When dead bodies turn up at the geek con, Jacob has to start early on his detective career - police are out of their depth in a world where nearly everyone wears a costume or uses an alias. But someone is bent on revealing Jacob's secret to the entire con. If Jacob’s history comes out, his police career will end before it begins, even if he can find the killer. And if he can't, more fans will die. More
They just wanted to have a good time with their fellow geeks at the fan convention. Jacob wants his mint copy of How to Die in Five Easy Steps signed by superstar Greg Hammer. Samantha wants to ace her voice acting audition and land a role.
But when dead bodies start turning up, Jacob has to start a little early on his hoped-for detective career. Con Job is a cheerful celebration of enthusiasts’ love for comics, gaming, film, manga, television, anime, cosplay, and other geeky pursuits, and the police are out of their depth in a world where nearly everyone wears a costume or uses an alias. They need Knowledge (Local).
But Jacob has a secret of his own, and it looks like someone is bent on revealing him to the entire con. If Jacob’s history comes out, his police career will end before it begins, even if he can find the killer. And if he can’t, more fans will die.
For the Geeks, By the Geeks
This fun murder mystery is full of nerdy humor, with references to everything from hobbit genealogy to the Marvel cinematic universe, but it's certainly not exclusionary to other readers. Jacob and Samantha's race to discover the killer is set against a backdrop of con activity and complications. Written by a veteran con attendee, organizer, and competitive cosplayer, Con Job is both a glimpse into the inner workings of a fan convention and a fast-paced pursuit of a vicious murderer.
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