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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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April Fools Day – Crime Fiction

April Fools Day – Crime Fiction

The first of April, some do say, Is set apart for All Fools’ Day. But why the people call it so, Nor I, nor they themselves do know. But on this day are people sent On purpose for pure merriment. –Poor Robin’s Almanac, 1790   APRIL FOOL’S DAY CRIME FICTION The Case of the April… Continue Reading…

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Paskekrim – Easter Crime in Norway and Easter Mysteries

Paskekrim – Easter Crime in Norway and Easter Mysteries

  Easter Crime! Mysteries are fun any time and any where, but did you know that a country dedicates a whole week to it? Holy Thursday through Easter Monday is a public holiday in Norway, but it’s also a time when just about everyone in Norway reads crime novels. Bookstore displays are full of detective… Continue Reading…

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