Elaine Viets has actually worked those dead-end jobs in her mystery novels, just like her character, Helen Hawthorne. Over the years, Elaine has been a dress store clerk, phone book proofreader, babysitter, telemarketer, bookseller, and weed puller at fifty cents a bucket. She is also the author of the Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series and numerous short stories. Elaine has won an Anthony Award and an Agatha Award. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her husband, author and actor Don Crinklaw. Please visit her blog: The Lipstick Chronicles.
"Murder Between the Covers" by Elaine Viets.
Dead-End job mystery series. Main character: Helen. This is the 2nd book of the series. Read more
I just love these dead-end job mysteries by Elaine Viets. They are light and funny, so much fun to read from page one to the end.Published 3 months ago by Running Bear
I'm so hooked on this Dead-end Job Mystery series that I'm ready to get in my car and drive to the Coronado in Fort Lauderdale and rent Apartment 2C, if it's vacant, that is. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Carolyn Goodart
I discovered the Dead End Job series through a recommendation by Margaret Maron, author of the Judge Deborah Knott series. Read morePublished 21 months ago by TheSWalks
This is about the 4th book I've read in this series and this series is for me. I enjoy the sense of humor the author delivers through Helen Hawthorne and her zany landlady,... Read morePublished on October 18, 2011 by Ellen Rappaport
I find the people who have reviewed Elaine Viets' Murder Between the Covers negatively because they don't understand the humor, puzzling. Read morePublished on July 13, 2011 by Diane Plumley
Helen Hawthorne has been running from her ex-husband and the law so she is working for cash at the local bookstore. Read morePublished on February 9, 2011 by HollisBookShelf