Clubbed to Death - Dead-End Job, Bk 7 Author:Elaine Viets 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 e... more »x-husband, sails back into her life aboard the yacht of his new lady, Marcella -- also 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 -- his membership permanently expired. Someone got more than a little teed off and it's up to Helen to get to the truth without getting clubbed herself...« less
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.