Murder Between the Covers (Dead-End Job Series #2)

Murder Between the Covers (Dead-End Job Series #2)

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by Elaine Viets
     
 

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Helen has a new job "off the books" at Page Turners bookstore in Fort Lauderdale...until the owner is murdered. But since the arrogant Page Turner III had so many enemies, Helen will have to read between the lines to uncover the truth about a clever killer.  See more details below

Overview

Helen has a new job "off the books" at Page Turners bookstore in Fort Lauderdale...until the owner is murdered. But since the arrogant Page Turner III had so many enemies, Helen will have to read between the lines to uncover the truth about a clever killer.

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"The second in the new series, Murder Between The Covers offers both a light mystery while delving into how society often views those who make minimum wage as invisible and powerless."
Oline Cogdill of the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101098349
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/02/2003
Series:
Dead-End Job Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
164,244
File size:
422 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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"The second in the new series, Murder Between The Covers offers both a light mystery while delving into how society often views those who make minimum wage as invisible and powerless."
Oline Cogdill of the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

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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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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I loved how this book gave a unique view of bookstores and made hilarious situations that went on in the bookstore. Enjoyable and funny.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again Helen is working a dead-end job that allows her to be paid in cash under the table. She is hiding out from the law and her ex-husband. This time she¿s working at Page Turners Bookstore. With her love of books, she thought this would be the perfect job. Wrong. Not only is the caliber of customers low, but her boss, Page Turner III, is the pits. Plus the stores appear to be on a downward spiral. Her apartment complex, The Coronado Tropic Apartments, become infested with termites. The residents are all forced to move out for the weekend while the complex is tented and bombed. Her landlady treats Helen to an enjoyable weekend at the beach. Her new boyfriend, Dr. Rich, comes to spend it with her. But, when they return to the Coronado, they find Page Turner III dead with a knife in his back, on a bed in one of the apartments. How could this happen? Did anyone at the Coronado even know him? Plus, the apartments had been locked down and tented. Suspects are not is short supply. Helen¿s friend Peggy is arrested. Apparently she had been engaged to Page some time before and had threatened him. Helen investigates to help get Peggy released. She feels Peggy knows something but won¿t tell her. Could it have been his wife, one of the female authors he took advantage of, or one of Helen¿s co-workers? I really enjoy this series. Helen is a lot of fun, and the characters she works and lives with always add to the story. Fort Lauderdale is a terrific setting, too. There are plenty of twists and turns before the killer is revealed so that it is not easy to figure out who the killer is. This series is a great cozy series. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a great follow up to Shop 'til You Drop. Helen continued to be be the same strong smartass that we all love. It had a great story. It had so many twists and turns and it gave an interesting peek at the lives of other charaters from the Coronado. I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a wonderfull reading exsperance. with a main character you really liked, as well as suporting characters, you had to come to love. Looking for a good fun read. This is it. hands down.