by Rich Leder


Leder's black comic caper tells the tall tale of estranged brothers Mike and Dan Miller - accountant and con-man talent agent respectively - up to their necks in the virtual quicksand of LA's San Fernando Valley during the hottest summer in Southern California history.

The root cause of their problems could be the missing seventy-five thousand dollars, or the sadistic, loan shark dwarf and his vicious giant, or the psycho comedian cop on the case, or the coke-snorting dentist, or the deranged zombie real estate developer. Or perhaps it's the poodle - the poodle is suspect, no doubt. Or maybe it's the grocery store checker who breathes life into death. Oh yes, it could be her too.

And so to repair the head-on collision the Millers have made of their personal and professional lives, the brothers summon their mother back from the dead to clean up the wreckage. But what the Miller men discover is that screwing with the laws of nature is forever and always a violent, bloody, hysterical, and hilarious idea. 







“Zany...hysterical...irreverent...occasionally lethal”
— Kirkus Reviews
“A hugely entertaining book from one of the more inventive crime writers to come along in a while”
— Self-Publishing Review, 4.5-Star Review

Thanks for checking out my books.

I've been a working writer for more than two decades. My screen credits include 18 produced television films for CBS, Lifetime, and Hallmark and feature films for Paramount Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, and Left Bank Films.

So far, I've written four funny novels: McCall & Company: Workman’s Complication and McCall & Company: Swollen Identity and Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench and Let There Be Linda.

I've been the lead singer in a Detroit rock band, a restaurateur, a Little League coach, a literacy tutor, a magazine editor, a writing coach, a commercial real estate agent, an indie film director, and a visiting artist for the University of North Carolina Wilmington Film Studies Department, among other things, all of which, it turns out, was grist for the mill.  I live on the North Carolina coast with my awesome wife, Lulu, and I'm sustained by the visits home of our three children.