The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin

The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin

Pub. Date:  Dec. 1, 2018 – 47North

Book courtesy of 47North; NetGalley; Little Bird Publicity


By day she writes comic books. By night, she lives them.

MG Martin lives and breathes geek culture. She even works as a writer for the comic book company she idolized as a kid. But despite her love of hooded vigilantes, MG prefers her comics stay on the page.

But when someone in LA starts recreating crime scenes from her favorite comic book, MG is the LAPD’s best—and only—lead. She recognizes the golden arrow left at the scene as the calling card of her favorite comic book hero. The thing is…superheroes aren’t real. Are they?

When too-handsome-for-his-own-good Detective Kildaire asks for her comic book expertise, MG is more than up for the adventure. Unfortunately, MG has a teeny little tendency to not follow rules. And her off-the-books sleuthing may land her in a world of trouble.

Because for every superhero, there is a supervillain. And the villain of her story may be closer than she thinks… (publisher)

My take:  When MG (short for Michael-Grace), a comic book writer, meets detective Matteo Kildaire while waiting for her chai latte at her local coffee shop it could be the start of something interesting. And it is. They discuss a recent crime in the city and soon find themselves wrapped up in solving it.

I enjoyed how Meghan Scott Molin’s story combined the geek comic book world and the seemingly straight-laced police detective work. The repartee between MG and Det. Kildaire was fun and charming. There were many pop-culture references that mostly went over my head (and Matteo’s) but didn’t take me out of the story. I liked the colorful supporting characters and I thought the pace was perfect which all makes me look forward to the next installment of The Golden Arrow Mysteries.

About the author:

Meghan Scott Molin comes to writing by way of a Masters in Architecture, a minor in Opera, and a professional career as a barn manager, and three years’ crash course as a mother. She currently resides in Colorado with her fellow zookeeper (husband), two sons, two horses, cat, and corgi. She is an avid lover of everything nerdy from Wars to Trek, Hobbits to Who, and beyond. When she’s not writing, she’s cooking, dreaming of travel, coveting more corgis, and listening to audiobooks while hanging out at the barn. If you’d like to know more about Meghan, feel free to follow her on Twitter (@megfuzzle) or on her website


13 thoughts on “The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin

  1. This looks like a different kind of book for you but I think I might be thinking that because the cover isn’t soft and pretty. I hope I would get some of the pop culture references…maybe?

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    • It is a bit different but when it comes down to it, it read like a cozy. Re pop culture references – I’m kind of used to not catching them all, ha.


  2. Loving the tagline … By day she writes comic books. By night, she lives them.

    Not sure about this one. One thing I am sure of though is that the references to pop culture would also pass me by.


  3. This one sounds like a cross between a cozy and a mystery caper and I think it might only be that colourful, comic-book cover, which makes it seem like a title so unusual to find featured on your reading list.

    I was curious enough to track this one down on Amazon, to read the first few pages and it is definitely not a book I would dismiss completely out of hand, although I am not sure that I shall be adding it to my own list just yet!

    A nice review and thanks for sharing 🙂



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