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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Book Review - Final Sail: A Dead-End Jobs Mystery by Elaine Viets

About The Book:

Husband and wife PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont each have their hands full, but only Helen has to carry drink trays—in her latest dead-end job/undercover assignment as a stewardess on a private yacht...

Lost at sea

To catch a jewel smuggler on a luxury yacht, Helen needs to pose as the ship’s new stewardess—but between serving drinks to the snobs, scrubbing floors, and cleaning up after seasick passengers, she’s starting to miss dry land almost as much as she misses Phil.

While Helen’s cruising to the Bahamas, Phil’s got his own job—trying to catch a sexy gold digger who may have killed her elderly new husband for his fortune. Good thing he’s a self-proclaimed master of disguise, playing it cool as everything from an air-conditioning repairman to a Rastafarian.
Helen’s a help to Phil in his case, but when she’s on her own on the high seas, Helen needs to watch her step as she searches out the smuggler—or she may end up going from undercover to overboard.

Book 11 in her "Dead End Jobs Mystery" series, Elaine Viets casts her beloved private-investigator husband and wife team of Helen and Phil out on the high seas in a fast-paced and lively mystery that has Helen finding her sea-legs and Phil doing his best handy-man impression in order to find an emerald smuggler!

I really enjoyed this humor-filled mystery from Viets.  She brings a great sense of personality to her characters and I really loved the setting of this story on the luxury yacht.  This would be a great book to take the beach this summer, so I'm giving it my first "Beach Read" seal of approval!

About the Author:

Elaine Viets, the author of four acclaimed mysteries for Dell and several works of nonfiction, is a board member of Mystery Writers of America and former president of the Florida chapter. She is also a board member of Sisters In Crime. A St. Louis native, Viets was a popular syndicated columnist for the St. Louis Post Dispatch and won several Emmys for her local "Viets Beat" TV show. She now lives with her husband of thirty-one years in Hollywood, Florida, where she collects speeding tickets and writes full time. She is also currently slaving away at Barnes & Noble for $6.75 an hour as research for her next Dead-End Job Mystery.

Check out her website at www.elaineviets.com for more information on her books and upcoming projects.

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Sharon from Ohio said...

I enjoyed this book also. I am glad that this is not the end of the series as the title would suggest. My only complaint is the whole Rob, Kathy, Helen blackmail storyline. I am hoping it gets resolved in the next book.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Thanks for dropping by, Sharon (great name!) I hope that side story is resolved too!