Thursday, October 22, 2015

Blog Tour: Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters by Lida Sideris

Author: Lida Sideris
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc 
Date of publication: September 30, 2015

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.

I had high hopes for Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters. From the synopsis, it looked to be an amusing mystery with a sassy heroine.  The basic premise is that Corrie is a lawyer who used to work with her father in his PI business.  Something happened and now she is starting a new job with a small movie production company as an internal lawyer.  The first day on the job, she finds out two employees have died withing weeks of each other. One of the friends of the first guy wants her to prove he didn't commit suicide.

For me, this ended up being a DNF.  I stopped at about 30% of the way in. While I think the story had a lot of potential, it just didn't do it for me.  I know it was supposed to be a humorous mystery with crazy characters, but it was almost too crazy. It seemed like every character was weird and trying for laughs.  I kept feeling like I was missing things in certain scenes.  For instance, the scene where Corrie goes to the bar with her coworkers for a drink.  The scene just felt unfinished and kind of made no sense to me.  I like humor in my books, but I don't like to be confused.

The book has received great reviews from others on the tour, so check out what they are saying in the list below. It just wasn't for me.

About Lida Sideris

Like her heroine, Corrie Locke, Lida Sideris hails from Southern California and worked as an entertainment attorney for a film studio. She 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 dogs and chickens. She was the recipient of the 2014 Helen McCloy/Mystery Writers of America scholarship for mystery writing. Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters is her first novel.

Find out more about Lida at her website and connect with her on Facebook.

Purchase Links

Lida’s Tour Stops
Thursday, October 15th: Bibliotica
Monday, October 19th: Joyfully Retired
Tuesday, October 20th: Bibliophilia, Please
Tuesday, October 20th: Open Book Society
Thursday, October 22nd: From the TBR Pile
Monday, October 26th: The Reading Cove Book Club
Tuesday, October 27th: A Chick Who Reads 
Wednesday, October 28th: Buried Under Books
Friday, October 30th: Queen of All She Reads
Tuesday, November 3rd: Worth Getting in Bed For


Ethan said...

Sorry to hear this one didn't work for you. I guess that balance of mystery and humor is difficult to achieve. It makes me appreciate those authors who do it so effortlessly.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour.