The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1) by Rob Thomas

The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)

From Rob Thomas, the creator of groundbreaking television series and movie Veronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling new mystery series.Ten years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. She's traded in her law degree for her old private investigating license, struggling to keep Mars Investigations afloat on the scant cash earned by catching cheating ...

Details The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)

TitleThe Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)
Release DateMar 25th, 2014
PublisherVintage Books
GenreMystery, Fiction, Crime, Audiobook, Contemporary

Reviews The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)

  • Julie Johnson
    My only thoughts about the upcoming release of the Veronica Mars movie AND the subsequent book series:Oh, and this: Can't wait! PS: I wrote this review while wearing my VMARS Kickstarter backer t-shirt, watching reruns of Season 1. #sorrynotsorry PPS: TEAM LoVe FOREVER.
  • Alyssa
    Please don't suck, please don't suck...Update: It didn't suck! It was actually really amazing and completely what I was hoping for. Veronica Mars fans are going to love this one, and more so if they get the Kristen Bell narrated audio book, I imagine. My only complaint is the romance absence, but honestly, the mystery more than made up for this. I'm sure we will see more LoVe in the future. And I'm banking that there will be a future, at least in...
  • Lukas Anthony
    Just do yourself a favour and read it.To be an avid marshmallow and receive not only a movie, but ALSO a book series that continues Veronica's story is, quite frankly incredible. There are a ton of fandoms that could never even hope to receive this type continuation of one of their beloved shows, and I will be forever thankful that there were enough rich marshmallows out there to give us what we wanted!Now, onto the question most of you are wonde...
  • Emily
    Prerelease:And once read:Don't get me wrong, I'm really happy to see more of Veronica Mars. Rob Thomas writes a pretty decent mystery novel, and the tone of the book is spot on. It's pretty easy to transition from watching the movie into reading this book, and I think the relationships are portrayed just as strongly and with as much feeling. It's acclass="gr-hostedUserImg">And Prerelease:And once read:Don't get me wrong, I'm really happy to see...
  • Lucy Langford
    4.5**** Veronica’s hands wouldn’t stop shaking. She held the revolver straight out from her body and breathed slowly, deeply, the hot-metal smell stinging her nostrils. She tried to relax her shoulders.This book picked up after the plot of the movie; Veronica and Mac head up the PI business and Keith Mars is recovering from the car crash. Business is a little slow for the PI business, however, in the town of sun, surf, crime and corruption, t...
  • Maureen
    SO GREAT! If you love Veronica Mars, you'll definitely love this book. I listened to the audiobook which was narrated by Kristen Bell, so the whole thing felt like one extended VM episode! I loved the mystery and pacing of it, and seeing all the characters again was wonderful.
  • Melanie
    See more reviews at YA Midnight ReadsA long time ago we used to be friends...Three seasons of epic, one movie of pure awesome and now a book that will totally rock your world. I'm quite new to the Veronica Mars fandom. In fact, I didn't start watching the TV show until this book showed up in the mail, and I am so glad that it did. Before I say anything else, I highly recommend that you watch the TV show, then the movie, then read this book to h...
  • Diane
    I'm a marshmallow. I admit it. Which means I am a Veronica Mars fan. Which means that not only have I watched all three seasons of the TV show (ahem, multiple times), I was also one of the 91,585 backers on Kickstarter who helped get the Veronica Mars movie made.In short, I am the perfect audience for this book. If you liked the TV show and/or the movie, you will probably enjoy this novel, which is a new mystery (this is NOT a novelization of the...
  • Ash Wednesday
    3.5 STARSHave you ever had a relationship that you knew wasn’t working, couldn’t work, would never work? But you just couldn’t help yourself, because the way it didn’t work was so damn good? So this is where my Two-Week Throwback ends. 64 episodes, a movie and now a book series. Which is funny because I read somewhere that Rob Thomas originally intended for Veronica Mars to be a serialized novel before it was picked up as a TV show.As som...
  • Adrienne
    This the only book I have ever pre-ordered with release-day delivery. On March 25, 2014, I will open my mailbox, and this will happen: Passersby will see:And, I, with all the other release-day fans, will open the cover and begin again...-------------------------------------------------Updated 30 March 2014(Note: As of this update, there are eleven "likes" for the above, pre-read seclass="gr-hostedUserImg">Updated This the only book I have ever ...
  • Alex
    If you're on the fence about reading the book, I'm gonna tell you to read it. Not just because I supremely enjoyed it, but because if this is the canon that Rob Thomas is writing, you're going to want to follow it. And he didn't pull punches. At this point, I'd follow that man into Hell and back, and there'd be a lot of snappy dialogue in between.I wasn't sure exactly what I was expecting from this book. Probably the last time I read some televis...
  • Sunil
    Remember Veronica Mars? She's back. In Pog book form.Let's get the obvious major criticism out of the way first: I wanted a first-person noir narrative and what I got was a third-person litfic narrative. It's a curious choice, especially since the story is still told from Veronica's POV, and a book would have been the perfect opportunity to let her unique voice shine. But I'm assuming Rob Thomas was too busy, you know, making the movie to write t...
  • Jennifer Ellision
