Elaine Viets

Elaine VietsWebsite: http://www.elaineviets.com/
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Current Residence: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Setting: Fort Lauderdale, FL & St. Louis, MO
Genre: Mystery

Elaine Viets (1950-) currently writes two humorous mystery series. The Dead-End Job mysteries are all set in the Fort Lauderdale area. Viets takes her research seriously; she has worked every job featured in her books. For instance, to do research for Murder Between the Covers, set in a bookstore, she spent six months working at her local Barnes & Noble.

The Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper series is set in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. The main character is a mystery shopper, and Viets knows about that second-hand; her mother was a mystery shopper. Viets also wrote the Francesca Vierling humorous mystery series set in St. Louis as well.

Viets started her writing career as a journalist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She wrote a human interest column about local issues for 25 years. She also hosted the local light-news television program, "Viets Beat", for which she won Emmy Awards in 1989 and 1990. After moving to Washington D.C. and leaving the Post-Dispatch, Viets wrote a syndicated column carried by United Feature Syndicate and later by United Media.

Viets suffered a stroke in April, 2007 but has recovered and is still writing.

Book List

Dead-End Job Series
Board Stiff (2013)
Pumped for Murder (2011)
Half-Price Homicide (2010)
Killer Cuts (2009)
Clubbed to Death (2008)
Murder with Reservations (2007)
Murder Unleashed (2007)
Just Murdered (2005)
Dying to Call You (2004)
Murder Between the Covers (2003)
Shop Till You Drop (2003)

Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper Series
Accessory to Murder (2007)
High Heels are Murder (2006)
Dying in Style (2005)

Francesca Vierling series
Doc in the box (2000)
The pink flamingo murders (1999)
Rubout (1998)
Backstab (1997)

See Elaine Viets books with a Florida setting.
See also It Takes Place in Florida: Mystery.

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