I've been meaning to read this book forever, and finally on vacation I had time to give it a try.There was a lot that I liked. Hartley is a funny and engaging character and a lot of fun to read about. The flippant "OMG! A murder" tone gave the book more of a Scooby Doo vibe for me than the darker Vernonica Mars feel I was hoping for. So, while reading Deadly Cool was a very pleasant way to spend a few hours, it's not a book that will stick with me for long. But if you love funny books and enjoy mystery, definitely give it a try!