Elaine Viets writes two national bestselling mystery series. Her Dead-End Job series is a satiric look at a serious subject – the minimum-wage world. Her character, Helen Hawthorne, works a different low-paying job each book, from telemarketer to hotel maid. Publishers Weekly called her hardcover debut “wry social commentary.” The critically acclaimed Board Stiff is the twelfth Dead-End Job novel.
Elaine’s second series features St. Louis mystery shopper Josie Marcus. Murder Is a Piece of Cake is her eighth adventure. The debut, Dying in Style, tied with Stephen King on the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association bestseller list. Elaine won the Agatha, Anthony and Lefty Awards.
Elaine will be returning to Lake County on Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 to the 2014 BookFest. Delicious Reads will feature her latest novel, Board Stiff .
Will the Real Paddleboard Killer Please Stand Up? 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….
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.
Save the dates: Lake BookFest, Delicious Reads, March 10-15, 2014.