The Zonta Club of Jefferson City is pleased to announce that noted mystery novelist Elaine Viets will be the 19th Celebration Award winner and speaker at the Yellow Rose Luncheon on May 15, 2018. Viets, a native of the St. Louis area, sets many of her novels in her hometown. The heroines in her popular Dead End Job, Mystery Shopper, Francesca Vierling and Angela Richman series are all St. Louis women. Viets will also sign books after the luncheon.
Fire and Ashes is the second novel in Elaine Viets’ Angela Richman, Death Investigator forensic series. Elaine has written 32 novels in four series. Her bestselling Dead-End Job mysteries feature South Florida private detectives Helen Hawthorne and her husband, Phil Sagemont. Elaine’s also written the cozy Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper mystery series and the dark Francesca Vierling mysteries. The Angela Richman, Death Investigator series returns the prolific author to her hard-boiled roots. Brain Storm draws on her personal experiences as a stroke survivor, as well as her studies in the Medicolegal Death Investigators Training Course at Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine. Elaine has served on the national boards of the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She’s a frequent contributor to Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine as well as anthologies edited by Charlaine Harris and Lawrence Block. Viets has won the Anthony, Agatha, and Lefty Awards.
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