by Elaine Viets
Every town has its secrets. Some are too deadly to stay hidden.
Chouteau County’s super-rich know how to cover up a scandal, but when it comes to murder, they’d better watch their backs . . . Death investigator Angela Richman is determined to see a killer brought to justice in this sharply written and darkly entertaining mystery set in Missouri, perfect for fans of Lisa Gardner and J.A. Jance.
Angela Richman, Chouteau County death investigator, finds herself deep in the Missouri woods on a perfect spring day. But there is nothing idyllic about her grim walk – a body has been discovered in a muddy creek, and Detective Jace Budewitz wants Angela on the scene.
Terri Gibbons, the popular Forest High track star who went missing eight months ago, has been found strangled. Could a message found in Terri’s shoe hold the key to catching her killer? Chouteau Forest is a town of privilege and secrets, where everyone has something to hide . . . Can Angela overcome the many obstacles in her way to see justice served when the Forest’s wealthy residents will go to any lengths to prevent the truth being revealed?
Genre: Women Sleuths
“Readers will enjoy the rural setting and the colorful characters as well as Angela’s budding romance with police officer Chris Ferretti”
“Viets produces chills with a murder hunt turned on its head”
“Will satisfy both procedural and cozy fans who like a good puzzle”
Booklist on A Star Is Dead
“An intriguing mystery featuring a character in the little-known job of death investigator”
Library Journal on A Star Is Dead
“Skillfully plotted … Witty dialogue and well-defined characters, including plucky and intelligent Angela, lift this wry look at the trappings of celebrity. Fans and newcomers alike will be pleased”
Publishers Weekly on A Star Is Dead
“Viets brings readers a treat with a new series featuring coroner's investigator Angela Richman ... A compelling thriller that moves quickly and builds suspense steadily”
Booklist on Brain Storm
“An intriguing tale that will attract forensic mystery buffs”
Library Journal on Brain Storm
“Well-paced, darkly humorous series launch”
Publishers Weekly on Brain Storm
Death Grip by Elaine Viets is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727890184||2nd March 2021||148 X 225mm||208||$28.99|
|Hardback||9780727890184||31st December 2020||148 X 225mm||208||£20.99|
|Ebook||9781448304936||1st February 2021||N/A||208||$25.99|
|Ebook||9781448304936||1st February 2021||N/A||208||£18.99|
|Paperback||9781780297552||31st August 2021||140 X 215mm||208||$17.95|
|Paperback||9781780297552||30th June 2021||140 X 215mm||208||£12.99|