Half-Price Homicide: A Dead-End Job Mystery

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The national bestselling author presents a high society murder mystery...

At Snapdragon, a high-end designer consignment shop, Helen is at the beck and call of snobby- yet frugal-customers. That alone is a deadly combination, especially with Chrissy, a drool-worthy fashionista who walks in with a purse to sell, and ends up screaming at her husband and another customer.

Helen is used to dealing with snobby women, controlling husbands, and fashionable politicians. But she's about to have to handle a brand new type of unsatisfied customer-a murderer. Chrissy is found dead in Snapdragon's dressing room, with the hand-painted scarf Helen was just holding tied around her neck. And Helen goes from being low on society's totem pole to high on the police's suspect list.

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At Snapdragon, a posh consignment shop, Helen is at the beck and call of snobbish, yet frugal, customers, and the sellers of the drool-worthy fashions can be even more high maintenance -- especially Chrissy, who walks in with a purse to sell and ends up screaming at her husband and another customer.

Helen is used to dealing with difficult clients, controlling husbands, and fashionable politicians, but she's about to handle a brand new type of unsatisfied customer when Chrissy is found dead in Snapdragon's dressing room with a hand-painted scarf that Helen had just been holding tied around her neck. Helen has now gone from the low end of society's totem pole to the high end of the police suspect list.

About the Author:

Elaine Viets has actually worked those dead-end jobs in her mystery novels,just like her character, Helen Hawthorne. Over the years, Elaine has been a dress store clerk, phone book proofreader, babysitter, telemarketer, bookseller, and weed puller at fifty cents a bucket.  She is also the author of the Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series and numerous short stories. Elaine has won an Anthony Award and an Agatha Award. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her husband, author and actor Don Crinklaw.  Please visit her blog: The Lipstick Chronicles.

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