If you're a fan of Veronica Mars, Nancy Drew, Janet Evanovich's books on Stephanie Plum or Meg Cabot's Size 12 books featuring Heather Wells and want more fly-on-the-wall teenage realism than fictional fantasy, check this YA book series out! Lily Stuart is the teen with the trick of getting to the bottom of murder, as well as juggling bitching, banter and boys – well, almost. The boys are a bit more difficult than the banter…
The plot: when Lily's mum resorts to the web for her romance - the world-wide-web - Lily resorts to her own bit of web-weaving to fend off the two candidates for replacement daddy. The trouble is neither are quite how they first appear to be. Meanwhile Jas is getting on Matt, Melissa is being an utter bitch, Dad and Mum still don't get it that they should be trying again and The Hitler Youth Brigade - aka school - are on Lily's case to choose what her future is going to be like. If she still has one that is... It's enough to turn a girl to drink. Luckily it doesn't, but it does turn Lily detective in an attempt to solve all her problems and evade the Russian roulette murderer.
What does Lily reckon? “It’s a tricky tale of the murder, mystery and the internet, as told by me, Lily Stuart, intrepid crime reporter and PI – (which doesn’t mean P*** Ignorant, by the way) – in my diary, where Mum won’t see it, of course …”
Webs is the first in the Lily Stuart murder mystery novel series.
Debrah Martin is a British author writing in a variety of genres.
Writing as D.B. Martin, the Patchwork series is a trilogy of suspense thrillers following Lawrence Juste, a British barrister, as his life unravels. The final book in the trilogy will be released in 2015, but a new series, starting with Iniquity will be following shortly afterwards.
Her literary fiction is written as Debrah Martin, with two novels to be released in 2015; Falling Awake tells the story of flame-haired Mary and the intriguing book she finds which can transports her to other worlds - or is it mere madness talking? In Thirty times Thirty, Henry finds he's immortal - almost; but every silver lining has a cloud ...
Or if If you're a fan of Veronica Mars, Nancy Drew, Janet Evanovich's books on Stephanie Plum or Meg Cabot's Size 12 books featuring Heather Wells and want more fly-on-the-wall teenage realism than fictional fantasy, check out her YA fiction. Featuring sixteen-year old protagonist, Lily, blazing the way forward in a flurry of teenage wit and sarcasm in 'Webs', the protagonist also becomes the author in this teen detective series penned under the name of Lily Stuart.
Information about all of her work can be found on
www.debrahmartin.co.uk and www.lily-stuart.co.uk
"...I fell in love with Lily, her humor and snarkiness - and her bravery."
"Sometimes I have a bit of trouble getting into Young Adult novels, but this one was spot on. The style of writing was very gun and managed to echo the life of a teenager very well. I love Lily's sense of humor and way of looking at the world, but her relationships with those around her really made the book something else."
"...a teen sleuth novel that I would happily recommend to any teenage reader. Excellent read!"
"...with so many twists and kinks and fascinomas it would be difficult to match WEBS. Give it whirl - Lily Stuart is going to be around a while you can bet."
"...a piece of YA fiction that is well written and a refreshing change to the literary genre...This is a perfect book for anyone who is looking for a great book and refreshing take on Young Adult fiction."