Death and Taxes

by Susan Dunlap | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0440214068 Global Overview for this book
Registered by catsalive of Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on 4/21/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by catsalive from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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Until someone put a poisoned needle in his bicycle seat, Phil Drem was the meanest, most nit-picking IRS agent in Berkeley, California.

But when Detective Jill Smith began searching Berkeley's backwaters for the tax man's killer, she found a different picture of Drem: a caring Drem, whose once-beautiful wife was "allergic to the world" and whose friends and enemies, old hippies and would-be entrepreneurs, enjoyed a ghoulish pastime called The Death Game. Did the Death Game KO Drem? Was someone's schedule a motive for murder? And what about a CPA who drove a red Lotus ruthlessly and guaranteed his clients they'd never be audited?

Only one thing is for sure--somewhere in Berkeley's colorful backwaters, a killer is still on the loose. And for a detective who loves her city, doubts her lover, and has a knack for solving the toughest of crimes, finding the truth is about as inevitable as...Death And Taxes.

Journal Entry 2 by catsalive at Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, March 19, 2015
If you're interested in IRS audits, go for it. I couldn't raise much interest in the story nor the characters. I didn't like the protagonist, Detective Jill Smith, enough to make me bother reading any more in the series.

Looking back, I have read another in this series back in 2007, Dinner to Die For, which I seem to have enjoyed more.

Journal Entry 3 by catsalive at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Friday, March 20, 2015

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Journal Entry 4 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Thursday, March 26, 2015
Oh dear, the cover blurb makes it sound like a fun read :(
It might be quite a while before I manage to find out for myself, but it's on Mt TBR.
Thanks catsalive for sending it and I'm glad it arrived in one piece, because the envelope was open when it arrived.

Journal Entry 5 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Friday, April 15, 2016
It was ok, but not great. The writing felt more 60's than 90's and I'm quite glad we don't have the kind of IRS audits that they have in the States.

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