Monday, April 30, 2012

LET'S GET COZY: PUMPED FOR MURDER - A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

  
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PUMPED FOR MURDER
A Dead-End Mystery
BY ELAINE VIETS
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The latest Dead-End Job mystery from the national bestselling author of Half-Priced Homicide.

Helen Hawthorne and her new hubby Phil have opened their own P.I. agency and their very first client is Shelby, who thinks her husband is developing a killer body for another woman.

To keep track of the suspected cheater, Helen gets a dead-end job at Fantastic Fitness, where she has to pump iron to stay employed. Then the budding agency takes on a murder case, and Helen has to move her workouts to the early morning just to keep up. With so much weight on her aching shoulders, will Helen catch a killer-or just drop dead from exhaustion?

EXCERPT FROM PUMPED FOR MURDER:
Helen Hawthorne wished Eric Clapton would shut up. She didn’t want to listen to him croon about cocaine.

“She don’t lie, she don’t lie . . .” Eric sang.


Enough, Helen thought. She sat up in bed and pulled the black satin

sheet up to prepare for the first fight of her marriage. She didn’t want to be totally naked.

Phil, her husband of thirty-three days, looked lean and white against the dark sheets. She admired his young face, a startling contrast to his silver-white hair. His eyes were closed as he listened to the music.


Here goes, Helen thought. As soon as I open my mouth, our honeymoon is over. But she couldn’t stop herself.


“I hate that song,” she said. “Clapton sounds bored.”


Helen waited for Phil to defend his guitar hero. He gave a lazy stretch, sat up and said, “You’re right.”


“I am?” Helen raised one eyebrow in surprise.
To finish reading this excerpt from PUMPED FOR MURDER, visit Elaine Viets website HERE. 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elaine Viets has actually worked those dead-end jobs in her mystery novels, just like her character, Helen Hawthorne. Over the years, Elaine has been a dress store clerk, phone book proofreader, babysitter, telemarketer, bookseller, and weed puller at fifty cents a bucket.  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. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her husband, author and actor Don Crinklaw.  Please visit her blog HERE. 
PRAISE FOR PUMPED FOR MURDER:
Viets offers a smooth blend of humor and homicide in her 10th mystery . . . another satisfying outing. 
--Publishers Weekly
The breezy, well-plotted Pumped for Murder moves at a fast clip, fueled by Viets' perfect comic timing.
-- Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A terrifically fun beach read by Elaine Viets, the queen of cozy humor.
-- AnnArbor.com
Pumped for Murder is this summer's quintessential work-out companion.
-- Jen Vido, Fresh Fiction
I highly recommend this latest outing for our Dead-End Job detective, Helen Hawthorne. I love being back with this great group of characters in South Florida. Another winner by Elaine Viets!
-- Mysteries Etc.
 
SOME OTHER BOOKS BY ELAINE VIETS - HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?:
                     

                     

                       
GIVEAWAY
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AT OBSIDIAN AND PENGUIN BOOKS.
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PUMPED FOR MURDER, TO GIVE AWAY
 
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HOW TO ENTER:


+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU READ ABOVE ABOUT PUMPED FOR MURDER THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING AT ELAINE VIETS' WEBSITE HERE

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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, MAY 15
 GOOD LUCK!

175 comments:

debbie said...

This sounds like a good cozy. I would like to see how the mystery is solved.
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I'm interested to find out how they will solve the murder.
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Linda Kish said...

It sounds like a good mystery. I want to see what happens. Helen takes her work seriously...has to workout as a cover.

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She has merchandise available at her online store. I wouldn't mind one of her "I survived my dead-end job" tees. (Even though my job was not dead-end or boring).

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Margie said...

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Sue Farrell said...

I liked that the review said their is humor in this book---and I like my cozies with a little humor.
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misskallie2000 said...

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