About Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters
• Paperback: 332 pages
• Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (September 30, 2015)
Watch out Southern California! There's a new entertainment attorney in town and she's got game. Only problem is, it’s not the one she should be playing. Corrie Locke belongs behind a desk, not behind a Glock. She should be taking VIP calls, not nosing around a questionable suicide. Instead, she's hot on the trail of a murderer.
Luckily, she's the daughter of a late, great private eye and she's inherited his love of sleuthing…and illegal weaponry. It doesn't help matters that her gene for caution is a recessive one. Corrie finds herself in the center of a murder case, unearthing suspects in shocking places. With a cold-blooded killer on the loose, Corrie will have to up her game, or die trying.
Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters is a delightful twisting maze complete with Hollywood film production, murder and mayhem, sexy and quirky characters and a smart lawyer who is trying to make sense of it all. —Kimberley Troutte, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
Review: Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters is an absolutely hilarious mystery along the lines of the Stephanie Plum series. The heroine, Corrie Locke is an entertainment lawyer working for a rather unusual production company.
The firm she's working for is totally nuts, with just about every woman sleeping with or wanting to sleep with the executives. Oh and a certain married man, that Corrie was once involved with begins working for the same company.
What she wasn't expecting was getting involved sleuthing for one of her co-workers because a previous employee supposedly committed suicide. Oh and there's a basketball player who has a Siamese that was catnapped and another case involving, erm...alien abuction.
The characters are all super quirky. Corrie's mom locks her closet to keep her out of it. Oh and Veera is the absolute best. She reminds me a bit of a smarter Lula from the Plum series. Then there's her almost boyfriend Michael and his BFF James. There's a potential love triangle here. I have to admit, I'm more team Michael though, because I go for sweet guys over bad boys most of the time.
I really liked how the story came together. The ending made me want to smack myself for not figuring it out, because there was a pretty big hint dropped at the beginning of the book that came back into mind at the end.
This book was a wild ride that fans of series like the Plum novels will definitely enjoy. This is the first book in a new series and it is absolutely fabulous and funny. I can't wait for the next book!!
Rating: 5 flowers
Like her heroine, Corrie Locke, Lida Sideris hails from Southern California and worked as an entertainment attorney for a film studio. She has written numerous magazine and newspaper articles, a poem or two and a teleplay. She shares her home with her family and an assortment of dogs and chickens. She was the recipient of the 2014 Helen McCloy/Mystery Writers of America scholarship for mystery writing. Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters is her first novel.
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