A Dead-End Job Mystery #9
by Elaine Viets
April 27, 2010
Available in: Hardcover
The national bestselling author presents a high society murder mystery...
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 up screaming at her husband and another customer.
Helen is used to dealing with snobby women, controlling husbands, and fashionable politicians. But she’s about to have to handle a brand new type of unsatisfied customer—a murderer. Chrissy is found dead in Snapdragon’s dressing room, with the hand-painted scarf Helen was just holding tied around her neck. And Helen goes from being low on society’s totem pole to high on the police’s suspect list.
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.