2016 Beverly Hills Book Awards — WINNER Thriller 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards — Finalist Second Novel 2016 Da Vinci Eye Cover Design Awards — Finalist 2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award— Finalist 2016 Paris Book Festival — Honorable Mention General Fiction 2016 Northern California Book Festival Honorable Mention 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards Winner — Thriller
Qigiq, the Alaskan detective introduced in Klingler’s award-winning RATS, now faces his most complex case when the contents of an Amazon box put him on the cyber-trail of an exhibitionist killer in this noir thriller. A beautiful avant-garde violinist arrives at SFPD freaking out about the box and her missing roommate–precipitating the hunt for a killer who leaves behind a torrent of body parts and videos of heinous crimes.
Qigiq and his new fast-driving partner, Kandy Dreeson, are lured into a web of cybercrime they struggle to untangle before the next Amazon box arrives. Dodging attempts on their lives with each bit deciphered, they grow ever closer to lethal forces that trade money for murder–and passion for revenge.
Praise for Mash Up
“Cleverly designed, Mash Up is the perfect detective read, as well as a classic addition to the noir genre.”—San Francisco Book Review (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
“Klingler…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 (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
“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
“Klingler’s new thriller is a ride into the dark side of computers and comedy. Klingler’s plot definitely has a Quentin Tarantino-feel to it.”—San Francisco Book Review
“[Klingler] has fantastic talent for imbuing wit into situations that normally wouldn’t be witty…almost every character offers some sort of unique perspective and really great moments where I laughed aloud. If you can make me laugh while simultaneously making me wonder what the hell is going on, then I’ll read any book you have to write. The author’s writing style actually reminds me a little of Dean Koontz, if you take out Koontz’s supernatural leanings.”—Literature Typeface
“Klingler is skilled at writing action scenes.”—Foreword Clarion Reviews