Alibi Aficionado

Alibi Aficionado Edwin Burrows CPA can t do anything right Not marriage not office etiquette not saving his boss s daughter not even public accounting So when he s tasked with constructing an alibi for the firm s

  • Title: Alibi Aficionado
  • Author: Harvey Church
  • ISBN: 9780995032248
  • Page: 405
  • Format: ebook
  • Edwin Burrows, CPA, can t do anything right Not marriage, not office etiquette, not saving his boss s daughter, not even public accounting So when he s tasked with constructing an alibi for the firm s biggest client, everyone has low expectations Including Edwin In Alibi Aficionado, Edwin Burrows is an accidental investigator, an accountant without tact or a filter, orEdwin Burrows, CPA, can t do anything right Not marriage, not office etiquette, not saving his boss s daughter, not even public accounting So when he s tasked with constructing an alibi for the firm s biggest client, everyone has low expectations Including Edwin In Alibi Aficionado, Edwin Burrows is an accidental investigator, an accountant without tact or a filter, or any kind of interest for investigations A cross between Myron Bolitar and Archy McNally, Edwin says, does and behaves in the strangest manner.Cursed with an investigation that s doomed from the start, Edwin knows that everyone expects him to fail But when the police arrest the all important client, tensions rise at the firm and the stakes get as big as they ll ever be Edwin must decide whether he will use his knowledge to be the hero that helps a guilty man avoid prosecution, or be a zero by telling the truth and burying the firm.

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    1. Harvey Church has a background in finance, which is how he found himself writing about the people and ridiculousness sometimes the same thing of that field in his Edwin Burrows light mystery series Although he considers himself retired from that field aka not working , he s planning another three Edwin Burrows novels for 2018.His first serious novel, The Last Friend, is a Kindle Scout writing competition winner and was published by Kindle Press on January 9, 2018 The BookLife Prize called it an entertaining read for mystery and thriller fans alike, and said it is an unexpected and exciting series of events that will grab readers Harv plans two sister novels to The Last Friend in 2018, one titled The Last Night Spring 2018 and the other tentatively titled The Last Survivor.For fun, Harv likes to practice street magic and spends hours engineering tricks to wow his audiences He is also an avid hockey fan Go Leafs Go As for the boring details He has a wife incredible and two kids depends on the day, but they re normally incredible too His favorite color is blue, but he drives a black car because he read somewhere, back in the 90 s, that radar detectors have a tough time seeing them Interestingly, he never speeds because he s too busy singing like nobody s watching, or maybe it s that everybody is deaf He s a supporter of double chins, double dates, and double dipping though never on double dates , and obviously enjoys writing about himself in the third person, in the voice of the narrator from The Royal Tenenbaums Connect with Harv by searching Harvey Church Mysteries on Facebook, at hashtag_harv on Instagram, and harveychurch1 on Twitter You can also find him wandering the streets of Chicago, Toronto, Montreal or the Lido deck of a Princess Cruise ship If you ever meet Harv, ask to see a magic trick Don t forget to sign up for his email list at AListHarvey

    2. Harvey Church’s debut Novel, Alibi Aficionado, is quite a fun read. Given that main character Edwin Burrows is not a detective, Alibi Aficionado could be considered a cozy mystery. I truly enjoyed the dry humor and realism that Mr. Church has infused in his characters.Edwin Burrows is a thoroughly likable and relatable character. He knows that being a CPA isn’t glamorous. He knows he is not the hottest dude on the boulevard, but he also knows what he has to offer, and he works with it. “Pr [...]

    3. "Life is filled with things called clues. Everything we do and say and see, it all provides a clue."Alibi Aficionado introduces us to Edwin Burrows. He falls into the role of investigator when one of his firm's biggest clients moves to the wrong side of the law. He lacks a brain to mouth filter and the kind of common sense that most big time investigators possess, but the huge task of finding an alibi for the client is still thrown in his lap. Edwin stumbles through his own life, how will he sav [...]

    4. If a mystery book could win an award for dry humor, Alibi Aficionado by Harvey Church would be the book. The reader is quickly immersed into the banal life of Edwin Burrows during a not so raucous party at his boss's house. When Edwin wakes up in the garage apartment of his boss's daughter, he knows his life is over as he knows it. This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to describing this book. An immensely inept and apologetic CPA, Edwin is more or less blackmailed by his [...]

