Wednesday 5 February 2020

Final Sail (A Dead-End Job Mystery #11) by Elaine Viets

Final Sail (A Dead-End Job Mystery Book 11)
From Anthony and Agatha Award-winning author Elaine Viets—the thrilling mystery series about one woman trying to make a living... while other people are making a killing.

As one half of Coronado Investigations in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Helen Hawthorne is working full time alongside her handsome hubby Phil. And after the surprising number of murders Helen helped solve while earning low pay on off the books jobs, anything else should be smooth sailing, right?

Unfortunately, Helen’s unique work history also makes her a natural for undercover work—and in this case that means she’s going right back to scrubbing and cleaning while acting as a “yacht stewardess” to catch some smugglers. And even more annoying is the fact that Phil must stay on shore to figure out if a wealthy man has fallen victim to his gold-digging trophy wife.

But after a member of the yacht crew disappears, Helen’s case quickly goes from simple smuggling to maritime murder. And if she doesn’t find out who pitched the man overboard, she might end up lost at sea herself…

Praise for the Dead-End Job Mysteries by Anthony and Agatha Award-winning author Elaine Viets

“A stubborn and intelligent heroine, a wonderful South Florida setting, and a cast of more-or-less lethal bimbos...I loved this book.”—Charlaine Harris
“Brave Viets preps by actually working the jobs she describes in loving and hilarious detail, giving her offbeat series a healthy balance between the banal and the bizarre.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Laugh-out-loud comedy with enough twists and turns to make it to the top of the mystery bestseller charts.” —Florida Today
“Fans of Janet Evanovich and Parnell Hall will appreciate Viets’s humor.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“Wit, murder, and sunshine . . . it must be Florida. I love this new series.”—Nancy Pickard
“A heroine with a sense of humor and a gift for snappy dialogue.”—Jane Heller   (Summary via Goodreads)

I love getting lost in the Dead-End Job Mystery series by Elaine Viets.... and with every book in the series, the reader gets to go on some great adventures with main character Helen Hawthorne.  And in Final Sail, the eleventh book in this series we are going on a cruise !!!

Helen and Phil got married and are partners in their private investigation business, Coronado Investigations, and in Final Sail they have two cases and Helen has to go undercover on a private yacht !!  But that's not all....she also gets ordained online as a minister for the other case that Phil and her are working on.

Final Sail will have the reader turning the pages almost faster than they can read the is so fun reading this series to see what trouble Helen is going to get into and even funner reading how she gets out of it.   I love that she is finally getting her past in order and moving forward with Phil even with her ex-husband Rob "in the shadows" and love that Helen and Phil are working together and living at the Coronado Tropics Apartments and continue to hang out with the crew there.  Viets knows how to keep the reader's interest whether they are picking up the first book in this series or like me, the eleventh !!!

Review by Missi M.

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