There's an Accountant in that Book!
Although Tax Day has been moved up to April 18th this year, April 15th is traditionally Tax Day. To commemorate that day we did some calculated searching and found 6 novels where accountants are part of the action. Let's praise those who are good with numbers!
As Herman Wouk said:
"Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today."
Right Here, Right Now by Georgia Beers
When Alicia Wright moves into the office next door to Lacey Chamberlain's accounting firm, Lacey is about to find out that sometimes the last person you want is exactly the person you need.
The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling.
Saving Sophie by Ronald H. Balson
Jack Sommers was just an ordinary accountant from Chicago. That is, until his wife passed away, his young daughter was kidnapped, and he became the main suspect in an $88 million dollar embezzlement case.
Calculated in Death by J. D. Robb
A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the building, the lieutenant knows Marta’s murder was the work of a killer who’s trained, but not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.
Some people are born boring. Some live boring. Some even die boring. Fred managed to do all three, and when he woke up as a vampire, he did so as a boring one.
Death, Taxes and a French Manicure by Diane Kelly
Tara Holloway has got your number. A special agent on the IRS's payroll, she's dead-set on making sure that money crimes don't pay.