Title: Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters
Author: Lida Sideris
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Release Date: September 30, 2015
Acquired Via: TLC Book Tours
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.
When Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters was pitched to me for review, it was described as being similar to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. Since I think those books are incredibly cute, I figured I'd give Lida Sideris' book a shot. Honestly, I wasn't disappointed at all because Corrie Locke is just as bungling and adorable as Stephanie Plum, and the book was a really fun read.
Corrie, the main character, was very easy to relate to. At the beginning of Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters, she's starting a new job and all of that new workplace awkwardness is captured perfectly. Of course, Corrie is a bit of a clutz, so her shenanigans were a bit more exaggerated. (How many of us get blackmailed by a coworker during the first week?) I cannot count how many times I snickered in just the first pages.
Even more hilarity ensues throughout Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters. One of my favorite things is how Corrie feels uncomfortable about her clothes, so she breaks into her mother's closet. Literally. Also funny is one of the minor characters, Winona, sitting in on Corrie's call with a client regarding a contract. Their boss, Marshall, was devious, and I think I liked it. Veera is a lot of fun, too.
If you're looking for a light, fun read, I'm sure you'll enjoy Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters. I was able to tackle it in one sitting, and I look forward to more from Sideris.
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About Lida Sideris
Like her heroine, Corrie Locke, Lida worked as an entertainment attorney for a film studio. Unlike her heroine, she did not get blackmailed into investigating a mysterious death. Lida 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 rescue dogs and uppity chickens.
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