Elaine Viets


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    Amateur Sleuth

    May-2015

    A Dead-End Job Mystery - 14

    Shhh...in the newest hardcover in the national bestselling Dead-End Job Mystery series, Helen Hawthorne quietly goes undercover at a local library to search for a missing masterpiece. Wealthy socialite Elizabeth Cateman Kingsley has hired Helen to f...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Nov-2014

    Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper - 14

    New in the national bestselling Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series, from the Agatha and Anthony Award-winning author of the Dead End Job Mystery series. Mystery shopper Josie Marcus is getting the dirt on doggy day-care centers, and discovers th...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    May-2014

    A Dead-End Job Mystery - 13

    No more pussyfooting around Husband and wife PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont have barely scratched the surface of the world of show cats when a cornered kitty kidnapper's claws come out.... This show cat is a no-show.... The one thi...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Nov-2013

    Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper - 13

    Mystery shopper Josie Marcus has been happily married to veterinarian Ted Scottsmeyer for months. But her newly wedded bliss is about to be cut short.... Josie and Ted have finally tied the knot, and they're ready for the next step: buying a house...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    May-2013

    A Dead-End Job Mystery - 12

    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’...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Nov-2012

    Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper - 12

    Mystery shopper Josie Marcus is thrilled to be getting married. But when a deranged bride meets a grim end, Josie will have to catch a murderer before she tosses the bouquet… As a bride-to-be, Josie’s latest assignment is absolutely fitting -...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    May-2012

    A Dead-End Job Mystery - 11

    To 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 a...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Nov-2011

    Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper - 11

    Josie Marcus plans to savor sampling the local St. Louis cuisine for a City Eats food tour. But her appetite is ruined at Tillie's Off the Hill Italian Restaurant when another customer is poisoned. Was the victim the real target-or is someone trying ...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    May-2011

    A Dead-End Job Mystery - 10

    Helen Hawthorne and her new hubby Phil have opened their own P.I. agency and their very first client is Shelby, who thinks her husband is developing a killer body for another woman. To keep track of the suspected cheater, Helen gets a dead-end job...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Nov-2010

    Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper - 10

    Mystery shopper and mom Josie Marcus knows how to keep a low profile in style. On her newest assignment, her former teacher -- now working in a lingerie shop -- is in need of some serious support... When Josie is assigned to mystery-shop a chain of ...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    May-2010

    A Dead-End Job Mystery - 9

    At Snapdragon, a high-end designer consignment shop, Helen is at the beck and call of snobby- yet frugal-customers. That alone is a deadly combination, especially with Chrissy, a drool-worthy fashionista who walks in with a purse to sell, and ends u...

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    in Crimes by Moonlight

    Mystery

    Apr-2010

    An all-new mystery anthology edited and featuring a new story by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris Nighttime is the perfect time for the perfect crime. #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris edits and contributes...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Nov-2009

    Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper - 5

    Mystery shopper and mom Josie Marcus knows how to keep a low profile -- in style. On her latest assignment she finds that some people in the adorable world of canine couture are really bad to the bone. Josie had no idea that the business of fashion-...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    May-2009

    A Dead-End Job Mystery - 8

    Living life on the lam -- and working wherever she can find a paycheck -- Helen Hawthorne has a knack for keeping a low profile. Currently she's mixing pay cuts with haircuts, working at a chic salon as gofer for a famous stylist who's a passionate b...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Nov-2008

    Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper - 4

    Josie must investigate year-round Christmas shops...and expose a humbug. For Josie, the appeal of the year-round Christmas shop is an enigma wrapped in tinsel. But when three such holiday houses pop up within two blocks of one another, she's assig...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    May-2008

    A Dead-End Job Mystery - 7

    Living life on the lam and working wherever she can find a paycheck, Helen Hawthorne has a knack for keeping a low profile. Her latest career cul-de-sac is in the complaint department of a snooty country club where people were once dying to get in. B...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Nov-2007

    Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper - 3

    Josie Marcus, the mall moll, is back -- and, with the murder of a scarf designer to solve, Josie's fit to be tied.... Retail spy and single mom Josie Marcus knows that mystery shopping isn't always glamorous -- like when she has to sample greasy f...

