Pumped for Murder

Pumped for Murder

A Dead-end Job Mystery

Book - 2011
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Back in Miami after a relaxing honeymoon, Helen Hawthorne and her new hubby Phil are opening their own PI agency--specializing in families with private problems. But even with a new business, Helen can't seem to get away from those dead-end jobs.

Helen and Phil's very first client is Shelby, a woman who wants them to spy on her husband, Bryan. Six months ago, he bought a gym membership--and now Shelby suspects he's developing a killer body for another woman. Suddenly Helen finds herself back in a dead-end job at Fantastic Fitness, working as a receptionist to keep track of Bryan. The only catch is that to work at the gym, Helen has to stay fit and pump some iron herself.

To make matters worse, when their budding agency takes on another case involving a decades-old murder, Helen has to move her workouts to the wee hours of the morning just to keep up. With so much weight on her aching shoulders, will Helen catch a killer and get a body to die for--or just drop dead from exhaustion?
Publisher: New York : New American Library, c2011
ISBN: 9780451235053
Branch Call Number: VIET
Characteristics: viii, 292 p. ; 22 cm


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Dec 03, 2016

I have just recently started reading Elaine Viets and at first I thought that her mysteries were a little too light for me....then I got into the characters. The main characters are leading a quite interesting life and the supporting characters are colorful. Overall I'd say I'm now hooked on the "Dead end Jobs" series. It's a light read but very entertaining.

nycupcake Jul 27, 2012

A light read. Good for those who like to relax while they read

Jan 21, 2012

I prefer this set of protagonists in this series.

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