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Elaine Viets - Half-Price Homicide: A Dead-End Job Mystery

At the high-end designer consignment shop Snapdragon, Helen Hawthorne must cater to the whims of snobby-yet-frugal customers like Chrissy, who comes in to sell a purse and ends up causing a scene. But when Chrissy is found dead in a dressing room with a hand-painted scarf around her neck, Helen goesmore...At the high-end designer consignment shop Snapdragon, Helen Hawthorne must cater to the whims of snobby-yet-frugal customers like Chrissy, who comes in to sell a purse and ends up causing a scene. But when Chrissy is found dead in a dressing room with a hand-painted scarf around her neck, Helen goes from being low on society's totem pole to high on the police's suspect list.

Publisher: Signet
Published: May 3, 2011
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0451231546

Elaine Viets - Final Sail: A Dead-End Job Mystery

Husband and wife PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont both have their hands full, but only Helen has to carry drink trays—as part of her latest undercover assignment as a stewardess on a private yacht… Lost at SeaTo catch a jewel smuggler on a luxury yacht, Helen needs tomore...Husband and wife PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont both have their hands full, but only Helen has to carry drink trays—as part of her latest undercover assignment as a stewardess on a private yacht… Lost at SeaTo catch a jewel smuggler on a luxury yacht, Helen needs to pose as the ship’s new stewardess—but between serving drinks to the snobs, scrubbing floors, and cleaning up after seasick passengers, she’s starting to miss dry land almost as much as she misses Phil.While Helen’s cruising to the Bahamas, Phil’s got his own job—trying to catch a sexy gold digger who may have killed her elderly husband for his fortune. Good thing he’s a self-proclaimed master of disguise, playing it cool as everything from an air-conditioning repairman to a Rastafarian.Helen’s a help to Phil on his case, but when she’s on her own on the high seas, Helen needs to watch her step as she searches out the smuggler—or she may end up going from undercover to overboard…

Publisher: NAL Hardcover
Published: May 1, 2012
Pages: 272

Elaine Viets - Killer Cuts: A Dead-End Job Mystery

Helen Hawthorne's latest gig is working in Miguel Angel's Fort Lauderdale hair salon, where a trim can cost as much as a car payment and a blowout can wipe you out. But when a famous husband of one of the salon's clients is murdered at their wedding reception, things get a little hairy...

Publisher: NAL
Published: May 4, 2010
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0451228545

Elaine Viets - Dying to Call You (Dead-End Job Mysteries, Book 3)

While making the best of her new telemarketing job, Helen Hawthorne thinks she hears a murder on the other end of the line-and must avoid a close call with a killer.

Publisher: Signet
Published: Oct 5, 2004
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0451213327

Elaine Viets - Murder Between the Covers (Dead-End Job Mysteries, Book 2)

Helen has a new job "off the books" at Page Turners bookstore in Fort Lauderdale...until the owner is murdered. But since the arrogant Page Turner III had so many enemies, Helen will have to read between the lines to uncover the truth about a clever killer.

Publisher: Signet
Published: Dec 2, 2003
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0451210816

Elaine Viets - Killer Blonde: A Dead-End Job Mystery

South Florida sleuth Helen Hawthorne gets a history lesson from her landlady Margery Flax. In the 1970s, while pushing papers in a dead-end job, Margery witnessed a battle of the blondes between vivacious Vicki and meticulous Minnie for a promotion that would take one of them to the top of themore...South Florida sleuth Helen Hawthorne gets a history lesson from her landlady Margery Flax. In the 1970s, while pushing papers in a dead-end job, Margery witnessed a battle of the blondes between vivacious Vicki and meticulous Minnie for a promotion that would take one of them to the top of the corporate ladder. But when their office politics turned dirty, the blondes got dangerous—leaving one of them dead and one of them a killer whose identity Margery has kept secret for more than forty years… Killer Blonde previously appeared in Drop-Dead Blonde Includes a preview of the Dead-End Job Novel, Catnapped! Praise for the Dead-End Job Mysteries by Elaine VietsWinner of the Anthony Award and the Agatha Award“A stubborn and intelligent heroine, a wonderful South Florida setting, and a cast of more or less lethal bimbos.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris“Clever.…The real draw, though, is Viets’s snappy critique of South Florida.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review“Wickedly funny.”—The Miami HeraldElaine Viets has actually worked many of those dead-end jobs in her mystery novels, just like her character Helen Hawthorne. She is also the author of the Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series and numerous short stories. Elaine has won an Anthony Award and an Agatha Award. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her husband, reporter Don Crinklaw.

Publisher: InterMix
Published: Apr 15, 2014
Pages: 83