by Elaine Viets My Dead-End Job mysteries are funny and traditional. My Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper mysteries are sweetly cozy. I loved writing both those series. But sometimes, a writer wants more than sweetness and light. I wanted to go back to the back to the dark side, where I started. My new series featuring… Read More
Elaine Viets actually works the same dead-end jobs as her
character, Helen Hawthorne. She has been a dress shop
clerk, bookseller and a telemarketer who called you at
dinner time. You probably hung up on her.
MURDER BETWEEN THE COVERS is the second book in the Dead-
End Job series. She and Helen have a real future working
jobs that go nowhere. Elaine has just signed a contract for
three more books.
She lives in South Florida with her husband, Don Crinklaw.
They collect parking tickets.
By Elaine Viets I’m not a fan of house museum tours. I don’t like paying twenty bucks to look at rich people’s old furniture. There’s only one exception: Fort Lauderdale’s Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. My fifteenth Dead-End Job mystery, The Art of Murder, opens at Bonnet House, where I worked as a volunteer greeter…. Read More
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MAKING YOUR STORY BELIEVABLE
by Kat Martin One of the best ways to make your story believable is to use real places to locate the action and the real names of restaurants and streets. Actually going there, of course, is the best way to make that happen. Or using places you went to at some other time in your… Read More