Review: Workman's Complication by Rich Leder

Publisher: Laugh Riot Press
Published: September 7, 2014
Genre: Mystery
Source: Author



Off-off-off-off Broadway actress Kate McCall inherits her father’s New York private investigation business after he’s a whole lot of murdered in a life insurance company elevator. 

A concrete-carrying, ballroom-dancing construction mule says he fell off the scaffolding and can never work—or dance—again, and then sues the contractor for a whole lot of money. 

Kate assembles the eccentric tenants of her brownstone and her histrionic acting troupe to help her crack the cases, and they stir up a whole lot of trouble. 

But not as much trouble as Kate, who sticks her nose in the middle of the multi-million-dollar life-insurance scam her father was investigating and gets a whole lot of arrested for murdering a medical examiner. 

Will Kate bust the insurance scam, prove who really killed the examiner—and her father—and get out of jail in time to pull off the ballroom sting of the decade? She might, but it’s going to be a whole lot of hilarious. 

My thoughts:

I loved this book! Rich Leder has a true gift of storytelling. Workman's Complications has a stunning cast of characters that interweave with murder, sleuthing,  romance, deceit, with a whole lot of acting on the side . This is a refreshingly fast paced book with twists and turns and a few WOE! I didn't see that coming.

I like the fact that I think I know what's going to happen next and then BAM!! another twist. A job well done on this book.  I liked this so much I couldn't wait to read the next book in the series, Swollen Identity.

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