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Brain Storm: the story behind the story

Mystery writer Elaine Viets personally experienced the medical nightmare in Brain Storm. In 2007, after four days of severe headaches, Elaine suddenly had difficulty talking and standing. [...] Read more

The First Reviews of Brain Storm

5 stars. WOW! What an incredible story, which mirrors Elaine's own so closely. Viets tells this story so well that when Angela is having her migraines, I can almost feel them myself. When [...] Read more

Coming Soon

Look for "His Funkalicious Majesty," my short story in .44 Caliber Funk: Tales of Crime, Soul, and Payback, a new anthology edited by Gary Phillips & Robert Randisi. ".44 Caliber Funk," [...] Read more

The Art of Murder

The art world is a happening place—but a brush with death shouldn’t be in the picture. Unfortunately that’s just what happens to Helen Hawthorne and her friend Margery. While touring [...] Read more

Brain Storm

The ultrawealthy families of Chouteau Forest may look down on a woman like death investigator Angela Richman, but they also rely on her. When a horrific car crash kills a Forest teenager, [...] Read more