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Unauthorized Investigations into Veronica Mars
Edited by Veronica Mars Creator Rob Thomas
Neptune (n): California home of teen sleuth Veronica Mars
Noir (n): Film style characterized by moral ambiguity, corrupt authority . . . and a tiny blonde armed with a quip and a taser?
More than just a high school drama, Veronica Mars is a smart and savvy teen detective show that offers complex mysteries, rapier wit, and engaging social commentary. The show is so snarky, so smart, and so savvy that the detective show's biggest mystery was why more people didn't watch.
This collection of essays on the show's first two seasons, edited by Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, explores the noir roots of Veronica's blond locks, as well as the sharp writing and killer plot twists that catapulted the show to the top of smart viewers' must-watch lists.
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Even though officially Leah and I love all our Smart Pop titles equally (said in the most diplomatic voice possible), secretly we still have our favorites. Unlike parents, I think it’s okay to admit that. Leah harbors a special affection for our James Bond anthology. Even though my personal favorite property we’ve covered is Veronica Mars (I’m still torn up over it’s early cancellation, the one that happened three years ago), my favorite Smart Pop title was Coffee at Luke’s. I read the book before watching...
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