Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Author Shout Out Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone!! Today's Spotlight  goes to the               Wonderful Elaine Viets!

Elaine Viets is the Sensational author of The Dead End Job Mysteries  and the Mystery Shopper Mysteries.

Her newest book Board Stiff comes out on May 7th

Book Description

May 7, 2013 Dead-End Job Mystery (Book 11)

Husband and wife PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont won’t be sparing the sunscreen on their latest assignment, but they’re about to find out murder is no day at the beach….
Will the Real Paddleboard Killer Please Stand Up?
There’s a dark cloud over Sunny Jim’s Safety First Parasailing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding business on Florida’s Riggs Beach—especially after one of his clients is killed in a tragic paddleboarding mishap. Sunny Jim is sure it was no accident, and he hires Helen and Phil to find the murderer.

Between cutthroat competitors poaching his territory, the city threatening to revoke his license, a restaurant owner wanting his beach spot for a parking lot, and a wrongful death suit filed by the victim’s husband, Sunny Jim may soon be up the creek without a paddle.

But he does have Helen and Phil on his side, and as the couple start to investigate, they discover dark undercurrents of corruption behind the cheerful facades of the beachfront businesses, as well as domestic secrets. But the sands of time are running out, and if they don’t catch the killer soon, Sunny Jim won’t be the only one to go under….

Thanks for writing these series so we can enjoy hours of fun reading!!!!

Elaine 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.


  1. Elaine Viets is one mystery writer I admire for more than just her mysteries, and that's for working those dead-end jobs. What a trooper!

  2. Thanks for the shout out, Shelley. You've made my day.
    I took a lot of chances with this book -- decided halfway through it was too bland, so I had everyone fail -- Helen and Phil, all the their plans, even their marriage -- to give it an edge.

  3. Congratulations on a great interview, Elaine. You're an inspiration!

    ~Nancy Jill Thames
    Author of the Jillian Bradley Mysteries


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