    5. Alibi Aficionado: A Gripping and Humorous Mystery Novel Featuring Edwin Burrows (Edwin Burrows Mystery Book 1) is a debut novel written by Harvey Church. And even though that there is a number of people who think that nobody can really reach success with its debut novel, such as this one is, that does not have to be necessarily right. After reading this novel a reader may seriously doubt that this novel is really a debut novel of this author. The main reason for this is that the novel is easy to [...]

    6. Alibi Aficionado is a highly entertaining debut mystery by talented writer, Harvey Church. It’s the first book in the Edwin Burrows mystery series and if the subsequent books in the series are anything like the first one, this author is sure to have droves of loyal readers, eager to follow Church’s protagonist as he stumbles through his many missteps in order to get to the truth.Edwin Burrows is just your average CPA with the Chicago accounting firm of Haywood, Richardson, Green & Associ [...]

    7. I'm a sucker for mysteries because I love always trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Harvey Church did a fabulous job of eluding us and keeping the pieces buried just enough that you couldn't stop reading and your mind couldn't stop the wheels from spinning trying to figure out "who done it." There was a great cast of characters that were well developed and their inter-relationships were humorous, annoying and well- executed. Edwin Burrows character was the type of geek that you cou [...]

    8. Highly recommended. Fast paced, great fun, can't wait to start the 2nd book in this humorous mystery series.

    9. This is described as a gripping and humorous mystery, and I am afraid that description is not accurate. It is written in the first person, and follows Edwin, who is a dreamer, and susceptible at all times to wander off into some fantasy. He is a minor accountant at a large firm, and when one of their major clients is thought to be about to be accused of murder, Edwin's boss assigns him the job of showing why this client is innocent. Why they don't hire someone competent is a complete mystery. Ed [...]

    10. This was a different read from my usual. Yes, it was a crime novel, but with a stumbling accountant as the investigator. I found myself shouting at him, to think of the things that Rosie then told him. Glad she was listening to me! He is clearly accident prone, and the way he deals with the situation with his ex wife is funny. His relationship with Sera was a bit far fetched to begin with, but I got to wanting them to get together. I did think something sinister had happened to Rosie at one poin [...]

    11. I love this friggin' book! The fact that this is a debut novel seems preposterous because it is REALLY good! It's hard to write legitimately good humor but Church makes it look like there's nothing to it. This was so much fun to read, I slowed myself down to make it last longer.Edwin Burrows where do I start? Talk about lacking a filter! Although that may be my favorite of his attributes. He is hysterically funny with his self depreciating humor. You'll never look at accountant or a man named Da [...]

    12. Alibi Aficionado by Harvey Church is charming, humorous, and full of suspense that everyone is going to instantly be consumed by. The characters are so easy to fall in love with and enjoy. I was instantly drawn into Edwin Burrows world and never wanted to put it down until I read the last page. Edwin is a kindred soul and my heart broke for him at every turn because he had so much he was dealing with in his life. Then when his boss tasks him with something he knows he will fail at, he shows ever [...]

    13. I received this book compliments of the author through the First Reads program.There is a mystery and Edwin Burrows, an accountant, is tasked with searching for an alibi for the main suspect. Since it's billed as humorous there is no fear of a grim and bleak outcome. To me the humor came across as retro and lame. Most of the characters are well drawn, but Edwin isn't particularly likable and the plot rambles enough to tire of him. This isn't a bad book, it's simple not my kind of book.

    14. New favorite!I love the humor interwoven with the plot. Edwin is a really decent human being and somewhat of an underdog but he can be bad ass when he needs to.I'm rooting for Edwin every time!

    15. Very interesting plotFirst off,I can so relate with what Harvey said in the acknowledgements,He writes because he likes to be alone. I read to escape people when I can't be alone. Indie austere turning into my favorite writers. Harvey really took a who done it,and added a twist. Edwin reminds me of superman,mild mannered reporter during the day,superhero at night,except Edwin is a CPA, and only has the hero a couple of times. Everyone thinks he is sleeping with the bosses daughter,cause of one t [...]

    16. Great storyThis is an excellent, old fashioned great detective story. Fast moving, complex and well written. Lots of character and interesting sub plots. Well done.

    17. I just finished reading Alibi Aficionado (Edwin Burrows Mystery Book 1), a novel by Harvey Church. The book follows the life of Edwin Burrows, CPA, a man that just has the worst luck when it comes to his endeavors. He couldn't do marriage, office etiquette, public accounting or saving his bosses daughter right. It makes for a funny and entertaining read about an accidental investigator, (after all he is accident prone to everything else, so why not investigation?) He is given the impossible task [...]

