Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Elaine Viets

Author Website | Reviews | Bibliography & Rights Information

Dead End Jobs | Biblio. & Rights Info
Shop Till You Drop
Murder Between the Covers
Dying to Call You
Just Murdered
Murder Unleashed
Murder With Reservations
Clubbed to Death
Killer Cuts
Half Price Homicide
Pumped for Murder
Final Sail
Board Stiff
Checked Out
The Art of Murder

Mystery Shopper | Biblio. & Rights Info
Dying in Style
High Heels are Murder
Accessory to Murder
Murder with All the Trimmings
The Fashion Hound Murders
An Uplifting Murder
Death on a Platter
Murder is a Piece of Cake
Fixing to Die
A Dog Gone Murder

Francesca Vierling | Biblio. & Rights Info
Pink Flamingo Murders
Doc in the Box

Angela Richman | Biblio. & Rights Info
Brain Storm
Fire and Ashes
A Star is Dead
Ice Blonde

Anthologies & Stand alone titles | Biblio. & Rights Info
Wedding Knife (short story)
High Stakes
How to Commit Monogamy
Killer Blonde
Red Meat
Deal With the Devil (short story collection)




“[Elaine Viets’] complicated heroine deserves a return outing.”


“Angela’s endearing, spirited, and resilient humanity resonates on the page. Viets takes an entertaining detour from her usual cozy territory…”

Publishers Weekly

“There is certainly much to like about this first in series crime novel. The characters are well-drawn, from Angela Richman and her experience recovering from her strokes, to her close friend, pathologist Katherine Kelly Stern, who assists Angela with her investigation. The murder mystery storyline is intricately crafted, and with Angela not quite sure what is real and what is a consequence of her hallucinations, the reader is kept in the dark, guessing as to whodunit and why. A strong start to this series.”

Mysterious Reviews


“Viets, best known for her lighter mysteries…aptly handles the darker aspects of this series…Viets includes the perfect amount of details about forensics and police and fire investigations to make FIRE AND ASHES credible without overwhelming the plot.”

The Roanoke Times

“I love this series and enjoyed the dramatic finale—the suspense was palpable.”

Mayhem and Magic

“[T]ightly woven with subplots that played off each other that helped enhance…this tale…This is an engagingly riveting read and I can’t wait to read the next book in this gripping series.”

Dru’s Book Musings

“Elaine Viets continues to grow as a writer, and this return to her more traditional mystery novels continues to surprise with its nuanced plotting and fearless topical explorations.”

King’s River Life Magazine


“As with all of the novels by Elaine Viets, this novella is sprinkled throughout with wry observations and sharp dialogue, all tied together by a plot that explores the hypocrisy of the very rich.”

King’s River Life Magazine


“This third in Viets’ Death Investigator series will satisfy both procedural and cozy fans who like a good puzzle.”

Booklist, Starred Review!

“Witty dialogue and well-defined characters, including plucky and intelligent Angela, lift this wry look at the trappings of celebrity. Fans and newcomers alike will be pleased.”

Publishers Weekly

[A STAR IS DEAD] is an intriguing mystery featuring a character in the little-known job of death investigator.”

Library Journal

“What this series does so well is blend together the best aspects of forensic procedurals and cozy mysteries…This continues to be a cleverly written mystery series that exposes the ugly underside of the wealthy elite and the pretenses money only superficially hides.”

Kings River Life

“Sharp dialogue and well-sculpted characters punctuate A STAR IS DEAD.”

Sun Sentinel



“Within each short story characters are fully developed, with wry twists that prove to be as satisfying as unexpected. This is a stunning collection of fourteen well-crafted tales, and it guarantees that new fans as well as loyal readers will be left wishing for even more selections by a talented author.”

King’s River Life Magazine


Career Awards

  • Winner of the 2015 Flamingo Award from the Mystery Writers of America (Florida Chapter)
  • 2016 Malice Domestic Convention Guest of Honor
  • A 2018 Zonta Woman of Achievement

Dead End Jobs
1. Shop Till You Drop
2. Murder Between the Covers
3. Dying to Call You
4. Just Murdered
5. Murdered Unleashed
6. Murdered With Reservations
7. Clubbed to Death
8. Killer Cuts
9. Half Price Homicide
10. Pumped for Murder
11. Final Sail
12. Board Stiff
13. Catnapped!
14. Checked Out
15. The Art of Murder

  • Book #1 –Nominated for the 2004 Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery published in 2003
  • Book #1 –Nominated for the 2004 Agatha Award for Best Novel
  • Book #2 –Nominated for the 2004 Barry Award for Best Paperback Original
  • Book #5 –Nominated for the 2007 Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery published in 2006
  • Book #6 –Winner of the 2008 Lefty Award for Funniest Mystery published in 2007
  • Book #6 –Nominated for the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel
  • Book #8 –Nominated for the 2010 David Award for Best Mystery published in 2009
  • Book #1o –A 2012 TV ME! Nationwide Pitch Contest Honorable Mention

Mystery Shopper
1. Dying in Style
2. High Heels are Murder
3. Accessory to Murder
4. Murder With All the Trimmings
5. The Fashion Hound Murders
6. An Uplifting Murder
7. Death on a Platter
8. Murder is a Piece of Cake
9. Fixing to Die
10. A Dog Gone Murder

  • Book #9 –Nominated for the 2014 Barry Award for Best Paperback Original
  • Book #1-3 –German rights sold to Digital Publishers

Francesca Vierling
1. Backstab
2. Rubout
3. Pink Flamingo Murders
4. Doc in a Box

Angela Richman
1. Brainstorm
2. Fire and Ashes
3. Ice Blonde
4. A Star is Dead

  • Book #1-3 –German rights sold to Digital Publishers

1. Wedding Knife
2. High Stakes
3. How to Commit Monogamy
4. Killer Blonde
5. Red Meat
6. Deal With the Devil

  • Book #1 –Won the 2004 Agatha Award for Best Short Story
  • Book #1 –Won the 2005 Anthony Award for Best Short Fiction
  • Book #1 –Nominated for the 2004 Agatha Award for Best Short Story (Sex and Bingo)
  • Book #4 –Nominated for the 2006 Anthony Award for Best Short Story
  • Book #5 –Nominated for the 2004 Macavity Award for Best Short Story
  • Book #5 –Nominated for the 2004 Agatha Award for Best Short Story
  • Book #5 –Nominated for the 2004 Anthony Award for Best Short Story
  • Book #6 — In its 3rd printing!