Elaine Viets Mystery Writer

Dead of Night

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Dead of Night, the seventh Angela Richman mystery, is available for pre-order now and will be released April 4, 2023.. 

When Angela Richman finds two dead bodies in a cursed crypt on Halloween, she is drawn into a spine-tingling mystery. Has a Chouteau Forest legend turned deadly, or is a dangerous killer on the loose?

Everyone in Chouteau Forest knows the legend of the Cursed Crypt. It's claimed that the restless spirit of a professor nicknamed Mean Gene Cortini, buried in Chouteau Forest University's crypt, has been causing death and destruction in the Forest for almost two centuries.

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Angela Richman, Death Investigator Series

Angela Richman's job is a matter of life and death among the one percent in Chouteau Forest, Missouri. DEATH GRIP, the 6th Angela Richman book debut in the UK in December 2020 and the US in March 2021.


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Smart, sassy city newspaper columnist Francesca Vierling knows murder is her beat.

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Josie Marcus, mall moll, single mom and protector of Mrs. Minivan, finds more than she bargained for as a mystery shopper.

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Dead-End Job series

Helen Hawthorne came to South Florida on the run, working dead-end jobs for cash under the table. Now she’s a PI, working a different low-paying job undercover in each hilarious novel.

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Published on  April 8th, 2024