Book Of The Day – Calculated Loss

by Greg on July 19, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Mystery/Thriller by Linda L. Richards. Calculated Loss has a 4.1 star rating and is only 99 cents!

“Filled with interesting characters and witty humor, Calculated Loss is a crash course in stocks and pinks, day trading and the world of haute cuisine. Linda L. Richards has penned another sensational, tasty mystery that will take you through the city of Vancouver in such rich detail you’d swear you were standing there.” Cheryl Kaye Tardif – Author of Divine Intervention

Calculated Loss
by Linda L. Richards
Rating: 4.1 Stars
Category: Mystery & Thriller
Price: $0.99


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High finance and haute cuisine . . . a recipe for murder

It’s been years since former stockbroker Madeline Carter bothered thinking about her gastronomically gifted ex-husband, Chef Braydon Gauthier. Between quitting her soul-sucking career and discovering what life is like during daylight hours she’s been kind of busy. But when Madeline learns Braydon took his own life, she drops everything and hightails it to the funeral.

It doesn’t take long to realize Braydon’s death is more murder than suicide. Madeline knows her ex would never have prepared himself a poison-laced dinner of duck a l’orange — let alone pair it with a big, beefy Shiraz! The culinary star would have eaten fast food first.

So who’s responsible? Madeline definitely has her suspicions, but one thing’s clear: in the pressure-cooker world of high cuisine and higher stakes, a reputation is worth killing for.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

This is a wonderfully engaging novel that entertains the reader with food and finance information while never giving short thrift to the plot or characters. This is a very witty series that continues to improve and leave readers eagerly awaiting each new installment into the life of Madeline Carter.


“Richards’ latest is very entertaining — well-plotted, often witty and always a challenge to the reader’s deductive powers. The scenery is a welcome addition; Vancouver and all its quirks take a starring role.” – Catherine Witmer, Romantic Times


CALCULATED LOSS is a fascinating amateur sleuth tale starring a heroic protagonist whose logic for why Braydon died is odd, but shows she knew her ex spouse. When the police tell her to forget it, Madeline cannot; so she begins her inquiries seeking a motive as to why someone poisoned the gourmet chef. Linda L. Richards provides a delicious Vancouver whodunit that never slows down until the final meal is served.


“…Calculated Loss is an intriguing mystery that effectively combines high finance with haute cuisine and is highly recommended.” –

Get Calculated Loss here: Calculated Loss

About The Author

Linda L. Richards is the editor and co-founder of January Magazine, a regular contributor to The Rap Sheet and is a leading expert in electronic book publishing technologies.

Linda has lived in Los Angeles and Munich but was born in Vancouver, Canada. She currently lives in the Gulf Islands off Canada’s west coast with her partner, the artist David Middleton, and their crazy dog, Jett. A faculty member of the Simon Fraser University Summer Publishing Program, she maintains a busy lecture and festival schedule and enjoys working with new writers.

When she isn’t writing books, writing about books, teaching or reading, Richards enjoys hiking the wild beaches near her home, quite often thinking about her current work in progress.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Linda L. Richards and ENT appreciate it.

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