This is a Silly book, which we know because "Quentin Oakwood" repeatedly tells us so. I could have enjoyed this more had the writer a bit more restraint in pointing out how much we should be recognizing the slap-stick presented.
At first I thought this was a typical cozy mystery, complete with detective boyfriend: it's not.
I was hoping Janet Evanovich would kill off Plum & then introduce her twin, smarter, stronger, not so helpless, as in the James Garner series Nichols. Now I don't have to, thanks to Rich Leder.
Kate McCall is an Actor, who just happens to a Private Investigator. Her father is murdered, & leaves the PI business to her. Fortunately, she has plenty of help in the form of her fellow thespians & also her quirky house-mates.
It's not a perfect book: some of the illogic is worthy of Ms Evanovich, (there's a previous court case against one of the villains, which is otherwise ignored), but the story is very twisty, & a great deal of Fun. I just bought the 2nd eBook, & am looking forward to another enjoyable read.