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    in Many Bloody Returns

    Urban Fantasy

    Sep-2007

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    Amateur Sleuth

    May-2007

    A Dead-End Job Mystery - 6

    Living life on the lam and working wherever she can find a paycheck, Helen Hawthorne has a knack for keeping a low profile. But when her two-timing ex-husband tracks her down in South Florida, it's going to get a lot harder to fly under the radar.......

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Nov-2006

    Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper - 2

    Mystery shopper--and solver--Josie Marcus made her debut in Dying in Style. Now Elaine Viets brings back the undercover retail spy and single mom, who's out to change the world one boutique at a time.... There are some major benefits to Josie's jo...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    May-2006

    A Dead-End Job Mystery - 5

    With a resume that includes attempted assault and alimony evasion, Helen Hawthorne has no choice but to take on a series of dead-end jobs to make ends meet. Unfortunately, they're exposing her to a lot of people who end up dead. At the Barker Brot...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Oct-2005

    Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper - 1

    Women would kill for Josie Marcus's job as mystery shopper, which takes her in and out of boutiques, supermarkets, even fast-food joints to report on quality and service. But it's hard work. Besides being a single mom to a nine-year-old, Josie is the...

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    in Show Business Is Murder

    Suspense

    Aug-2005

    Lights...Camera...Murder! Behind the velvet ropes and closed curtains, buried in the back lots, you'll find the darker side of the spotlight. It's where stars are created overnight, and burn out just cis quickly. Where deals are made to be broken,...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    May-2005

    A Dead-End Job Mystery - 4

    Helen Hawthorne is on the run, trying to stay one step ahead of her past--and one paycheck ahead of disaster. To make it, she jumps from one dead-end job to another. Luckily, she's got a lot of talents--including one for detection... When Helen ...

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    in Drop Dead Blonde

    Amateur Sleuth

    Feb-2005

    A Dead-End Job Mystery - 3.5

    ONLY THE CORONER KNOWS FOR SURE.... They're beautiful blondes with style, money, and men falling at their feet. But now these perfect women are becoming perfect victims. In Drop-Dead Blonde, four of today's top mystery authors spin all-new tales of ...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Oct-2004

    A Dead-End Job Mystery - 3

    Once on the fast track to success, Helen Hawthorne is going nowhere faster. Forced to trade in her chic life for a shabby one, she's now on the run, jumping from city to city and dead-end job to dead-end job, trying to stay one step ahead of her past...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Dec-2003

    A Dead-End Job Mystery - 2

    Once on the fast track to success, Helen Hawthorne is going nowhere faster. Forced to trade in her chic life for a shabby one, she's now on the run, jumping from city to city and dead-end job to dead-end job, trying to stay one step ahead of her past...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    May-2003

    A Dead-End Job Mystery - 1

    Once on the fast track to success, Helen Hawthorne is going nowhere faster. Forced to trade in her chic life for a shabby one, she's now on the run, jumping from city to city and dead-end job to dead-end job, trying to stay one step ahead of her past...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jul-2000

    A Francesca Vierling Mystery - 4

    DEADLY DEDUCTIBLE It takes a truly sneaky person to keep a secret in a newsroom. St. Louis City Gazette columnist Francesca Vierling is just the woman to do it--especially to help hide her editor's bout with breast cancer. Now she's surreptitiousl...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Jul-1999

    A Francesca Vierling Mystery - 3

    PEST CONTROL The rehabilitation of North Dakota Place is a feel-good story--the kind St. Louis City Gazette columnist Francesca Vierling likes to write. Grand houses restored to former glory. Pride in a neighborhood--and, like all good stories, th...

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    Amateur Sleuth

    May-1998

    A Francesca Vierling Mystery - 2

    Riding in on her Harley-Davidson, St. Louis journalist-cum-sleuth Francesca Vierling rides into her second mystery, following Backstab, to find out who ruined a bikers' ball by killing a leather-clad but blue-blooded divorcee....

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    Amateur Sleuth

    Oct-1997

    A Francesca Vierling Mystery - 1

    Six feet tall in flats, sleek, sexy Francesca Vierling is a brash columnist for a big-time St. Louis newspaper who makes her living by knowing the story behind the scenes--the secrets the other papers miss. But every secret has its price, and when he...

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