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By: Alan Orloff
A Last Laff Mystery #1
Comedian Channing Hayes survived a tragic auto accident that claimed the life of his fiancée, Lauren. Physically and emotionally scarred, he’s put his performing career on hold, resigned to getting laughs vicariously as co-owner of The Last Laff Comedy Club. There, he instructs Lauren’s sister Heather in the fine art of stand-up.
When Heather skips out on her set during the club’s comedy showcase, Channing searches for his AWOL protégée. Then Heather’s ex-lovers start turning up dead—and Channing must fight to keep Heather from being the next hit in this deadly line-up.
"Orloff generates considerable suspense en route to a conclusion most readers won't see coming... a winner."
"Entertaining...Orloff does a great job of evoking smalltime, struggling comedy clubs."
"Gritty and full of surprises, this is a fascinating glimpse into the world of stand-up comedy; it’s definitely worth a read. Four stars"
"Well plotted, great characters, and a promising beginning to a new series."
"An entertaining debut with a diverse array of engaging characters."
"A fun book with a traditional feel, but also a page turner. More please."
"Until I read Killer Routine, the only criminal thing I'd seen at a comedy club is what they charge for the girly drinks I order. If I had one of those girly drinks right now, I'd raise my glass to Alan Orloff for creating a wildly entertaining page-turner."
"You won't die laughing from Killer Routine, but you'll be seriously swept up in the story as author Orloff turns family tragedy into triumph."