Book Review: Workman’s Complication, by Rich Leder

Workman's Complication, by Rich Leder

Workman’s Complication by Rich Leder

Published by Rich Leder on September 7, 2014

Series: McCall & Company, #1

Genre(s): fiction, contemporary, crime, mystery

Format & Length: e-book, 371

Source: author

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Way Off Broadway Actress.
Murdered Private Eye Father.
New Day Job.

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.

section separatorWorkman’s Complication is the story of off Broadway actress Kate who inherits her father’s PI business after he’s murdered. When I first heard about it, it sounded like it would be right up my alley. And it absolutely was!

“It was harder to sing with the vampire teeth than I thought it would be.”

Usually when I read a book, I make sure to pause and note highlights and my thoughts along the way. This time around, I was so pulled into the story that the only note I made was the first sentence. This book combined mystery and comedy together in a way that was compelling and had me giggling the whole way through.

Workman’s Complication not only has a fast pace with plenty of plot twists, it also has a full cast of quirky characters. Starting with the main character Kate, forty-five year old actress who has experienced enough to know who she is and own it. Reading the story through her perspective was entertaining and funny and I enjoyed every moment of it.

Ultimately Workman’s Complication was just so much fun! Definitely recommended, especially if you’re looking for an easy summer read.

*Thanks to the author for providing an advance copy of this edition in exchange for an honest review.


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