Search Results: "Elaine Viets"


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BRAIN STORM  by Elaine Viets
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Viets' new series launch carries more heft than her earlier cozies (Catnapped!, 2014, etc.). Her complicated heroine deserves a return outing."
A death investigator battles to clear the neurosurgeon who saved her life. Read full book review >

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BOARD STIFF by Elaine Viets
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2013

"Viets' 12th proves that moving Helen from dead-end jobs into full-time employment does nothing to stifle her quirky good humor."
Florida private eye Helen Hawthorne (Final Sail, 2012, etc.) helps a small businessman fight city hall. Read full book review >

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MURDER WITH RESERVATIONS by Elaine Viets
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"Brave Viets (Murder Unleashed, 2006, etc.) preps by actually working the jobs she describes in loving and hilarious detail, giving her offbeat series a healthy balance between the banal and the bizarre."
The murder of a coworker threatens to expose a hotel maid hiding from her greedy ex. Read full book review >

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PUMPED FOR MURDER by Elaine Viets
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2011

"Coronado's off to a respectable start with a variety of offbeat cases that should bring Helen a decent payday at last."
A husband-and-wife detective team takes on its inaugural cases. Read full book review >

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MURDER UNLEASHED by Elaine Viets
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 2006

"Helen's next dead-end job could be the one that pulls this all together."
A hardcover debut for Viets's Dead-End Job series, in which Helen Hawthorne, on the lam after going after her cheating husband with a crowbar and refusing to pay him court-ordered alimony, has to take a series of cash-only jobs to fly below institutional radar. Read full book review >

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FINAL SAIL by Elaine Viets
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"Doubling the mysteries doesn't really double the fun in Viets' convoluted eleventh."
A husband and wife detective duo teams up to split the work. Read full book review >

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HALF-PRICE HOMICIDE by Elaine Viets
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 2010

"Helen's ninth is oddly shaped, with a unnecessary twist that defies logic."
Still another murder can't be good news for a consignment-shop clerk who's trying to keep a low profile since fleeing an unjust divorce settlement. Read full book review >

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INTERRACIAL DATING AND MARRIAGE by Elaine Landau
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 13, 1993

"Straightforward b&w photo portraits of the narrators; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 14+)"
Landau launches into her latest subject with a brief historical overview of African-American/white and Asian/white unions over the past 200 years, emphasizing the Japanese experience in the US. Read full book review >

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DYSLEXIA by Elaine Landau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"For further reading'' (it's true that little is available, but this four-book list exaggerates the lack); index. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A ``First Book'' survey of a common learning disability, including a general description of its possible effects, both functional and emotional; anecdotal glimpses of kids struggling along undiagnosed, misunderstood by teachers and peers; and the outlook for success with specialized help. Read full book review >