Ripoff: A Funny Crime Caper

Ripoff: A Funny Crime Caper

by Morgan St. James, Caroline Rowe

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495258725
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/23/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

MORGAN ST. JAMES has sixteen published books to her credit including four books in the Revenge is Fun series with a fifth in work. The latest, is the true crime book INCEST, MURDER AND A MIRACLE currently under option to Sony Pictures.

In addition to books she has written on her own, Morgan's funny crime capers include the comical Silver Sisters Mysteries series co-authored with her real-life sister, Phyllice Bradner, also four books with a fifth in work. More information about Morgan and all of her books, websites and blogs can be found on www.morganstjames-author.com

St. James has written over 600 published articles related to writing and frequently presents workshops, appears on author's panels and radio or TV shows. The columns inspired her book Writers Tricks of the Trade as well as a quarterly online magazine of the same name.
She lives in Las Vegas NV with her dog Dylan.

CAROLINE ROWE graduated from college armed with a degree in Interior Design and she designed spaces ranging from healthcare and educational facilities to hospitality. Her diverse background, design education and passion for solving problems easily qualified Caroline for the position of sales executive, marketing products manufactured by real prison system. She says she appreciated time spent growing her region's Federal customer base and interacting with contracting agents and clients. Rowe resides in Seattle, Washington with her husband and son.

This is her debut novel.

St. James and Rowe met while they were both part of the marketing team for prison-manufactured furniture and later conceived the idea for this fictional comical crime caper.

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Ripoff: A Funny Crime Caper 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
clahain1 More than 1 year ago
Kimberly is a thirty-something high flying accountant with a great job, a killer wardrobe, and a hot young boyfriend. That is until the company she works for goes bust and her pretty-boy lover takes off with her bankbooks and most of her worldly possessions. Desperate to regain some stability, she gets a position as comptroller for a division of the government that oversees the production and sale of furniture made by inmates of the Federal prison system. At orientation she meets Cameron and Kate. Like Kimberly, they've  tumbled (or been pushed) down the corporate ladder and have now signed on as regional sales reps for furniture operation. The geographical distance between the women doesn't present a barrier to their growing friendship. Nor does it stop them from working together when Kimberly uncovers a massive embezzlement scheme. The trio uses all their skills--from computer knowledge to good cleavage--to entrap the thieves. The action moves at a nice pace, and the characters are well conceived and interesting. Our heroines have some serious human frailties, which make the women easy to like and to root for. Of the three, Kate is probably the one that could have used just a little more  fine-tuning. Cool cougar Kimberly and giggly, plastic surgery aficionado Cameron seriously outshine the somewhat reserved redhead. The novel's villains are nasty and greedy, but the authors also give them plenty of vulnerability. I wanted to see them caught, but I also  felt sorry for them. One aspect of the book was a little rough...The authors obviously have a lot of firsthand knowledge of how this government furniture  business works and how it could be exploited. I don't think we the readers necessarily needed the level of detail provided. This is especially apparent when Kimberly shares information about the case with the other two women or with the authorities. The explanations get repetitive and weigh down the middle a bit. A little more summation would have smoothed out these bumpy spots and supported the overall tone of the story, which is light and bright. In the end, though, RIPOFF: A FUNNY CRIME CAPER lives up to its title. It's a quick, enjoyable read where the good triumph over the naughty and look good while doing so!