    18. I was somewhat sceptical when I read that the sleuth in this tale of investigation and detection is an accountant. An accountant! Surely that is not a profession synonymous with good looking men and exploits of bravado? (Sorry any accountants who are reading this review). However, I was intrigued and pleasantly surprised by this plotline and by the charismatic hero, Edwin Burrows. (Again, not a name that conjures up an action man!) I note that the strapline on the cover is ‘An Edwin Burrows My [...]

    19. ALIBI Aficionado, is the first in a new series of Edwin Burrows Mysteries by Harvey Church.Plot: Edwin (not Ed, Eddie, Edmond or Edwina) Burrows is an accountant (CPA after two failed exams) and lower level employee at a prestigious accounting firm with hugely successful clients. He is given the task of finding an alibi for perhaps their most ‘regal’ client. Yannick Knight, the client, has a multi-million yearly income and a seemingly compulsory interest in pursuing young women. He is suspec [...]

    20. Edwin Burrows has a higher opinion of himself and his abilities except when it comes to uncovering an alibi for the billionaire client who is a key suspect of his missing girlfriend. He isn’t a financial forensic, just a CPA who is desperate to keep his job and his company afloat.Harvey Church keeps us spellbound with what Edwin will do, or say next. If it wasn’t for Rachel, the annoying boss’s daughter who is always pushing him to dig deeper, then Edwin would have probably given up long a [...]

    21. Alibi Aficionado (Edwin Burrows Mystery Book 1) written by Harvey Church is an off the wall story about Edwin Burrows, a CPA who works a low level job at a high end accounting firm. Edwin is going through a divorce, and doesn’t seem to get much in his life right, as he stumbles through, making mistakes and figuring out where he fits in. Edwin is chosen to come up with an alibi for his company’s biggest client, Yannick Knight, who is being accused with the rape and murder of a young missing c [...]

    22. Ok But? I am a bit disappointed with this book because from all the blurbs and a great many of the reviews I thought I'd found another light mystery series with lots of humour to read as a lighten up read after a serious, dark and gritty novel and with the bonus of having a Canadian author. However, and this might just be my sense of humour, I didn't really find many laughs in this book, just a few little smirks and chuckles. Then I didn't really like any of the characters very much, the Ed -wha [...]

    23. This was a great read. It is full of mystery, suspense, and humor. Edwin is an accountant is given an assignment by his boss to help out one of their bigger clients. But this isn’t a simple accounting request-oh no this is something much bigger as Edwin needs to act like an investigator. What will Edwin do and how will this all go? I was pulled into the story as we take this journey with Edwin. I felt like I became an investigator alongside him. There were twists and turns and secrets that kep [...]

    24. I enjoyed this book, probably not as funny as it was described and I found part of the ending unfair (without giving too much away). It was a very light story, easy to read and well written. Once started I wanted to read on till the end, I will look out for the next book when it come out.

    25. Edwin Burrows was a relatively young CPA working at a prestigious Chicago accounting firm. One day his boss called him in with the strange assignment: One of the top clients had been charged with rape. If he was convicted the firm would be severely affected financially. He told Edwin to find an alibi for the client. The student who accused the man of raping her has disappeared. Her body is later discovered floating in the Chicago River By going through the client’s financial records, with hel [...]

    26. I received this book in a Giveaway.I was interested in the book because the author is a financial guy, like me, and his main character is a CPA abased in Chicago, also like me.I did not realize that this book would be a comedic farce. The main character is low man on the totem pole at his CPA firm and is given the assignment of finding an alibi for the firm’s most important client, a hedge fund manager suspected of committing rape and murder.Much of the action in this book is about the main c [...]

    27. Not great I had high hopes as we all do with each new adventure within the pages of our novels. I give two stars because I was able to read and there was only one word left outhad there been more, I don't know. I reached just past the third chapter, I think. He is about to go on a date with a female. I stopped being interested in what their plans were, if he was in real danger, could he accomplish the goal set our for him from his boss. I just stopped caring.

    28. Edwin is a CPA, but he can't seem to do anything right. His wife is gone, he's not very good at his job. You get it, right? Now he's done it again, only this time it's bad. He's at his boss's house for a Christmas Party and steps outside for some air. He sees the boss's daughter getting manhandled from the guy that brought her home. He steps in and breaks it up. hurting the guy in the process. After he leaves, she invites him up to her apartment for a drink. Already beyond drunk, he decides to g [...]

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