Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars

The First Book in An Original Mystery Series

Book - 2014
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Random House, Inc.
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 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 spouses until she can score her first big case.
Now it’s spring break, and college students descend on Neptune, transforming the beaches and boardwalks into a frenzied, week-long rave. When a girl disappears from a party, Veronica is called in to investigate. But this is no simple missing person’s case; the house the girl vanished from belongs to a man with serious criminal ties, and soon Veronica is plunged into a dangerous underworld of drugs and organized crime. And when a major break in the investigation has a shocking connection to Veronica’s past, the case hits closer to home than she ever imagined.
In Veronica Mars, Rob Thomas has created a groundbreaking female detective who’s part Phillip Marlowe, part Nancy Drew, and all snark. With its sharp plot and clever twists, The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line will keep you guessing until the very last page.

Baker & Taylor
This first book in an all-new mystery series finds 28-year-old Veronica Mars investigating one of Neptune's darkest cases with the help of her old friends Logan Echolls, Mac Mackenzie, Wallace Fennel and Dick Casablancas. Original.

& Taylor

Ten years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars returns to private investigating when a girl disappears from a spring break party, and she is plunged into a dangerous underworld of drugs and organized crime.
"The first book in an original mystery series featuring twenty-eight-year-old Veronica Mars, back in action after the events of Veronica Mars: The Movie. With the help of old friends--Logan Echolls, Mac Mackenzie, Wallace Fennel, and even Dick Casablancas--Veronica is ready to take on Neptune's darkest cases with her trademark sass and smarts. Final title and cover to be announced"--

Publisher: Random House Canada Ltd. FEB 2014
ISBN: 9780804170703
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Feb 24, 2019

Not enough Logan :)

Nov 21, 2018

it's hard not to give this book highest points just because I've enjoyed the Veronica Mars series several times and I'm happy to encounter the characters again, especially narrated by Kristen Bell. I think the authors have done a good job of aging the characters. The audiobook was a good companion during household tasks and errands, and I'll listen to the other one in the series, and hope for future additions.

Nov 20, 2018

A good book for anyone but especially a Veronica Mars fan. I enjoyed the mystery and the old gang is back in Neptune. It starts where the Veronica Mars movie finished. The new series might be based on this books storyline I read. The best of the two books.

May 15, 2018

I loved it! I am very happy Rob Thomas has found a way to continue Veronica Mars after the movie. We're not ready to let go!

Aug 28, 2016

I found the first half of this book quite dull and full of cliches, as if written by numbers, using formulaic methods. I was quite drawn back by this. But I must say that the last hundred pages were better (somewhat) introducing some curve balls and surprises.

mirandapaquette Jun 28, 2016

Book is set right after the movie took place. Loved the show, the movies and now the books. We get to learn about the characters in a different atmosphere in a different time while, Veronica is putting her crime solving ways to new cases.

Jun 16, 2016

Not a mystery fan and not an audiobook mystery fan, but this extension of the Veronica Mars universe was so fun and fast paced and sneaky - I loved it. Bell as narrator really helps you imagine it all in your head!

KATIE ESCHER Jun 01, 2016

If you love Veronica Mars, you'll love the books. They have the same sass and wit, but for a more adult audience.

Oct 30, 2015

This book was great. I felt like I was watching a really intense episode of Veronica Mars. Thomas and Graham hit the characters' voices square on the head. Great twists, great case.

Mar 06, 2015

Great, easy read.

Continues from where the movie left off after the Veronica Mars TV show.

Stays true to the show and characters.
Entertaining and light reading.

View All Comments

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number



Find it at IPL

To Top