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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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There’s nothing “taxing” about booking a Mystery Shop show!  You provide the “scene of the crime” and we’ll do the rest. Call us at 630-690-1105 or e-mail at tms@TheMysteryShop.com.

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“Chained Melody” Anniversary

“Chained Melody” Anniversary

It was 16 years ago today (7/20/01) that The Mystery Shop performed our Chained Melody script for the first time. The client was the Bloomingdale Library and the script was written by Mystery Shop playwright Mike Speller.   PLOT OF CHAINED MELODY MELODY CARLISLE is a BIG rock star. She likes strawberries, Taco Tico and… Continue Reading…

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Death in Prime Time

Death in Prime Time

The Mystery Shop’s Death in Prime Time script is a perfect murder mystery for middle schools, teens and adults. A murder has been committed and it’s up to YOU to solve it! Can your group bring the culprit to justice? THE STORY TV director CHRIS HALL is doing a re-make of a famous sit-com from… Continue Reading…

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