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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: In ''The Thousand Dollar Tan Line'', Veronica visits Cliff to get some information from him, even bringing him lunch. When he sees that, Cliff asks Veronica, "How cheap do you think I am?", before remembering who he's dealing with, immediately adds, "Don't answer that."


* TooMuchInformation: In ''The Thousand Dollar Tan Line'', Keith jokingly asks Veronica if there are any MILF's in the market for a cripple, and Veronica implores him never to use the term MILF in front of her ever again.



* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Aurora's]] plan in ''The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line'' is to [[spoiler:fake her own abduction ''twice'': first holing up in a motel with the aid of her dad while he fakes her disappearance for the media, then again with the help of her secret boyfriend to make her dad think she's been kidnapped for real from her hiding place. Her reasoning being that no matter what the outcome, she'll get a cut of the ransom money, and quite possibly a higher percentage than her dad originally planned to give her.]] Unfortunately for [[spoiler:her, she]] didn't quite factor in the combined detective skills and general badassery of Veronica and Keith Mars.

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* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Aurora's]] plan in ''The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line'' is to [[spoiler:fake her own abduction ''twice'': first holing up in a motel with the aid of her dad while he fakes her disappearance for the media, then again with the help of her secret boyfriend to make her dad think she's been kidnapped for real from her hiding place. Her reasoning being that no matter what the outcome, she'll get a cut of the ransom money, and quite possibly a higher percentage than her dad originally planned to give her.]] Unfortunately for [[spoiler:her, she]] didn't quite factor in the combined detective skills and general badassery of Veronica and Keith Mars.Mars.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: In ''Mr. Kiss and Tell'', when Logan offers Veronica bagels, Veronica responds, "Three years I lived in New York - three! I ''know'' from bagels, ''bubelah'' (sweetie, or friend). And now you want I should eat this [[ProductPlacement Trader Joe's]] ''chazzerai'' (junk)?", to which Logan responds, "Sesame it is, extra ''schmear'' (spread)."


* HeroOfAnotherStory: In "The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line" Logan only appears via Skype because he is deployed in the Persian Gulf as a Naval Aviator. We hear that he is going on a mission (and that he did something to loose his internet access) but only in passing.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: In "The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line" Logan only appears via Skype because he is deployed in the Persian Gulf as a Naval Aviator. We hear that he is going on a mission (and that he did something to loose lose his internet access) but only in passing.


* BigDamnHeroes: [[PapaWolf Keith]] gets to reprise his role as this from the series at the end of ''The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line''. Made all the more {{Badass}} by the fact that he can't walk without a cane at the time.

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[PapaWolf Keith]] gets to reprise his role as this from the series at the end of ''The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line''. Made all the more {{Badass}} badass by the fact that he can't walk without a cane at the time.



* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Aurora's]] plan in ''The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line'' is to [[spoiler:fake her own abduction ''twice'': first holing up in a motel with the aid of her dad while he fakes her disappearance for the media, then again with the help of her secret boyfriend to make her dad think she's been kidnapped for real from her hiding place. Her reasoning being that no matter what the outcome, she'll get a cut of the ransom money, and quite possibly a higher percentage than her dad originally planned to give her.]] Unfortunately for [[spoiler:her, she]] didn't quite factor in the combined detective skills and general {{Badass}}-ery of Veronica and Keith Mars.

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* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Aurora's]] plan in ''The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line'' is to [[spoiler:fake her own abduction ''twice'': first holing up in a motel with the aid of her dad while he fakes her disappearance for the media, then again with the help of her secret boyfriend to make her dad think she's been kidnapped for real from her hiding place. Her reasoning being that no matter what the outcome, she'll get a cut of the ransom money, and quite possibly a higher percentage than her dad originally planned to give her.]] Unfortunately for [[spoiler:her, she]] didn't quite factor in the combined detective skills and general {{Badass}}-ery badassery of Veronica and Keith Mars.

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** Then there's the scene where Veronica attends Mass in ''Mr. Kiss and Tell'' and the greeting used is from the pre-2012 translation. Probably just ineptitude, as the authors get several other details wrong. (Did they not know anyone Roman Catholic?)


* AscendedExtra: Norris Clayton, a high school bully whom Veronica (and the FBI) once misidentified as a potential domestic terrorist, appeared in a grand total of ''one episode'' in the original TV run, and wasn't in the movie. However, in the books it's revealed that he cleaned up his act significantly, joined the local PD, and has a significant supporting role in both novels as Veronica's latest FriendOnTheForce.

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* AscendedExtra: Norris Clayton, a high school bully whom Veronica (and the FBI) once misidentified as a potential domestic terrorist, appeared in a grand total of ''one episode'' in the original TV run, and wasn't in the movie. However, in the books it's revealed that he cleaned up his act significantly, joined the local PD, PD after graduation, and has a significant supporting role in both novels as Veronica's latest FriendOnTheForce.

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* AscendedExtra: Norris Clayton, a high school bully whom Veronica (and the FBI) once misidentified as a potential domestic terrorist, appeared in a grand total of ''one episode'' in the original TV run, and wasn't in the movie. However, in the books it's revealed that he cleaned up his act significantly, joined the local PD, and has a significant supporting role in both novels as Veronica's latest FriendOnTheForce.


