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Author Viets, Elaine, 1950-

Title Half-price homicide : a dead-end job mystery / Elaine Viets.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Obsidian, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Mystery  M Viets    ---  Available
Description viii, 261 p. ; 22 cm.
Series The dead-end job series
Viets, Elaine, 1950- Dead-end job mystery series.
Summary Tired of living life on the lam, Helen Hawthorne goes back to St. Louis to clear her name of alimony evasion so she can finally marry the man she loves. But she still has to pay the bills, even if it means working at a consignment shop where the designer duds are to die for--literally. Secondhand clothes. First-degree murder. At Snapdragon, the high-end designer consignment shop, Helen is at the beck and call of snobby--yet frugal--customers. That alone is a deadly combination, but the sellers of the drool-worthy fashions can be even more high maintenance. Especially Chrissy, who comes in with a purse to sell and ends up screaming it out with her own husband and another customer. If Helen didn't have a greedy ex-husband demanding more money and a mother in a Florida nursing home, she'd be hanging up her cash register. But when Chrissy is found dead in a dressing room with a hand-painted scarf around her neck, Helen goes from being low on society's totem pole to high on the police's suspect list.
Source NBK 4/10 PPL
Subject Hawthorne, Helen (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Fugitives from justice -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- Florida -- Fort Lauderdale -- Fiction.
Consignment sale shops -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- Fiction.
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Mystery fiction.
ISBN 9780451229892

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