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ACCOUNTING FOR MURDER: A List

ACCOUNTING FOR MURDER: A List

The Tax Man Cometh! Surprisingly there aren’t a lot of mysteries or crime fiction dealing with paying your taxes. I mean, really, isn’t it enough to commit murder?  But here is a list of books dealing with accounting and accountants.  If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, you have until Tuesday this year!

 

Tax DayACCOUNTING FOR MURDER: A List

Paul Anthony: Old Accountants Never Die
Paul Bennett: Due Diligence, Collateral Damage, False Profits, The Money Race
Ann Bridge: The Numbered Account 
David Dodge –in addition to Death and Taxes, he wrote three more novels about San Francisco tax accountant James “Whit” Whitney: Shear the Black Sheep, Bullets for the Bridegroom and It Ain’t Hay.
Marjorie Eccles: Account Rendered and other Stories
Gail Farrelly: Beaned in Boston
Dick Francis: Risk
Kate Gallison: Unbalanced Accounts
John Grisham: Skipping Christmas
Ian Hamilton: The Water Rat of Wanchai
Carolyn Hart: A Settling of Accounts 
James Montgomery Jackson: Bad Policy
Marshall Jevons: Murder at the Margin, The Fatal Equilibrium, A Deadly Indifference
Emma Lathen: Accounting for Murder
Linda Lovely: Final Accounting
Sharon Potts: In Their Blood
Peter Robinson: Final Account
Karen Hanson Stuyck: Held Accountable
William C. Whitbeck: To Account for Murder
M.K. Wren: Nothing’s Certain but Death 

Short Story: “The Ides of Mike Magoon” in Ellery Queen’s The Calendar of Crime (written when tax day was March 15, not April 15) –

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“The Spirit of Things” murder mystery

“The Spirit of Things” murder mystery

A terrible crime is committed, it’s up to you to bring the killer to justice! The plot: Steve Chandler’s friend Richard Holmes was killed in a tragic accident many years ago. Steve did everything in his power to save his friend, but to no avail. So why is he still having nightmares? His wife Joyce… Continue Reading…

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National Library Week (April 8-14, 2018)

National Library Week (April 8-14, 2018)

The Mystery Shop would like to thank all the librarians for all you do this week and every day throughout the year! First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions… Continue Reading…

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