MURder @ work
Have you ever had a Boss From Hell, a Verbal Abuser who can't be sued or fired? Seduced by the heat of a South African summer, would you be tempted to tamper with his tea... a little???

Christine Chamberlain doesn't want much from life: a steady job, a baby and a Fields Medal. Her boss, however, wants money and he is willing to do anything to get his way, even if it means getting Christine involved in a project that not only jeopardises her dreams, but might also put her in danger. When Christine complains to her colleagues, they joke about killing the boss to solve the problem. They discuss the murder by email. Almost everybody has an obvious motive to get rid of the boss from hell... and a few hidden ones they don't share.

The next day, Christine brings fennel oil to work. In itself, it's not the world's deadliest poison, and Christine would of course never dream to use it as such. Or would she?
Read A Review:

A great read. Very witty. Very fresh.

An insight into South Africa without being bogged down with facts.

Excellent dialogue.

Murder @ Work is a very hard book to put down, and is a great weekend read. The chapters are short and you quickly make progress. The characters are engaging, and well constructed, the plot is more complex than it first seems, and it will have you guessing until the last page. There are good insights into the new South Africa and the old one plus the people who have failed to make the transition between the two. Some good humour and Walus’s unusual style makes for an entertaining, fascinating and riveting mystery.

Mooted Publications

Using her own natural flair for mathematics, Ms. Walus has given us a female protagonist who not only becomes the prime suspect but must race against time to prove her own innocence. In itself, not a new situation in murder mysteries, but it's the way Ms. Walus handles it that makes Murder at Work intriguing and hard to lay aside...

Alan Curtis

This is a good murder mystery, written with tongue in cheek humour. The plot twists and turns as the office diverse bunch of characters that make up the staff, begin to learn more about each other. Their quirks are used by the author to great effect. This reviewer found the story fascinating and with a refreshing and unusual style, with some great humour.

Pam Slade, RWNZ