Elaine Viets: A mystery for every mood


Saturday, April 28, 11:00 a.m.

Panel, "Double Timing: Authors with Multiple Series"

Malice Domestic Mystery Conference, Bethesda, Maryland  

I'm looking forward to a panel for authors with multiple series at the Malice Domestic Mystery conference. This panel features fan favorites E. J. Copperman aka Jeff Cohen, JR Ripley, Lea Wait, and JB Stanley/Ellery Adams. We'll talk about how we handle multiple series and a host of characters. Kelley Letourneau is our moderator.

The Saturday panel is from 11 to 11:50 a.m. at the Bethesda North Marriot Hotel, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda. More information at


Sunday, May 13, 4 p.m.

Mother's Day High Tea with Elaine Viets 
Mary Ann's Tea Room, 
St. Louis, Missouri

Mary Ann's Tea Room

Give Mom Ice Blonde, an entertaining talk by me, and a sumptuous High Tea at Mary Ann's Tea Room, 4732 McPherson Ave., in St. Louis's Central West End.

Left Bank Books is sponsoring the talk and tea. I'll discuss Ice Blonde, my new Angela Richman novella and sign copies. Ice Blonde will not be released until June 6, but you and Mom will receive an advance copy at the tea.

Your $45 ticket includes:
– An exclusive presentation and book signing by me
– A copy of the new Angela Richman novella, Ice Blonde
– Full service High Tea, with tea, scones with jam, sandwiches, and dessert

Treat your Mom and treat yourself. Bring your family and friends for an enjoyable holiday event. 

Order your tickets here:


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Zonta Club of Jefferson City  Yellow Rose Luncheon

Jefferson City, Missouri

Meet me in Jefferson City, Mo.

I'm honored to be the Celebration Award Winner and speaker at the Tuesday, May 15 Yellow Rose Luncheon given by the Zonta Club of Jefferson City, in my home state of Missouri, Tuesday, May 15. This luncheon honors women of achievement from the Jefferson City area.

Proceeds fund the Second Chance Scholarship, which helps women who are not the typical age for college further their education. The luncheon is at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 415 W. McCarty Street, Jefferson City.

Tickets are $35. After the lunch, I'll sign books.


Friday, May 18, 7 p.m.

Deal with the Devil and 13 Short Stories Signing

Murder on the Beach Bookstore, Delray Beach, Florida

Join me at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, where I'm signing Deal with the Devil at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach 33444.

Deal with the Devil and 13 Short Stories starts on a hot day in Fort Lauderdale, where a woman meets a devil in a bank line. Two other short stories feature the Dead-End Jobs' Helen Hawthorne. Helen's "Sex and Bingo" is about high stakes gambling on the high seas. Fans of St. Louis reporter Francesca Vierling will enjoy "His Funkalicious Majesty," set in the 1970s. A cheating bridegroom gets what's coming to him in the award-winning "Wedding Knife."  There's more, from restless 1950s wives dead set on working ("The Seven") to a man who gets a luscious blonde as a birthday gift – from his wife ("Red Meat"). While we're talking award-winning, my collection's cover is by Gail Cross, who does Stephen King's covers.

Can't make the signing? Order your signed copies by calling the bookstore at 561-279-7790.