Meet hapless Lilly Hawkins, who is having a bad day, the stuff of which nightmares are made of. As a news videographer—or in industry parlance—a shooter, for a Central California TV station, Lilly has a fantastic job, except for the fact that her boss has it in for her because she’s had a run of professional screw-ups. The pressure is on for Lilly to get the big scoop in order to restore her reputation and retain her job. With this in mind, Lilly evades police and sneaks her way into a crime scene to shoot exclusive footage of an investigation of the murder of a young black man. Mysteriously, though, Lilly’s triumph turns into yet another professional disaster when her film turns out to be blank. Thus begins the roller-coaster ride of thugs, killers, and conspiracies that is A Bad Day’s Work.
Fortunately for us, A Bad Day’s Work reflects many a good day's work on the part of neophyte novelist Nora McFarland. Here’s hoping for more madcap exploits from Lilly Hawkins.