Elaine Viets





Elaine Viets

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in St. Louis, The United States
January 01, 1950

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As a young girl, Elaine Viets was taught the virtues of South St. Louis: the importance of hard work, housecleaning, and paying cash. She managed to forget almost everything she learned, which is why she turned to mystery writing.

Living in South Florida has not improved her character. But it has given her the bestselling Dead-End Job series. Like her amateur detective, Helen Hawthorne, Elaine actually works those rotten jobs. Perhaps her early training has given her a lifelong fascination with jobs. She and Helen both know working for a living can be murder.

To research her novels, Elaine has been everything from a salesclerk to a survey taker. Her first book in the series is SHOP TILL YOU DROP, a novel of sex, murder and plastic surgery. It...more


Average rating: 3.73 · 26,557 ratings · 1,764 reviews · 45 distinct works · Similar authors
Shop Till You Drop (Dead-En...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 2,118 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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Murder Between the Covers (...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,037 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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Dying in Style (Josie Marcu...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 1,027 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Dying to Call You (Dead-End...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 962 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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Just Murdered (Dead-End Job...
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Murder Unleashed (Dead-End ...
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Murder with Reservations (D...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 818 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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Clubbed to Death (Dead-End ...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 794 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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Killer Cuts (Dead-End Job M...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 702 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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High Heels are Murder (Josi...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 647 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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More books by Elaine Viets…
Shop Till You Drop Murder Between the Covers Dying to Call You Just Murdered Murder Unleashed Murder with Reservations Clubbed to Death
A Dead-End Job Mystery (13 books)
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3.770549970431697 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 10,146 ratings

Dying in Style High Heels are Murder Accessory to Murder Murder with All the Trimmings The Fashion Hound Murders An Uplifting Murder Death on a Platter
Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper (9 books)
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“Angela has a boyfriend. Actually, he’s a friend with benefits.”
“What’s that?” Grandma said.
“It means she likes him, and she sleeps with him sometimes when she feels like it.”
“In my day, we called that a husband,” Grandma said.”
Elaine Viets, Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side

“May you live forever, and may I never die.”
Elaine Viets, Pumped for Murder
tags: die, live, toast

“Jack Hogenbaum, a.k.a. "Leo D. Nardo, Your Titanic Lover," was the star of Ladies' Nights at the club. He'd been packing them in since the movie. He looked like Leonardo DiCaprio. Well, sort of. At least his brown hair hung down over his forehead on the left side, he had soulful eyes, and when he danced, he could do stuff with a life preserver you never dreamed.”
Elaine Viets, Doc in the Box

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