Clubbed to Death
A Dead-End Job Mystery
by Elaine Viets
May 6, 2008
Available in: Hardcover
The national bestselling author who turns "minimum wage into maximum hilarity" (Nancy Martin, author of Murder Melts in Your Mouth) reveals the lifestyles of the rich and murdered...
Helen Hawthorne's latest dead-end job is in a country club's complaint department, dealing with the gripes of the rich and spoiled. Then Rob, her deadbeat ex-husband, sails back into her life aboard the yacht of his new lady, Marcellaknown as the Black Widow for her string of dead spouses. The next day Rob's reported missing. If the Black Widow has such a murderous reputation, then why is Helen led from the club in handcuffs?
When Marcella helps Helen get released, the two form an uneasy alliance to find out what really happened. Helen's barely begun digging when a club patron is discovered beaten to death with a golf club his membership permanently expired. Someone got more than a little teed off and it's up to Helen to get to the truthwithout getting clubbed herself...
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.