Synopses & Reviews
New in the national bestselling Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series, from the Agatha and Anthony Award-winning author of the Dead End Job Mystery series.
Mystery shopper Josie Marcus is getting the dirt on doggy day-care centers, and discovers that one dog-loving local celebrity is really bad to the bone.
Josie has been asked to investigate Uncle Bobs Doggy Day Camp, known for its commercials featuring Uncle Bob liking dogs so much that he acts like one. But Josie soon learns how Uncle Bob acts when the cameras are off. Her mothers new tenant, Franklin, who works for Uncle Bob, plans to quit after seeing the mans true nature. But before he gets the chance, Bob is murdered, and Franklin goes from the doghouse to the big house.
Now its up to Josie to clear Franklins name. Her investigation reveals that Bob was more of a dog than anyone knewand had been kicked out of his house for bad behavior. As she digs up new clues, Josie will have to catch the killer quickly, before any more trouble is unleashed.
Includes Shopping Tips!
"Viets spans the female psyche with panache and wit." -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Effectively portrays a single mom earnestly navigating her way in today's uncertain world." --The Miami Herald
Praise for the Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series
“Viets...keeps this series light and amusing.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“The Josie Marcus series becomes better with each [installment], with fully developed characters and a well-plotted story line.”—The Mystery Reader
“Highly entertaining...A solid family dynamic adds texture to Viets story.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Someone has killed Halley Hardwicke, the hot young designer of thousand-dollar Italian silk scarves, in the mall parking lot-and police have their eye on Jake, the husband of Josie's best friend Alyce. The couple lived near the wrap maven, but it seems Halley and Jake were a little too neighborly.
So Josie decides to do what she does best to help out her friend-go undercover and see if she can find some clues. Because this time, there's a lot more at stake than a scarf, even if it's to die for...
Someone has killed Halley Hardwicke, a hot young designer, in the mall parking lot--and police have their eye on Jake, the husband of Josies best friend Alyce. It seems Halley and Jake were a little too neighborly. So Josie decides to do what she does best to help out her friend. Includes shopping tips. Original.
About the Author
is an Agatha and Anthony Awardwinning, national bestselling author who writes the Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series, including Fixing to Die
and Death on a Platter
and the Dead-End Job Mystery series, including Catnapped!
and Board Stiff
. She was given the key to the city of Maplewood, Josies hometown. Her mother was a mystery shopper in Elaines hometown of St. Louis. Elaine has served on the national boards of the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She lives in Fort Lauderdale with her husband, reporter Don Crinklaw.