Crazy Fool Kills Five

Crazy Fool Kills Five

by Gwen Freeman

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ISBN-13: 9780979996009
Publisher: Capital Crime Press
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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24girl on LibraryThing 20 days ago
When freelance insurance adjuster Fifi Cutter accepted her latest job she thought completing it would be a piece of cake. She never expected a simple debunking of a workers comp claim would turn into a murder investigation. The person in question was employed as a document clerk by the law firm of Wong, Wu & Chu when he filed the claim. In the middle of her investigation he is murdered and Fifi¿s best friend who also works at Wong, Wu & Chu recommends her as his replacement when they begin a high profile case against the charter jet company that hired the ¿crazy fool¿ that kills five. Crazy Fool Kills Five was a fun read that I zoomed through in just one day. Freeman brings us an absolutely hilarious character in Fifi. She cracked me up from the very beginning and kept up the witty exchanges throughout the book. This is also book two in the Fifi Cutter mystery series and a couple of incidents that I assume appeared in in Murder... Suicide... Whatever... were briefly mentioned in Crazy Fool Kills Five but it¿s definitely a stand alone read. I don¿t see any more books in the series on the horizon but I hope I¿m wrong. Fifi is too good of a character to go away. I highly recommend this one to mystery and cozy lovers.
24girl More than 1 year ago
When freelance insurance adjuster Fifi Cutter accepted her latest job she thought completing it would be a piece of cake. She never expected a simple debunking of a workers comp claim would turn into a murder investigation. The person in question was employed as a document clerk by the law firm of Wong, Wu & Chu when he filed the claim. In the middle of her investigation he is murdered and Fifi's best friend who also works at Wong, Wu & Chu recommends her as his replacement when they begin a high profile case against the charter jet company that hired the "crazy fool" that kills five. Crazy Fool Kills Five was a fun read that I zoomed through in just one day. Freeman brings us an absolutely hilarious character in Fifi. She cracked me up from the very beginning and kept up the witty exchanges throughout the book. This is also book two in the Fifi Cutter mystery series and a couple of incidents that I assume appeared in Murder... Suicide... Whatever... were briefly mentioned in Crazy Fool Kills Five but it's definitely a stand alone read. I don't see any more books in the series on the horizon but I hope I'm wrong. Fifi is too good of a character to go away. I highly recommend this one to mystery and cozy lovers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the incident that inspires the title, an ex-employee of Skyblu Charter Jet Services stormed the cockpit of a plane, shooting the pilot and causing a crash that killed all five on board, not to mention a poor Winnebago owner who was smooshed by falling pieces of the plane while he was sitting on the couch having a beer. Hired by her friend and attorney Victoria Jane ¿VJ¿ Smith, who represents the widow of the couch victim, it¿s freelance insurance investigator Fifi Cutter¿s job to find evidence placing blame on both the airline for hiring the shooter in the first place as well as the makers of the plane for not placing a barrier between the passengers and the pilots. After a less-than-successful attempt to expose a workers¿ compensation claimant resulted in her getting thrown out of a gym, Fifi is desperate for a case that will keep her in her house, not to mention basic cable payments. Helped and hindered by her lazy and parasitic half brother Bosco, Fifi must prove that Skyblu, the airplane builder company Grund, and their insurance carriers are liable, and it¿s unfortunate that the one of Skyblu¿s attorney happens to be the eminently attractive Daniel Boatwright. When the defendants offer a settlement to the passengers¿ survivors, Fifi is immediately suspicious, and she soon discovers an elaborate scheme that leads to her own kidnapping and places both herself and her brother at risk. With a quirky cartoon cover (drawn by the author), this follow-up to Murder¿ Suicide¿Whatever¿ continues to entertain with its mix of outrageousness and realism (displayed in well-written court scenes). Despite the incestuous and often confusing interrelationships between insurance carriers, their clients, and the claimants, Freeman presents and entirely original and entertaining mystery with a very believable, if crabby, heroine. A bi-racial young woman, Fifi alternately attempts to nudge her white half-brother into growing up while resisting to do the same when lectured to by her oppressively rigid other half-brother, a black policeman. Fifi is no doormat, and her perseverance, humor, and wit make her a delight to read. This is an engaging, funny, and extremely unique mystery in a series that continues to entertain.