Late for His Own Funeral (Hardcover)
Death Investigator Angela Richman suspects foul play when a disgraced resident of Chouteau Forest survives one car crash only to then be involved in another.Until his Porsche careened off the road killing him instantly and not leaving much of him behind, Sterling Chaney was an influential member of Chouteau Forest - home of the one percenters. As the eulogies at his funeral commence, an unexpected guest interrupts . . . Sterling. The story attracts widespread media coverage. Sterling's the man who showed up late for his own funeral. He revels in the spotlight, until it's revealed he earned his fortune via sordid means and exploiting the women who worked for him. It leaves him vilified and shunned by Chouteau society. Then there's another fatal crash. This time, Death Investigator Angela Richman is tasked with confirming that Sterling has perished. But her investigation reveals more questions than answers. Were both crashes merely accidents, or was someone doubly determined to kill Sterling?
Elaine Viets returned to her hardboiled roots with her Angela Richman, Death Investigator series. Late for His Own Funeral is the latest, following on from Life Without Parole, Death Grip, A Star Is Dead, Fire and Ashes, and Brain Storm, as well as the novella Ice Blonde. Elaine has thirty-four bestselling mysteries in four series. A St Louis native, Elaine took the Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course for forensic professionals at St Louis University, and has won the Agatha, Anthony and Lefty Awards. Elaine lives in Fort Lauderdale with her husband, writer and reviewer Don Crinklaw. www.elaineviets.com