Rich Leder

Biography

Rich Leder
Novelist—Screenwriter

Rich Leder has been a working writer for more than two decades. His 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.

He has written five funny novels published by Laugh Riot Press: McCall & Company: Workman’s Complication; McCall & Company: Swollen Identity; McCall & Company: Emboozlement; Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench; and Let There Be Linda.

He has been the lead singer in a Detroit rock band, a restaurateur, a Little League coach, an indie film director, a literacy tutor, a magazine editor, a screenwriting coach, a commercial real estate agent, 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. He resides on the North Carolina coast with his awesome wife, Lulu, and is sustained by the visits home of their three college kids.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I'm finishing another standalone called "Let There Be Linda." It's a dark comedy about two estranged brothers living in the San Fernando Valley who bring their dead mother back to life to clean up the mess they've made of things. As you're already surmising, that can't be a good idea--Monty Python meets Quentin Tarantino. When that novel is done, I'll write the third book in the "McCall & Company" series. All I can tell you about that one is Kate and her eccentric crew are in it up to their necks in lawyers and love and bars and bookies. Oh yeah, and the corporate killer who murdered Kate's father is playing a deadly game of cat and mouse. Kate's the mouse. After that, another standalone, and then another McCall. Shampoo, rinse, repeat.
Who are your favorite authors?
Oh man. So many. Too many. Richard Ford. John Irving. Donald Westlake. Phillip Roth. Sue Grafton. Carl Hiaasen. Janet Evanovich. John D. MacDonald. Edgar Allan Poe. Elmore Leonard. Raymond Chandler. Lawrence Block. Agatha Christie. James Elroy. Robert B. Parker...
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Series

Books

McCall & Company: Emboozlement
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 124,910. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The hilarious third book in Rich Leder's New York City murder mystery series features Kate McCall and her crew in it up to their necks this time. No way she lives through this one.
Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,760. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Romance » General
At the end of his personal and professional rope, following a two-year estrangement from his juggler wife, Hollywood screenwriter Mark Manilow comes to terms with the end of his marriage while trying unsuccessfully to break up with his preposterous porn star girlfriend and falls in love with a beautiful Chinese elementary school teacher, all while being hired to adapt the phone book into a movie.
McCall & Company: Swollen Identity
Series: McCall & Company, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,690. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Beautiful Billionaire Socialite. Cold-Blooded Corporate Killer. McCall & Company Back In Business. Kate McCall re-assembles the eccentric tenants of her New York City brownstone and her histrionic acting troupe to help her crack her case, and also her father's murder, and is confronted by demonic twins, accosted by counterfeiters, arrested for impersonating a hooker, and followed by hilarity.
McCall & Company: Workman's Complication
Series: McCall & Company, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,650. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Way Off Broadway Actress. Murdered PI Father. New Day Job. Kate McCall assembles the eccentric tenants of her New York City brownstone and her histrionic acting troupe to help her crack her cases, including her father's murder. Murder, mystery, mayhem, and hilarity follow her to a midtown insurance company where one policy really was a matter of life and death.

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