Elaine Viets

Elaine Viets

This is a complete list of Elaine Viets books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

Recent/Upcoming Elaine Viets Books

April 2nd, 2024: A Scarlet Death

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List of Death Investigator Angela Richman Books in Publication Order

List of Francesca Vierling Mystery Books in Publication Order

List of Dead-End Job Mystery Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
9
Shop Till You Drop
2003
2
8
Murder Between the Covers
2003
3
8
Dying to Call You
2004
4
Killer Blonde
2005
5
8
Just Murdered
2005
6
8
Murder Unleashed
2006
7
8
Murder with Reservations
2007
8
8
Clubbed to Death
2008
9
8
Killer Cuts
2009
10
10
Half-Price Homicide
2010
11
10
Pumped for Murder
2011
12
10
Final Sail
2012
13
10
Board Stiff
2013
14
Catnapped!
2014
15
6
Checked Out
2015
16
10
The Art of Murder
2016

List of Josie Marcus: Mystery Shopper Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7
Dying in Style
2005
2
10
High Heels are Murder
2006
3
10
Accessory to Murder
2007
4
8
Murder with All the Trimmings
2008
5
The Fashion Hound Murders
2009
6
8
An Uplifting Murder
2010
7
8
Death on a Platter
2011
8
10
Murder is a Piece of Cake
2012
9
Fixing to Die
2013
10
A Dog Gone Murder
2014

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Elaine Viets Anthologies in Publication Order

Elaine Viets: Biography

Elaine Viets was born on February 5th, 1950 and is currently 74 years old. Elaine Viets was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Viets attended University of Missouri where she received a B.A. Journalism and.

Elaine Viets is the author of the Dead-End Job Mystery series which currently consists of 16 novels. The Dead-End Job Mystery series started in 2003 with the novel Shop Till You Drop. The most recently released novel in the Dead-End Job Mystery series was The Art of Murder which was released in 2016. There are no upcoming novels for the Dead-End Job Mystery series.

Elaine Viets has also written the Josie Marcus: Mystery Shopper series which has 10 books including Dying in Style and High Heels are Murder.

Elaine Viets: Awards & Accolades

Viets' books have won multiple awards, Wedding Knife won the Agatha Award, Best Short Story, in 2004 as well as the Anthony Award - Best Short Story in 2005. Murder with Reservations won the Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel, in 2008. Writes of Passage won the Agatha Award, Best Non-fiction, in 2014 as well as the Anthony Award - Best Non-Fiction Book in 2015, Macavity Award - Best Mystery Critical/Biographical in 2015.

The following novels by Elaine Viets were also nominated for these awards:

  • Shop Till You Drop: Agatha Award, Best Novel (2003). Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2004).
  • Red Meat: Agatha Award, Best Short Story (2003). Anthony Award, Best Short Story (2004). Macavity Award, Best Short Story (2004).
  • Sex and Bingo: Agatha Award, Best Short Story (2003).
  • Murder Between the Covers: Barry Award, Best Paperback Original (2004).
  • Killer Blonde: Anthony Award, Best Short Story (2006).
  • After the Fall: Anthony Award, Best Short Story (2007).
  • Murder with Reservations: Agatha Award, Best Novel (2007).
  • Murder Unleashed: Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2007).
  • Fixing to Die: Barry Award, Best Paperback Original (2014).
  • The Beat of Black Wings: Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection (2021).
  • Dog Eat Dog: Macavity Award, Best Short Story (2021). International Thriller Writers Award, Best Short Story (2021).

Elaine Viets: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Elaine Viets on Book Notification is The Art of Murder, the 16th novel in the Dead-End Job Mystery series.

The most read book by Elaine Viets on Book Notification is Brain Storm, the 1st novel in the Death Investigator Angela Richman series.

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Elaine Viets: F.A.Q

When was Elaine Viets Born? How old is Elaine Viets?

Elaine Viets was born on February 5th, 1950. Elaine Viets is currently 74 years old.

Where was Elaine Viets Born?

Elaine Viets was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA and is American.

What book awards has Elaine Viets won?

Wedding Knife: Agatha Award Best Short Story (2004), Anthony Award Best Short Story (2005).
Murder with Reservations: Lefty Award Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2008).
Writes of Passage: Agatha Award Best Non-fiction (2014), Anthony Award Best Non-Fiction Book (2015), Macavity Award Best Mystery Critical/Biographical (2015).

What was the first book Elaine Viets wrote?

The first novel written by Elaine Viets was Urban Affairs, published in 1988.

What was the most recent book Elaine Viets wrote?

Her most recently released work was A Scarlet Death on April 2nd, 2024.

Will there be any more books by Elaine Viets?

Elaine Viets does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Elaine Viets written?

Elaine Viets has written 48 books. 8 books in the Death Investigator Angela Richman Series, 4 books in the Francesca Vierling Mystery Series, 16 books in the Dead-End Job Mystery Series, 10 books in the Josie Marcus: Mystery Shopper Series, 5 Short Stories/Novellas, 2 books in the Short Story Collections, 3 books in the Non-Fiction Books.

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