Dying to Call You (Dead-End Job Series #3)

Dying to Call You (Dead-End Job Series #3)

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by Elaine Viets
     
 

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While making the best of her new telemarketing job, Helen Hawthorne thinks she hears a murder on the other end of the line-and must avoid a close call with a killer.

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While making the best of her new telemarketing job, Helen Hawthorne thinks she hears a murder on the other end of the line-and must avoid a close call with a killer.

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Readers of Murder Between the Covers and Shop Till You Drop know that Helen Hawthorne -- the feisty, resolute divorcee of Elaine Viet’s previous two Dead-End Job mysteries -- has been through a lot of changes. Faced with paying court-mandated alimony to her cheating stay-at-home spouse, she chose to flee the jurisdiction, abandoning her six-figure salary in favor of a series of cash-only jobs that keep her off company books…and off the radar of court officials and her ex-husband. On the lam in sunny, sizzling South Florida, Helen takes a job with a telemarketing firm, where she inadvertendly overhears a murder being committed on one of her cold calls. Soon Helen is running, not just from her unfair divorce settlement but for her very life! Sue Stone

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786271382
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Dead-End Job Series, #3
Pages:
462
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Dying to Call You (Dead-End Job Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Helen Hawthorne caught her unemployed husband having sex with their next door neighbor and in a rage she wrecked his SUV. The Judge ordered her to pay alimony because her spouse spent the last few years taking care of her and their home while she earned a six figure income. An irate Helen refuses to pay one cent so she leaves St. Louis relocating in Fort Lauderdale where she accepts dead- end jobs that pay under the table............................ Her current job is a telemarketer at Tank Titan System Cleaner where the callers who pick up curse, hang up, and general humiliate her because they think she is as a low life. During a phone survey with Hank Asparth, he places the instrument down without hanging up; thus she overhears him arguing with a woman until she realizes that he strangled her. Helen calls the police, but they find nothing suspicions. She can¿t let it go so she calls the victim¿s sister Savannah to only to learn her sibling has been missing for several days. Helen believes that Savannah¿s sister Laredo is dead and plans to learn the truth............................ DYING TO CALL YOU stars one of the liveliest audacious and entertaining heroines to grace an amateur sleuth tale. She chose to become a fugitive because she believes in justice and opts to expose herself for the same belief. From going topless to stealing from the mob, this protagonist will do whatever it takes to prove Hank killed Laredo The investigation is cleverly designed adding to the proof that Elaine Viets is a talented storyteller who keeps her readers engaged........................ Harriet Klausner
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I enjoyed this book...until the ending. To see what Helen stooped to was disappointing. Then the ending was a disaster. Totally unbelievable. I am not too sure if I will continue with this series. Elaine Viets seems to be trying too hard.
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Countrybeachbum More than 1 year ago
I have thouroughly enjoyed every book of Elaine's dead end job series!!
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