Book Review: Workman’s Complication by Rich Leder


About the Book


Off-off-off-off Broadway actress Kate McCall inherits her father’s New York private investigations 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, can never work—or dance—again, and 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 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.

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My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

Kate McCall’s PI father has been killed and she’s determined to find out what happened to him. Even though she’s an actress at heart, her father leaves her his business in hopes that she’ll keep it going. She reluctantly takes a case to prove insurance fraud and when she feels she’s done all she wants to do, she meets with the client and he brings along his wife and their triplets…how could she not continue to help? 

Kate ends up with three mysteries to solve and she didn’t even want to be a PI. She does do a good job even though she tends to leave a mess behind wherever she goes. I can usually guess what twists might be coming in a novel, but this one caught me off guard. 

I like Rich Leder’s writing style. It’s easy to follow and fun to read. Workman’s Complication was really funny at times. This is a good book for anyone who likes funny mysteries. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Swollen Identity.


About the Author

8304523Rich Leder has been a working writer for more than two decades. His screen credits include 18 produced television films for CBS, NBC, Lifetime, and Hallmark and feature films for Paramount Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, and Left Bank Films.

He has written five funny novels to be released in 2014: McCall & Company: Workman’s Complication; McCall & Company: Swollen Identity; Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench; Let There Be Linda; and McCall & Company: Emboozlement.

He founded Laugh Riot Press, a social media marketing and self-publishing company, as an imprint for his funny books and the funny books of other indie authors looking to join an intimate, genre-specific community focused on maximizing the exponential power of year-round digital marketplace exposure.

He has been the lead singer in a Detroit rock band, a restaurateur, a Little League coach, a film director, a literacy tutor, a magazine editor, a commercial real estate agent, and a visiting artist for the University of North Carolina Wilmington Film Studies Department, among other things, all of which, it turns out, was grist for the mill. He resides on the North Carolina coast with his awesome wife, Lulu, and is sustained by the visits home of their three college kids.

Rich loves to hear from writers and readers and replies every chance he gets. You can follow his blog