Final Sail by Elaine Viets

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Doubling the mysteries doesn’t really double the fun in Viets’ convoluted eleventh.


Husband and wife PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont both have their hands full, but only Helen has to carry drink trays—as part of her latest undercover assignment as a stewardess on a private yacht… 

Lost at Sea

To catch a jewel smuggler on a luxury yacht, Helen needs to pose as the ship’s new stewardess—but between serving drinks to the snobs, scrubbing floors, and cleaning up after seasick passengers, she’s starting to miss dry land almost as much as she misses Phil.

While Helen’s cruising to the Bahamas, Phil’s got his own job—trying to catch a sexy gold digger who may have killed her elderly husband for his fortune. Good thing he’s a self-proclaimed master of disguise, playing it cool as everything from an air-conditioning repairman to a Rastafarian.

Helen’s a help to Phil on his case, but when she’s on her own on the high seas, Helen needs to watch her step as she searches out the smuggler—or she may end up going from undercover to overboard…


About Elaine Viets

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Elaine Viets is also the author of the Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, series. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her husband. Author website:
Published May 1, 2012 by NAL. 270 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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May 01 2012

Doubling the mysteries doesn’t really double the fun in Viets’ convoluted eleventh.

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Fresh Fiction

Reviewed by Jennifer Vido on May 17 2012

FINAL SAIL is the eleventh installment of the national bestselling Dead-End Job Mystery series. Viet's acute attention to detail lends credence to the plot, making it not only engaging, but also informative.

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Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

Reviewed by Dollycas on May 11 2012

Elaine Viets never disappoints, she delivers mysteries that are fast paced and always entertaining

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Reviewed by Sharon Chance on May 27 2012

I really enjoyed this humor-filled mystery from Viets. She brings a great sense of personality to her characters and I really loved the setting of this story on the luxury yacht.

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