Killer Routine

Midnight Ink, 2011

Comedian Channing Hayes survived a tragic auto accident that claimed the life of his fiancée, Lauren. Physically and emotionally scarred, he’s put his performing career on hold, resigned to getting laughs vicariously as co-owner of The Last Laff Comedy Club. There, he instructs Lauren’s sister Heather in the fine art of stand-up.

When Heather skips out on her set during the club’s comedy showcase, Channing searches for his AWOL protégée. Then Heather’s ex-lovers start turning up dead―and Channing must fight to keep Heather from being the next hit in this deadly line-up.


“Good-hearted characters who aren’t wimps make this premiere of the Last Laff series a winner.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Entertaining…Orloff does a great job of evoking smalltime, struggling comedy clubs.”
Publishers Weekly

“Gritty and full of surprises, this is a fascinating glimpse into the world of stand-up comedy; it’s definitely worth a read.”
RT Book Reviews

“Well plotted, great characters, and a promising beginning to a new series.”
Suspense Magazine
“… a wildly entertaining page-turner.”
—David Bickel, author & TV writer/producer
“An entertaining debut with a diverse array of engaging characters.”
Mystery Scene Magazine

“You won’t die laughing from Killer Routine, but you’ll be seriously swept up in the story as Orloff turns family tragedy into triumph.”
—Reed Farrel Coleman, three-time Shamus Award-winning author

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