Edwin Burrows, CPA has become one of my favorite amateur sleuths in crime fiction. Edwin’s Equity is the fifth in the series that keeps getting better with each new story.
If you have not read some of the other Edwin Burrows books, please check out my review of the first in the series, Alibi Aficionado.
In this story, Edwin returns home to Chicago to find that a former co-worker, Haily, has been murdered. The suspect in the case, Arjin, is also an employee of Edwin’s old accounting firm. Arjin is hoping Edwin can prove him innocent. Unfortunately, it turns out Haily and Arjin had a tumultuous interoffice dating relationship. A relationship Arjin might have wanted to end, at any cost.
Like all of Harvey Church’s books, this one is well plotted out. There are multiple possible suspects. The focus shifts from one to the next then shifts back to past suspects. As someone who likes to figure out a mystery this one kept me on my toes right to the end.
One other thing about the Edwin Burrow’s series of books that makes them fun to read is the humor. Edwin is not a male model, nor is he a former special forces bad ass. He is an ordinary middle-aged account from the midwest. As such he has these self-deprecating inner thoughts that are laugh out loud funny.
Go pick up your copy of Edwin’s Equity on Amazon today.
A free Review copy of this book was provided for this unbiased review.