South Florida sleuth Helen Hawthorne gets a history lesson from her landlady Margery Flax. In the 1970s, while pushing papers in a dead-end job, Margery witnessed a battle of the blondes between vivacious Vicki and meticulous Minnie for a promotion that would take one of them to the top of the corporate ladder. But when their office politics turned dirty, the blondes got dangerous—leaving one of them dead and one of them a killer whose identity Margery has kept secret for more than forty years…
Killer Blonde previously appeared in Drop-Dead Blonde
Includes a preview of the Dead-End Job Novel, Catnapped!
Praise for the Dead-End Job Mysteries by Elaine Viets
Winner of the Anthony Award and the Agatha Award
“A stubborn and intelligent heroine, a wonderful South Florida setting, and a cast of more or less lethal bimbos.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris
“Clever.…The real draw, though, is Viets’s snappy critique of South Florida.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
“Wickedly funny.”—The Miami Herald
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. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her husband, reporter Don Crinklaw.