Final Sail

Final Sail

by Elaine Viets

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ISBN-13: 9781625673282
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: A Dead-End Job Mystery , #11
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 212,092
File size: 543 KB

About the Author

Elaine Viets has written 32 mysteries in four series: the bestselling Dead-End Job series with South Florida PI Helen Hawthorne, the cozy Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper mysteries, and the dark Francesca Vierling mysteries. With the Angela Richman Death Investigator series, Elaine returns to her hardboiled roots and uses her experience as a stroke survivor and her studies at the Medicolegal Death Investigators Training Course. Elaine was a director at large for the Mystery Writers of America. She's a frequent contributor to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and anthologies edited by Charlaine Harris and Lawrence Block. Elaine won the Anthony, Agatha and Lefty Awards.

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Final Sail: A Dead-End Job Mystery 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
MillieS More than 1 year ago
Elaine Viets keeps getting better & better. Final Sail was a Mystery filled with her usual humorous antedotes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From now on Silver, any abandoned places we visit, you will sleep at the sixth res. If there isn't a sixth res, then you'll talk to me there.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm still enjoying these books, I get a little irritated about the "secret" but hopefully in the next book it will be resolved!
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
Helen Hawthorne, the protagonist of the endearing Dead-End Job Mystery Series, now finds herself spending her time solving cases with her husband, with whom she has opened a private detective agency. As the book opens they take on two investigations, and the novel is about equally divided between them. The first case involves the impending death of an elderly man, presently hospitalized but with apparently no hope of surviving, whose daughter is convinced that his second wife, much younger than he, poisoned him, the $10,000,000 she stands to gain being a pretty good motive. At the same time, they are hired by the captain of a luxury yacht who believes there is a jewel smuggler aboard, and they agree that Helen will work undercover as a stewardess to uncover his or her identity. But first she is trapped in a sad domestic drama. The elderly man very soon succumbs, and Helen, who has become ordained in an on-line ministry for the occasion, meets the young widow and gains her confidence, while her husband, Phil Sagemont, applies for a job as the woman’s estate manager [the residence being comprised of eight bedrooms, twelve baths, two dining rooms, a six-car garage and pool house in addition to various halls, sitting rooms and living rooms.] Of course the cops find no evidence of poison, and don’t believe the daughter’s accusations of homicide or of the woman carrying on an affair with another man. Both cases provide windows into the lives of the obscenely wealthy, as the yacht where Helen undertakes her second investigation caters to three couples [and the cute little white poodle owned by one] used to living in luxurious surroundings, served wonderful food and waited on hand and foot, as they say, while sailing in the Caribbean. [And who among us can blame them?] But one of them, or a member of the crew, is smuggling emeralds, and Helen’s job is to find out which one. Helen, now forty-one, is herself a recent bride, thoughts of her first wildly unhappy marriage mostly behind her. She wants to feel like she is contributing equally to the professional side of the marriage, and between them she and Phil resolve both cases very handily. The novel is a charming read, perfect for an end-of-the-summer relaxing day or two at the beach [or anywhere else, for that matter].
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jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Final Sail by Elaine Viets Violet is hiring a husband/wife dectective team, Phil and Helen so they can make sure her new step mother won't kill her father. She plans for Helan to be ordained a minister so she can visit him in ICU. He's in a coma and has a massive heart attack. Phil questions the housekeeper to get an idea of what he'll be up against when he applies for the job of estate manager-in charge of all the people that do the manual work. Helen also now has a job on a luxury yacht as a stewardess. Violet's dad had married the one on the yacht previously and the captain found a tackle box of emeralds but doens't know who they belonged to. Hopes that by having Helen aboard she can hear things with the crew to figure the mystery out. Wow the luxury on the yacht, having bathroom towels changed along with soaps after every use, the $40 bars. Loved hearing of the luxuries and the very detailed descriptions of the mansion and yacht, rooms, clothes, landscaping, etc Love this book and hope there is another in line, just wish it had recipes. The food sounds SO good.
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LadyZin More than 1 year ago
Everything Elaine Viets writes is an enjoyable, light hearted read. I love the characters, keep up the good work.
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DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
Phil and Helen are back and in their latest projects as private detectives, Phil dons multiple disguises when their client insists that her father is slowly being killed by his new wife and Helen’s dead-end job skills comes in handy on a smuggling case. This action-filled and fast-paced drama was a great read that I could not put down. The witty dialogue and humorous escapades the guys have when they are pursuing their suspects is such a fun ride that I don’t want to see end. The author did a great job in describing each scene as I imagined myself tagging along with them. This engaging mystery boasts a lovable cast and a comfortable tone and I look forward to the next exciting adventures in this pleasingly enjoyable series.
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Dollycas More than 1 year ago
aCoronado Investigations is in demand. Helen and Phil are married and working together just not necessarily on the same case at the same time. Phil is trying to catch a young gold digger who may have killed her elderly spouse for his money. He will be using a variety of disguises to reel her in. Helen starts out helping Phil but now she has her own case. She is hitting the high seas as a stewardess on an luxury yacht to try to catch a jewel smuggler. Sounds like a dream job right, but she has to be extra careful or she may end up swimming with the fishes. Dollycas's Thoughts I absolutely love this series. Cruising on a luxury yacht with Helen may just be the perfect escape if it wasn't for all the washing and ironing and cleaning toilets. What started out sounding fun was real work and then to track down a smuggler in her spare time made for a wild boat ride. Phil with his hats and wigs posing as everything from Rastafarian to an air conditioning repairman to follow around the new Mrs. Zerling was a hoot and Helen got back from her voyage just in time to put herself back in the middle of the fun. Elaine Viets never disappoints, she delivers mysteries that are fast paced and always entertaining! Helen and Phil make a heck of a team. Each edition tops the last and there is always that little trickle keeping us tied to Helen's past which always leaves the reader wanting more. I can't wait for my next adventure with the gang from The Coronado Tropics Apartments!
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VictoriaAllman More than 1 year ago
Helen Hawthorne is at it again. In the latest installment of Elaine Viets' funny and well-crafted mystery series, Helen finds herself as both a preacher and a stewardess on a yacht--two very different roles for this P.I. to undertake--in an attempt to solve both a murder and stop an emerald-smuggler. Both cases intertwine to expose Helen to the rich and privileged behaving very badly. The often humorous characters are spot-on and will leave you laughing and cringing at the same time; all the while rooting for Helen to solve the case and escape from the wacky world of the wealthy. This is a fast-paced page-turner with the continuing story of Helen and her new life as a wife and old life as woman hiding out from the law expertly woven in. Eleven books into the series, Dead-End Jobs shows no signs of slowing down or getting stale. As yacht crew myself, I must say, Viets nailed the life of a crew member. I only hope I never have to work for such guests as Helen had onboard. From the endless hours without sleep to the never-ending cycles of laundry, Helen is thrown into the world of yachting where it is sink or swim. Final Sail was a thrill to read and left me wanting number twelve in the series to come out soon. Victoria Allman author of: SEAsoned: A Chef's Journey with Her Captain
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