    So easy to see this as a story arc of the already existing canon. Even better with KBell's narration.Wish the next audiobook had her narrating as well, but at least I can still just read it so that I can imagine in in her voice!
  • MissBecka
    It was lovely getting back into the Veronica Mars universe.She is still just as sassy as I remember and I am looking forward to the next book!
  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    Please note that some minor spoilers for this year’s Veronica Mars movie were inevitable.I just love the 21st century, don't you? A TV show gets cancelled, leaving behind millions of grieving fans. After years of struggle, a movie gets made, crowdfunded by adoring viewers who were unable to let go. While this is happening, creator of the show Rob Thomas (originally a novelist), decides to start a book series, which will pick up exactly where th...
  • Hollis
    It's hard to know how I would have felt about THE THOUSAND-DOLLAR TAN LINE had I read it. One has to assume there would've been more delight than dismay considering this spin-off from the Veronica Mars show literally follows in the steps of the movie and was written by the same creator and writer. But sometimes the change in medium just doesn't translate. So it's a really good thing that I chose to listen to the audiobook, despite saying I wasn't...
  • Kristina Horner
    I absolutely adored this book and I read it in one sitting - the writing was PERFECT and felt exactly like watching the show. It was so much fun to hear all the characters voices in my head as I read; to picture their mannerisms and the settings and the little looks shared between characters. Such a unique experience, since novelizations of TV shows generally don't hold a candle to the original show. This was wonderful. I can't wait for the next ...
  • Naddy
    It’s spring break and students has descended into the Neptune town, transforming the beaches into a frenzied, month long rave. Out of this one girl disappears from a party, And Veronica is called in to investigate. Veronica who has traded her law degree for her old private investigation license, struggling to keep Mars investigation afloat on the scant cash earned by catching cheating spouses until she can score her first big case.The house the...
  • Matthew
    A decent little book - I felt like I was watching an episode of the show. While I think you can enjoy this without having watched the show, I think you will appreciate it more if you have.
  • Lei
    EDIT: 26Mar4.5 starsI'm already done with the book. I'm going out for a while, review later when I get back. EDIT: 17MarThe synopsis is out!!! See below:________________________________________From Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series and movie phenomenon Veronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling mystery series that picks up where the feature film left off. Ten years after graduating from high schoolclass="gr-hostedUserImg">F...
  • Sarah Churchill
    Veronica Mars makes me so happy! Picking up the story a couple of months after the movie, 'Tan Line' is perfect for fangirls (and boys) who need a little more Veronica in their lives. I've always been a proud marshmallow, the movie had me grinning from beginning to end, so it was unlikely that I wouldn't love this book. Reading it soon after watching the movie definitely made it even better, not just because the story follows on, but because I wa...
  • Rachel E. Carter
    Kristen Bell narrating this book = perfection. I *wish* there was romance in this one (Logan Echolls is away at sea for the entire mystery) but Kristen is such a great narrator it was still fantastic and gave me all the Veronica Mars feels I could hope for.Oh, and fyi, there are only 2 books in this series (no more coming from what I can tell) and Kristen does not narrate book 2 so I'm preparing for my heart to get broken (seriously, I know there...
  • Jane
    4.5 stars for the audiobook as narrated by Kristen Bell.A good solid mystery that kept me guessing. If you like the TV series, you'll like this book! With Rob Thomas writing, and Kristen Bell narrating, the vibe is just like the show.My only disappointment with this book is that I finished it ready to dive into the next in series and realized the second book has a different narrator. Booo! Badass Female Character score: 5/5 -- It's freaking Veron...
  • Rincey
    This was absolutely perfect and I think was even better as an audiobook. Kristen Bell does everyone's voices and cadences absolutely PERFECTLY, I could picture every character during the entire story. If you're a Veronica Mars fan, this will definitely scratch that itch. If you aren't a Veronica Mars fan, please remedy that so that we can be friends again. See my full review here:
  • Sarah
    This book hits right where it should hit and if I'm honest I liked it more than the movie. Where the movie felt a bit rushed, the book gets the chance to really go into the story and into Veronica's feelings. They were able to explore the characters and the story itself. One thing I really liked was that the book was filled with references back to the series and that made me feel overjoyed and giddy. This book, unlike the movie, isn't trying to p...
  • Liz Janet
    When most people were reading "Harry Potter," (which I was not able to), I was watching "Veronica Mars," she was the Hermione I didn't get to experience as a child, and she was/is AMAZING.After the film I could only think of reading this series, because I knew I would love it, and love it I did. (But watch film first, because spoilers)The audiobook is the format I recommend, because Kristen Bell herself narrates the story, and she is brilliant, s...
  • Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
    3.5 stars. A solid mystery, good twists, lagged a bit in the middle with the various red herrings. I listened to Kristen Bell reading this, so naturally, I had Veronica's voice in my head the entire time. I did enjoy her take on Keith, Mac, and the other characters' voices, but mostly it was just lovely to have Kristen narrate the story to me. Review to come.
  • Winter Sophia Rose
    Riveting, Engrossing, Full Of Twists & Turns! A Refreshing Read! I Loved It!