Festival Madness


Fiction - Mystery - Sleuth
385 Pages
Reviewed on 05/05/2014
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Author Biography

An information systems nerd for twenty-plus years, Judith is a survivor of Dilbert-like re-engineering projects, 3:00 a.m. computer crashes and the Millennium Bug. In her writing, she likes to show technology’s humor and quirkiness along with its really scary aspects.

Occasionally Judith takes a vacation that spins off into a novel. Festival Madness arrived after multiple trips to the Burning Man Festival and years of observing high-tech hi-jinx.
World of Mirrors was born when Judith and her husband visited the Baltic island of Rugen shortly after the reunification of East and West Germany

Judith is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, New England PEN, and Toastmasters International. She has published poems, short stories and memoir as well as an earlier novel, The Shadow Warriors.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite

Festival Madness by Judith Copek introduces us to Emma Lee Devens, a Boston based computer security consultant, and asks what would you do for a friend? Would you put your job at risk? Your marriage? What about your life? Emma does all of that when her friend goes missing. She finds herself in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada at the famous Burning Man Festival, where she finds out that anything can happen at Burning Man.

When you want to ask yourself who done it, there is not a better place to do it than the Burning Man festival. I love the mystery in this book and I love the backdrop of the famous festival, which is one that I have always wanted to visit. While I did figure out a few things before the end of the book (and that usually bugs me), it wasn’t much before the end and did not ruin my enjoyment of the book at all. Judith Copek has written a good solid book that is interesting and well written. The pace is fast and will keep you entertained while you're reading. I asked myself at the start would I go this far for a friend? Would I put everything on the line? The answer to that for me was yes, there are some friends I would certainly do that for without a second thought. This book makes you ask yourself a question while still being pure entertainment. I would recommend this one for any reader who likes a good book.