Elaine Viets Mystery Writer

Life Without Parole

Life without parole cover 

Life Without Parole, the sixth Angela Richman mystery, is out now. 

Thank you for your help and support this year. I’m excited to tell you about Life Without Parole, my new Angela Richman, Death Investigator mystery. It’s quite a tale.

Chouteau Forest, Mo., the home of the one-percent, is targeted by the Ghost Burglars, who’ve terrorized the town with 12 burglaries in two weeks. So far, they’ve only taken money, but then the burglars turn into killers. Tom Lockridge is brutally murdered  in his marble mansion. Angela Richman, death investigator for Chouteau County, is called to the scene to work with Detective Jace Budewitz. The detective becomes obsessed with proving that Cynthia Lockridge, the victim’s wife, killed her husband.

After all, Cynthia is young, beautiful, and extravagant, and she’s strayed with an ambitious lawyer. And what about Tom’s long-suffering daughter? His loose-lipped housekeeper? His devoted office manager? Angela discovers their secrets and lies. Now she has to find out whose secrets triggered Tom Lockridge’s murder.

YES, LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE IS AN EBOOK. Right now it’s $14.99 on Amazon Kindle https://tinyurl.com/ybcyaut7  The Nook version is $18.99 at Barnes and Noble.  https://tinyurl.com/ephs5urk Prices change, so please check before you buy





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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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Dead-End Job series

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Published on  December 8th, 2021