The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin

If you like comics, drag queens, costume design, solving cold crimes, and sharp, witty dialogue-check out The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin.  I picked this up as an Amazon First Reads and I had so much fun reading the adventures of MG and her colorful cast of friends. MG, short for Michael-Grace, is a comic book writer and fashion designer.  Working in a male dominated field has it’s stressors but MG is tough, confident, and knows what she wants for her future. When MG meets Detective Matteo Kildaire during her morning coffee run, her life is about turned upside down and sideways.  Now, she has to help Matteo solve a case that’s imitating her favorite comic book and may also include the mysterious pasts of some of her closest friends.

The Frame-Up is fast-paced and full of geeky references.  When MG comes across multiple pieces of evidence that implicate her friends and co-workers, she struggles with where her loyalties lie.  The crimes that were committed by our comic book imitator all happen off the page so if you find murder mysteries too much-this one might be more palatable for you.  

MG is such a great character-she knows exactly who she is and what she wants in life.  She has no problem living her “nerd girl” lifestyle: comic book creating and writing, colorful hair, costume designing for her best friend who performs in drag, and binge watching all the science fiction movies.   Even with all of her awesome confidence and character, MG can be very defensive of her lifestyle. She automatically assumes men will have a problem with her hobbies and can come off as very prickly and defensive. As much as I loved MG, her constant assumptions that other people were judging her did a get a bit much.  

I found The Frame-Up to be a fun read and it’s the beginning of a series so if you like it, there’s more to come.  Also, it’s only $3.99 for Kindle!

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