Jeremy Gold is seventeen years old…in his mind. He lives in Carpinteria, California—ten miles south of its more celebrated sister, Santa Barbara. He loves hiking, mountain bike riding, and of course, writing. Death at Carp High is the first in the five-part Jake Brown mystery series. Jeremy and his wife, Calla, have been married since 1979. Any resemblance between their 21-year-old son, Dan, and Jake Brown is purely…understandable.
Jake Brown and his best friend, Dean, head out to catch some waves before school one morning when they find a body floating in the surf. This sets them on a course never meant to be taught in high school. Applying lessons they've learned from a short lifetime of TV detective shows, they set out tracking down the murderer.