Murder Unleashed: A Dead-End Job Mystery
Signet, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Lyn Seippel
elen Hawthorn is forced to work
dead end jobs
to escape spending the rest of her life paying alimony to her cheating house-husband. She goes on the run, finding a permanent home and good friends in Fort Lauderdale, but her dead end jobs keep getting her in trouble. Her latest is at Pampered Pets Boutique where the furry clients have better lives than most humans.
elen is not having a good week. First, one of the pet owners comes on to her, next she finds a body, and last, she allows a high earning labradoodle to be kidnapped. All of this happens while a category 3 hurricane is just off the coast and heading directly towards Fort Lauderdale.
elen is forced to do some sleuthing when the shop's flamboyant groomer is suspected of the murder and her boss is threatened with a lawsuit over the missing puppy.
laine Viets' two chick-lit series are light and humorous while always including a good mystery. This is the fifth in the
Dead End Job Mysteries
. She also writes the
Mystery Shopper Series
whose heroine is single mother, Josie Marcus.
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