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Like, Subscribe, and Murder

“Dieker builds strong and relatable characters… Full of surprises… Readers will be absorbed…”
Publishers Weekly

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Publication Date

January 17, 2023

Print Length

242 Pages (Paperback)


9781733691970 (Paperback)
9781733691987 (eBook)

About Like, Subscribe, and Murder

Join Larkin, Ed, and Anni as they solve a social-media murder!

Larkin Day is doing great. She's gainfully employed, she has a kinda-sorta boyfriend, and she let her best friend Anni convince her to sign up for group exercise classes at the Pratincola Fitness Complex. New year, new Larkin, right?

She's also looking for a new case—even though Anni keeps telling Larkin that she has to figure out how to solve something else besides murder. Otherwise, a lot of people in Pratincola, Iowa will have to die before Larkin can turn her detective business into a full-time job.

So Larkin decides to solve everything. Why are a group of college students trying to get Larkin's mother to resign as Dean? Who is the mysterious stranger who keeps hanging around Anni's apartment building? When is the right time to ask someone whether he's really your boyfriend?

Then Bonnie Cooper, a fitness instructor and social-media influencer who just landed her first major sponsorship, asks Larkin for help.

"I've been murdered," Bonnie says—even though she is very much alive.


Praise for Like, Subscribe, and Murder:

“Dieker builds strong and relatable characters… Full of surprises… Readers will be absorbed…”
Publishers Weekly

Praise for the Larkin Day Mystery Series:

“Dieker’s prose is tight, sharp, witty, and enjoyable. The mysteries are well put together and fun… packed with some scares, thrills, and a fantastic cast.”
Horror DNA

“A smart, snarky series… Cozy mystery readers will adore Larkin Day.”
– BookLife, Editor’s Pick

Like, Subscribe, and Murder News
September 4, 2023
Ode to Murder, the first entry in Nicole Dieker’s Larkin Day Mystery Series, was listed as one of just 36 “Indies Worth Discovering” by Kirkus in their latest print edition…
October 3, 2022
We’re very excited to announce the second book in the Larkin Day Mystery Series, Like, Subscribe, and Murder, which will be released on January 17, 2023. It is the second entry in the Larkin Day Mystery Series…
About the Author

Nicole Dieker is a writer, teacher, and musician. She began her writing career as a full-time freelancer with a focus on personal finance and habit formation; she launched her fiction career with The Biographies of Ordinary People, a definitely-not-autobiographical novel that follows three sisters from 1989 to 2016.

Dieker writes the Larkin Day mystery series. She also maintains an active freelance career; her work has appeared in Vox, Morning Brew, Lifehacker, Bankrate, Haven Life, Popular Science, and more. Dieker spent five years as writer and editor for The Billfold, a personal finance blog where people had honest conversations about money.

Dieker lives in Quincy, Illinois with the great love of her life, his piano, and their garden.

About the Series

A cozy-comedy-nerdy-mathy-theater-geeky mystery series with a lot of jokes and a few scares.

View the Larkin Day Mystery Series.