* MandatoryLine: Nearly every surviving recurring character from the TV show and films shows up for a scene in ''The Thousand Dollar Tan Line''.
** {{Averted}} in ''Mr. Kiss and Tell'' with Dick, who's only mentioned in passing at one point and never actually shows up in person. PlayedStraight with Wallace, who only makes two brief appearances. Everyone else has a major role in the plot this time, though.

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* MandatoryLine: Nearly every surviving recurring character from the TV show and films shows up for a scene in ''The Thousand Dollar Tan Line''.
Line'', even if it doesn't strictly advance the plot to have them there.
** {{Averted}} in ''Mr. Kiss and Tell'' with Dick, who's only mentioned in passing at one point and never actually shows up in person. PlayedStraight with Wallace, who only makes two brief appearances.small appearances, and with Madison, who turns up very briefly at the end of one scene. Everyone else has a major role in the plot this time, though.


** {{Averted}} in ''Mr. Kiss and Tell'' with Dick, who's only mentioned in passing at one point. PlayedStraight with Wallace, who only makes two brief appearances. Everyone else has a major role in the plot this time, though.

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** {{Averted}} in ''Mr. Kiss and Tell'' with Dick, who's only mentioned in passing at one point.point and never actually shows up in person. PlayedStraight with Wallace, who only makes two brief appearances. Everyone else has a major role in the plot this time, though.

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* MandatoryLine: Nearly every surviving recurring character from the TV show and films shows up for a scene in ''The Thousand Dollar Tan Line''.
** {{Averted}} in ''Mr. Kiss and Tell'' with Dick, who's only mentioned in passing at one point. PlayedStraight with Wallace, who only makes two brief appearances. Everyone else has a major role in the plot this time, though.

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* BittersweetEnding: In ''Mr. Kiss and Tell'' [[spoiler:Veronica has caught the bad guy, but Grace has to drop out of school because she couldn't afford her tuition. She's also had to reveal herself as an escort to her friends and family. Lamb is ousted from office, but Keith is wary of the new sheriff. Weevil's friendship with the Mars family is shaken. While Veronica admits she's in love with Logan, she's uncertain how their relationship will last with him away and in danger with the Navy.]]


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**In ''Mr. Kiss and Tell'' Wallace only appears twice. Dick is only ever mentioned.
*DisposableSexWorker: [[spoiler:The eponymous Mr. Kiss and Tell rapes and chokes escorts because they don't report rapes and if they do, their claims are dismissed. Sheriff Lamb even asks if Grace's rape should be considered shoplifting.]]


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* FromBadToWorse: Poor [[spoiler:Grace Manning. After spending her childhood abused by her ultra-religious parents, they stopped holding back after Meg's death and Faith/Lilly's kidnapping. She runs away from home and becomes an escort in order to afford college. Then she's raped, tortured and left for dead in a junkyard.]]
* FalseRapeAccusation: [[spoiler:Grace accuses a Neptune Grand employee of raping her because she knew he had been deported and there was no way to test for his DNA. She wanted to sue the hotel for her tuition. Grace was however raped, just not by the man she initially accused.]]
* FriendOnTheForce: Deputy Norris Clayton becomes Veronica's only ally within the Sheriff's Department.


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* HighClassCallGirl: [[spoiler:Grace Manning]] and the other escorts in ''Mr. Kiss and Tell'' work out of expensive hotels, book their clients through websites and even receive reviews on a Yelp-like service.


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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Veronica and Leo [[spoiler:allow Sweetpea to beat Bellamy to the point of hospitalization in order to get him to confess to rape/murder. They justify their actions by not watching it, allowing themselves deniability.]]

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: In "The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line" Logan only appears via Skype because he is deployed in the Persian Gulf as a Naval Aviator. We hear that he is going on a mission (and that he did something to loose his internet access) but only in passing.

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* DemotedToExtra: Logan only appears in three brief scenes, via Skype chat with Veronica.


** Doubling as a SeriesContinuityError: There's also the fact that the first novel is set during Spring Break, and is explicitly stated to take place about 6-8 weeks after the movie; which would furthermore put Veronica's finishing her law degree and attending her high school reunion at quite an odd time of year (around February - an unusual time for a postgrad to be sitting final exams or for a large group of adults to be available to return home for extended visits).

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** Doubling as a SeriesContinuityError: There's also the fact that the first novel is set during Spring Break, and is explicitly stated to take place about 6-8 weeks after the movie; which would furthermore put Veronica's finishing her law degree and attending her high school reunion at quite an odd time of year (around early February - an unusual time for a postgrad to be sitting final exams or for a large group of adults to be available to return home for extended visits).


* ContrivedCoincidence: Some reviewers of ''The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line'' have pointed out that [[spoiler:the second missing girl being revealed as Veronica's step-sister via her MissingMom Lianne]] had no actual impact on the plot, and seemed to just be a way to re-introduce a character from Veronica's past into the books for added drama. However, it's pretty true to form for the franchise, and for ''noir'' mysteries in general come to that, so it's not necessarily out of place.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Some reviewers of ''The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line'' have pointed out that [[spoiler:the second missing girl being revealed as Veronica's step-sister via her MissingMom Lianne]] had no actual impact on the plot, and seemed to just be a way to re-introduce a character from Veronica's past into the books for added drama. However, it's pretty true to form for the franchise, and for ''noir'' mysteries in general come to that, for a case to end up having an unexpected personal significance to the detective; so it's not necessarily out of place.

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