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Pumped For Murder: A Dead-End Job Mystery

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

    Great New Mystery From Elaine Viets!!

    I very luckily won an advanced reading copy of Elaine Viets latest book in the Dead End Job mystery series, Pumped for Murder, on her website. I have read this entire cozy mystery series by Elaine Viets and have been enjoying it immensely. She has developed a great group of supporting characters for Helen Hawthorne to interact with. Newly married Helen and her husband Phil live in the Coronado Tropic Apartments in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Elaine makes living at the Coronado sound like so much fun that I want to live there too!

    In this first outing of the newly formed detective agency, Coronado Investigations, that Phil and Helen have formed they are investigating two cases. The first is investigating a possible philandering husband for client Shelby. In order to investigate Shelby's husband, Helen takes a job at the gym Shelby's husband Brian frequents, Fantastic Fitness. As a low paid receptionist at the gym, Helen is still taking on a dead end job but for a better reason this time out. And she may even get into shape at the same time!

    The second case is a 25 year old case that has long been considered a suicide. Phil and Helen's client Gus Behr believes that his brother may have actually been murdered and has them investigate...but will their client like what they find out.

    I highly recommend this latest outing for our Dead End Job detective, Helen Hawthorne. I love being back with these great group of characters in South Florida! Another winner from Elaine Viets!

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  • Posted June 6, 2013

    Great read!! Love this series! It's hard to put down after you s

    Great read!! Love this series! It's hard to put down after you start!

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  • Posted May 28, 2012

    highly recommended for light reading

    I did not think that I would find much interest in this book since I bought it on a whim; it set on the bookshelf for a month after purchase before I picked it up to read but after reading it, I was glad that I had taken a chance on it. It was funny and a quick read; ideal for a great escape afternoon. I will definitely buy others written by this author. I found the characters not only believable but likeable as well. I imagine that this book would appeal to others like myself who enjoys a well written mystery without graphic gore. It is what I call a "pick me up, relax with a laugh and feeling good" book.


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