YA Books Central

 

“Emmy pursues the truth to a thrilling conclusion. Full of witty back-and-forth banter and a knowing tongue-in-cheek tone … all clues point to a sequel.”

– Booklist

“Romance mixes with light mystery … .Readers will enjoy the funny, sarcastic wit of Em; give this book to mystery fans who love their thrills with a lot of romance.”

– VOYA Magazine