Tuesday, March 24, 2009
A NIGHT AT THE OPERATION by Jeffrey Cohen (Berkley)
It's a good thing Elliot Freed owns and operates an all comedy movie theater because his personal life is full of stress and danger. In this third outing, Elliott's former wife (and current love interest) is missing, she's accused of murdering a patient, his theater is flooding (with complications), and one-third of his employees (okay, there are only three anyway!) is threatening to quit. As Elliott tries to solve these problems in order of priority—locating Sharon is first on the list, more challenges erupt to keep him busy and the reader involved.
Cohen's characters are well drawn and compelling and his humor seems effortless. I enjoy this series—and recommend it whenever possible.