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Dead Comic Standing

4.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  22 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Stand-up comic Dave Feener has a great rapport with his audience, so when his body is found maliciously stabbed a short distance away from The Laff Attak where he's just performed, there seems to be no real motive for the brutal murder. A serial killer who does not think local comics are funny has just begun his rampage. Constables Mike Borneo and Lissa Cassway along with ...more
Paperback, 1st edition, 172 pages
Published January 19th 2010 by Trafford Publishing (first published 2010)
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Patricia Rockwell
Nov 01, 2011 Patricia Rockwell rated it it was amazing
Here’s a nifty little murder mystery--with a tight plot, lots of suspects, and a killer motive: if you’re not funny--you die. The story takes place in Edmonton, Canada, which is, from all I’ve heard, the hotbed of stand-up comedy. Indeed, there are at least two comedy clubs in the story vying for the attention of patrons--and a serial killer.

The main characters include two pairs--Jeff, owner of Comic f/x, and his sometime girlfriend Shelley, one of the club’s best female comics. The other pair
Mar 06, 2010 Patricia rated it it was amazing
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I truly enjoyed this book. The combination of comedy and psycho killer had me laughing and trying to figure out the killer all at once. A very different experience but a very good one. I also liked the little bit of romance thrown in. The characters all fit together great and the plot and story flowed together so well. It kept my interest right to the end.
Feb 25, 2010 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: ellen, sharon, cheryl, karey, jean,peter,mark david, markeisy,wendy t
I know I wrote this book and that I am probably biassed. However, it is a good read and I hope all that do read it will enjoy it. I would rate it 5 stars based on how much I enjoyed writing it. The book combines the 2 things i enjoy writing and comedy.
Dellani Oakes
Oct 06, 2011 Dellani Oakes rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Dellani by: The author
Someone's lost his sense of humor and it's gonna be murder! A serial killer is stalking the comedians of Edmonton, seeming to choose his victims based on the fact he doesn't share their sense of humor. Dave Feener, the first comic to die, is at the top of his game, but when he's stabbed, the killer tells him, "You just ain't funny!" Nothing like a little constructive criticism!

Comedienne Shelly has a comeback for everything. When a customer heckles her, she gives back as good as she gets. She's
Sep 16, 2011 Fran rated it it was amazing
Dead Comic Standing
Reviewed by Fran Lewis

Some people think laughter is wrong. Others think that comedians are detrimental to the world and their own good. What happens when someone decides to knock off those that try and make us laugh? What would happen if there were no more funny men or women in the world? What would happen if the world were devoid of comics and the Last Man Standing had no one else waiting in line after him to make us smile? But, Dave Feener had no idea that when he left the
Sep 28, 2015 Victoria rated it it was ok
I am truly surprised by all the positive reviews for this book and unfortunately cannot agree with them. The plot seemed promising in the beginning, but this book is so poorly written that I honestly struggled finishing it. It is full of mistakes and errors, both in form and content. Missing commas in nearly every sentence, missing or wrongly placed quotation marks, and an author who herself doesn't seem to know her own characters and plot - 1.5 stars from me. And most importantly: I didn't find ...more
Jul 31, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
What happens when one person decides that Comedians aren't actually fun and decides that he must do something about it. The results are deadly when stand up comedians are cut down by a serial killer. The police race to find who just who lost their funny bone and stop him before he strikes again. Meanwhile the stage is heating up with more talent and a steamy romance between the headliner and the clubs manager.

Non-stop laughs and a great suspenseful mystery make this page turner. You won't be abl
Sandra Carrington-Smith
Sep 08, 2012 Sandra Carrington-Smith rated it it was amazing
Those who are convinced that laughter makes one live longer might think again after reading this delightful murder mystery. When comedians begin to turn up dead, everyone scratches their heads and wonders who will be next, as laughter and tragedy continue to meet in the shadows. Karen Vaughan did a fantastic job intertwining detailed police procedural with entertaining comedy routines, and she delivered an extremely unique plot in a voice that's as alluring as the silk of a spider web. A great r ...more
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Karen Vaughan lives in Peterborough Ontario with her husband Jim and a cat named Sugar. She is the mom of a 23 year old daughter and four grown step children and a 3 year old grandson named Ike. DEAD COMIC STANDING is her second novel. Her first novel DEAD ON ARRIVAL garnered praise from friends, family and online gamers. She also enjoys doing crafts and other hobbies. Her third book and sequel to ...more
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