Pumped for Murder

Pumped for Murder

A Dead-end Job Mystery

Book - 2011
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Penguin Putnam
The latest Dead-End Job mystery from the national bestselling author of Half-Priced Homicide.

Helen Hawthorne and her new hubby Phil have opened their own P.I. agency and their very first client is Shelby, who thinks her husband is developing a killer body for another woman.

To keep track of the suspected cheater, Helen gets a dead-end job at Fantastic Fitness, where she has to pump iron to stay employed. Then the budding agency takes on a murder case, and Helen has to move her workouts to the early morning just to keep up. With so much weight on her aching shoulders, will Helen catch a killer-or just drop dead from exhaustion?

Baker & Taylor
Helen Hawthorne and her new husband, Phil, have just opened a private investigation business. Their first client asks them to watch her husband, who she believes is body building at a gym to impress another woman. This leads Helen to another dead-end job, working as a receptionist at Fantastic Fitness, which requires her to workout as well. Meanwhile, Coronado Investigations takes on a decades-old murder case, keeping Helen busy and exhausted.

& Taylor

After opening a new private investigation agency with her husband, Helen Hawthorne takes a job at a gym to track a cheating husband.
After opening a new private investigation agency with her husband, Helen Hawthorne takes a job at a gym to track a cheating husband in the tenth book in the national best-selling Dead-End Job mystery series. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Obsidian, c2011
ISBN: 9780451233202
Branch Call Number: Mystery Vie
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 22 cm


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Dec 03, 2016

I have just recently started reading Elaine Viets and at first I thought that her mysteries were a little too light for me....then I got into the characters. The main characters are leading a quite interesting life and the supporting characters are colorful. Overall I'd say I'm now hooked on the "Dead end Jobs" series. It's a light read but very entertaining.

nycupcake Jul 27, 2012

A light read. Good for those who like to relax while they read

Jan 21, 2012

I prefer this set of protagonists in this series.


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