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As a young girl, Elaine Viets was taught the virtues of South St. Louis: the importance of hard work, housecleaning, and paying cash. She managed to forget almost everything she learned, which is why she turned to mystery writing.

Elaine is president of the Florida chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, and was a judge for the MWA's coveted Edgar Award for Best Novel 2000. The St. Louis native now lives in Hollywood, Florida, with her husband, Don Crinklaw, where they collect speeding tickets.
 

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
Series
Francesca Vierling
   1. Backstab (1997)
   2. Rubout (1998)
   3. The Pink Flamingo Murders (1999)
   4. Doc in a Box (2000)
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Dead-End Job
   1. Shop Till You Drop (2003)
   2. Murder Between the Covers (2003)
   3. Dying to Call You (2004)
   4. Just Murdered (2005)
   5. Murder Unleashed (2006)
   6. Murder with Reservations (2007)
   7. Clubbed to Death (2008)
   8. Killer Cuts (2009)
   9. Half-Price Homicide (2010)
   10. Pumped for Murder (2011)
   11. Final Sail (2012)
   12. Board Stiff (2013)
   Killer Blonde (2014)
   13. Catnapped! (2014)
   14. Checked Out (2015)
   15. The Art of Murder (2016)
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Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper
   1. Dying In Style (2005)
   2. High Heels Are Murder (2006)
   3. An Accessory to Murder (2007)
   4. Murder with All the Trimmings (2008)
   5. The Fashion Hound Murders (2009)
   6. An Uplifting Murder (2010)
   7. Death on a Platter (2011)
   8. Murder is a Piece of Cake (2012)
   9. Fixing to Die (2013)
   10. A Dog Gone Murder (2014)
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Angela Richman, Death Investigator
   1. Brain Storm (2016)
   2. Fire and Ashes (2017)
   Ice Blonde (2018)
   3. A Star is Dead (2020)
   4. Death Grip (2020)
   5. Life Without Parole (2021)
   6. Late for His Own Funeral (2022)
   7. The Dead Of Night (2023)
   8. A Scarlet Death (2024)
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Collections
   Urban Affairs (1988)
   Deal With the Devil (2018)
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Series contributed to
Happy Homicides
   3. Crimes of the Heart (2021) (with others)
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Elaine Viets recommends
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Wilde Women (2016)
(Winnie Wilde, book 2)
Meg Chambers (Sue Ann Jaffarian)
"...a smart, savvy romance with a modern twist. Here's to more Wild-ness."
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Plantation Shudders (2015)
(Cajun Country Mysteries, book 1)
Ellen Byron
"Plantation Shudders is a delight -- a fast, fun read. Ellen Byron is a new cozy voice with a charming Southern accent. You'll love this novel and its colorful Louisiana characters."
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Revenge on Route 66 (2013)
(Tracy Eaton, book 4)
Kris Neri
"I loved this triop down Route 66. Kris Neri keeps the action rolling with a tight plot, a cast of loveable loonies, and a nostalgic tour of Americana."

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Anthologies containing stories by Elaine Viets
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The Great Filling Station Holdup (2021)
Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Jimmy Buffett
edited by
Josh Pachter
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The Beat of Black Wings (2020)
Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell
edited by
Josh Pachter
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Charlaine Harris Presents Malice Domestic 12 (2017)
Mystery Most Historical
(Malice Domestic, book 12)
edited by
Charlaine Harris, Rita Owen, Verena Rose and Shawn Reilly Simmons

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