Friday, January 5, 2018

Murder On Moon Trek 1 (A Sylvia Stryker Outer Space Mystery) by Diane Vallere

Genre: Cozy mystery, space opera
  • Series: Outer Space Mysteries

    • Paperback: 206 pages
    • Publisher: Polyester Press (December 17, 2017)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1939197406
    • ISBN-13: 978-1939197405

    Synopsis: When space academy dropout Sylvia Stryker hacks her way into the position of Uniform Inventory Manager aboard the Moon Unit 5, she jumps at the chance to leave her small planet behind. But when the ship's second navigation officer is found dead in the uniform closet shortly after departing the space station, Sylvia's problems become bigger than falsified test results. And when her supervisor places her on probation for her own uniform infraction, she's at risk of being dropped off at the nearest substation. Juggling red shirts, white lies, and an army of little green men, Sylvia has to expose a killer before the Moon Unit 5 becomes space dust.

    Review:  This is a great first story in what promises to be a fabulous new series.  The main character is reminiscent of those in other series by the author, in that she has a flair for fashion and a curiosity to solve mysteries around her. However, this character is from another planet, is PURPLE, and solves her mysteries in space.

    When I read the description of this book/series, I was curious whether the author would be able to do it justice, as it seemed so far removed from her other series. However, after reading the entire book, I have no more doubts. Even though I'm not much of an expert in space travel, all the details felt realistic to me, with nothing that glaringly jumped out and said NO WAY!!

    I love Sylvia, the main character, as well as the supporting characters, and look forward to more of their adventures.

    Rating: Five stars

    About the author
    4739022I grew up reading both Trixie Belden mysteries and Vogue magazine and learned how to spot a counterfeiting ring and accessorize a wardrobe. Now I use that knowledge to dream up plots for the Samantha Kidd, Madison Night, Material Witness, and Costume Shop mystery series. I still love accessories, only now some of them are accessories to murder.

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