Obsession is deadly. No one learns that better than Luna Ketz, a pessimistic high school senior. She wishes more than anything to graduate but things don’t always go as planned. Luna quickly finds herself trapped in a web of lies and murders, spun by the least suspected person in her hometown. It’s not long before she realizes she’s being targeted by the person she despises most in the world. When Luna figures out who is behind the killings, things make a turn for the bizarre when she is contacted by a friend she has not heard from in years. It is then Luna realizes she is very much in danger, but although she can avoid the killer in reality, she cannot avoid him in her dreams.
Disturbed by the death of a suspect in a recent case, Qigiq— Fairbanks detective and master knifeman—heads south to partner with action-loving Kandy Dreeson of the SFPD. Their first case immerses them in the most complex cyber-crime of the decade when missing college musician appears on YouTube.
“A thoughtful, well-constructed tale.”–Kirkus Reviews
Ned Flynn has spent half of his life in jail. Now he has decided to go straight. Feared by those who have crossed him, in his mother’s eyes he can do no wrong. Yet during an ad hoc visit home, he finds her in a bad way. He feels guilty leaving her like this, but he needs money to do the right thing.
Then his luck changes, thanks to local businessman, Mason, who hires him to bring back his wayward wife. Yet like everything in Flynn’s life, things don’t go to plan. Not only does he fall for Mason’s wife Nia, but he’s haunted by her dead lover’s ghost.
Is Flynn’s losing his mind, and is Nia on his side, or is she the femme fatale everyone says she is?
A gripping psychological noir thriller in the tradition of James M. Cain and Jim Thompson.
“Klingler makes supreme use of his tech knowledge in a grisly mystery that strives to address the ethics of content ownership. His effortlessly clever prose makes the subject thoroughly entertaining…a thoughtful, well-constructed tale.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Cleverly designed, //Mash Up// is the perfect detective read, as well as a classic addition to the noir genre.” — San Francisco Book Review (5 of 5 Stars)
Join detectives Qigiq, the Alaskan techno-newbie from Klingler’s award winning debut novel RATS, and his fast-driving partner Kandy as they search for a beautiful musician who has been missing since leaving for a date with a man called Mony. The arrival of an Amazon box whose content sends the roommate into hysterics leads to a midnight “accident”, a boat named With A Bullet, and a web of cyber-clues: a shocking YouTube video, a mysterious virus attacking music fans, and the curious power of a craigslist ad.
“Klingler is skilled at writing action scenes. He puts the reader directly in the line of fire, and he doesn’t let up…Anyone interested in thrillers or police procedurals will find much to appreciate in this newest Qigiq installment.”—Foreword Clarion Reviews (4 Star ****)