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, Marcellaâ"known 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 â"his membership permanently expired. Someone got more than a little teed off and it's up to Helen to get to the truthâ"without getting clubbed herself...
I want to know how Elaine Viets gets all the details on the variety of under-the-table paying jobs poor Helen gets in her quest to remain "out of the system" to avoid her ex-husband and the retribution of the Missouri legal system. This time Helen is working in customer service - more like customers torturing the employees - in an exclusive Florida country club where the old inherited-it-rich rub shoulders with the newly rich Mafia types. As usual Helen's quirky landlady and neighbors are there to lend their support when Helen becomes a suspect in a murder. Her ex-husband has married the notorious "Black Widow," but Helen was the last person seen with him before his bloody shirt and a pool of his blood is found in the club's employee parking lot so she becomes the prime suspect in his supposed murder. Fortunately, Helen's new love is around to help her prove her innocence. As usual, a funny, clever, and read-it-in-one night book.
Finally Helen has found a job that pays well. She was able to get her car fixed and purchase some new clothing. Working at a Resort club that caters to the spoiled is not Helen's ideal job. It goes from bad to worse when he Ex shows up. Helen then stumbles upon another murder, fingers start to point her way.
It was OK, not as good as some of her earlier books.
A Dead-End Job Mystery
1. Shop Till You Drop (2003)
2. Murder Between the Covers (2003)
3. Dying to Call You (2004)
4. Just Murdered (2005)
5. Murder Unleashed (2006)
6. Murder with Reservations (2007)
7. Clubbed to Death (2008)
8. Killer Cuts (2009)
9. Half-Price Homicide (2010)
10. Pumped for Murder (2011)
11. Final Sail (2012)
12. Board Stiff (2013)
13. Catnapped! (2014)
14. Checked Out (2015)
15. The Art of Murder (2016)