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The Resource Half-price homicide : a dead-end job mystery, Elaine Viets

Half-price homicide : a dead-end job mystery, Elaine Viets

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Half-price homicide : a dead-end job mystery
Title
Half-price homicide
Title remainder
a dead-end job mystery
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Viets
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tired of living life on the lam, Helen Hawthorne goes back to St. Louis to clear her name of alimony evasion so she can finally marry the man she loves. But she still has to pay the bills, even if it means working at a consignment shop where the designer duds are to die for, literally. Secondhand clothes. First-degree murder. At Snapdragon, the high-end designer consignment shop, Helen is at the beck and call of snobby, yet frugal, customers. That alone is a deadly combination, but the sellers of the drool-worthy fashions can be even more high maintenance. Especially Chrissy, who comes in with a purse to sell and ends up screaming it out with her own husband and another customer. If Helen didn't have a greedy ex-husband demanding more money and a mother in a Florida nursing home, she'd be hanging up her cash register. But when Chrissy is found dead in a dressing room with a hand-painted scarf around her neck, Helen goes from being low on society's totem pole to high on the police's suspect list
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Summary
Tired of living life on the lam, Helen Hawthorne goes back to St. Louis to clear her name of alimony evasion so she can finally marry the man she loves. But she still has to pay the bills, even if it means working at a consignment shop where the designerduds are to die for--literally. Secondhand clothes. First-degree murder. At Snapdragon, the high-end designer consignment shop, Helen is at the beck and call of snobby--yet frugal--customers. That alone is a deadly combination, but the sellers of the drool-worthy fashions can be even more high maintenance. Especially Chrissy, who comes in with a purse to sell and ends up screaming it out with her own husband and another customer. If Helen didn't have a greedy ex-husband demanding more money and a mother in a Florida nursing home, she'd be hanging up her cash register. But when Chrissy is found dead in a dressing room with a hand-painted scarf around her neck, Helen goes from being low on society's totem pole to high on the police's suspect list
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Writing style
Character
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345350
Cataloging source
DLC
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1950-
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Viets, Elaine
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Dead-end job mysteries
Series volume
0009
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  • Hawthorne, Helen (Fictitious character)
  • Women detectives
  • Consignment sale shops
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
Target audience
adult
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a dead-end job mystery
Label
Half-price homicide : a dead-end job mystery, Elaine Viets
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000045692246
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
334 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781602858930
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010022605
System control number
(OCoLC)639940771
Label
Half-price homicide : a dead-end job mystery, Elaine Viets
Publication
Control code
000045692246
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
334 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781602858930
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010022605
System control number
(OCoLC)639940771

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