Board Stiff: A Dead-end Job Mystery

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2013 - FICTION - 272 pages
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Husband and wife PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont won't be sparing the sunscreen on their latest assignment, but they're about to find out murder is no day at the beach....

Will the Real Paddleboard Killer Please Stand Up?

There's a dark cloud over Sunny Jim's Safety First Parasailing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding business on Florida's Riggs Beach--especially after one of his clients is killed in a tragic paddleboarding mishap. Sunny Jim is sure it was no accident, and he hires Helen and Phil to find the murderer.

Between cutthroat competitors poaching his territory, the city threatening to revoke his license, a restaurant owner wanting his beach spot for a parking lot, and a wrongful death suit filed by the victim's husband, Sunny Jim may soon be up the creek without a paddle.

But he does have Helen and Phil on his side, and as the couple start to investigate, they discover dark undercurrents of corruption behind the cheerful facades of the beachfront businesses, as well as domestic secrets. But the sands of time are running out, and if they don't catch the killer soon, Sunny Jim won't be the only one to go under....

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Great characters from a very talented writer. - Goodreads
The plot was okay, easily figured out. - Goodreads
I'm writing this on May 6. - Goodreads

Review: Board Stiff (A Dead-End Job Mystery #12)

User Review  - Debbie Lester - Goodreads

Elaine Viets returns to her Dead End Job mystery series with her latest book, Board Stiff. Readers who are fans of the series love the sunny South Florida setting, complete with beaches, killer waves ... Read full review

Review: Board Stiff (A Dead-End Job Mystery #12)

User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

"Board Stiff" is the 12Th in the Dead End Jobs mystery series and I've read every one of them. The reasons why I've stayed with this series will become quite obvious once you too become addicted. 1 ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Elaine Viets has actually worked many of those dead-end jobs in her mystery novels, just like her character Helen Hawthorne. She is also the author of the Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series and numerous short stories. Elaine has won an Anthony Award and an Agatha Award.

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