Dr. Howard Edelstein is a character in the novel Final Destination: Looks Could Kill. He is the father of Shirelle Edelstein and the husband of Shirley Edelstein. He is also an orthodontist. Howard and his wife were seen at Shirelle's funeral a few days after she was brutally killed on the set of a music video. During the time Cabernet payed her respects to Shirelle's parents, telling them how sorry she was before she looked at Shirelle's corpse and began to cry with how horrified the body looked.