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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I'm so hooked on this Dead-end Job Mystery series that I'm ready to get in my car and drive to the Coronado in Fort Lauderdale and rent Apartment 2C, if it's vacant, that is. Then I could hang out by the pool with Helen, Peggy, and, best of all, Margery. I'll pack my purple outfits! I love the exotic setting for these stories, but the author's keen observations of human foibles is startling, and forces one to face reality. She is so honest. Sometimes I have to laugh! And, somehow I always learn something about life. Even though the stories seem light-hearted, there's always something serious to think about. Elaine Viets nails these dead-end jobs, probably from hard experience. And it's wonderful to find her working in a bookstore in this story. Her co-workers are such characters, as in any bookstore I've been in, and she knows about people and their books! How does one find a certain book with only its color to go on anyway?! It's delightful to follow Helen's conversion to...
Helen Hawthorne is on the lam, from the law and her ex-husband. To avoid detection, she only takes jobs where she can get paid under the table in cash. She's been on her new job at the Ft. Lauderdale Page Turners Book Store for several months now, and although she had always thought working in a book store would be a wonderful job, she's been disappointed. Not only with the customers, but her pig of a boss Page Turner III. Then disaster strikes her apartment complex. The Coronado Tropic Apartments are infested with termites and Helen and her neighbors are forced to move out for the weekend while the complex is tented and bombed. The weekend at the beach, spent partly with her new boyfriend, Dr. Rich ends badly when after returning to the Coronado, Page Turner III is found with a huge knife in his back, on the bed in one of the apartments. How did Page Turner die, and how did he end up in an apartment that was locked down and tented for termite...
I have been looking for another cozy series and I think I found one with Elaine Viets. I enjoyed the book and a big part of my liking a series are the characters. I love the characters. The author is very good with job details so the reader really understands what the job is like.
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