Books by Laura Levine

DEATH OF A NEIGHBORHOOD WITCH by Laura Levine
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Levine's latest finds her at her witty and wacky best."
If good fences made good neighbors, ad writer Jaine Austen (Pampered to Death, 2011, etc.) would need the Berlin Wall to cope with the nutty crew that surrounds her South Beverly Hills rental. Read full book review >
PAMPERED TO DEATH by Laura Levine
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Levine offers a full menu of clues for the detection-starved reader. But couldn't wordsmith Jaine find some slicker means of interrogation than confronting her suspects with reasons for thinking they done it?"
Dieting can be murder, as a freelance writer finds out at the health resort from hell. Read full book review >
KILLING BRIDEZILLA by Laura Levine
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 1, 2008

"A better ratio of clues to red herrings would be nice, but Jaine's inner monologues are worth the price of admission to this sad, funny stroll down memory lane."
The $3,000 fee charged by freelance writer Jaine Austen (Shoes to Die For, 2005, etc.) doesn't begin to compensate for the psychic travail of working for a bitchy high-school classmate. Read full book review >
CANDY CANE MURDER by Joanne Fluke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Like a box of holiday chocolates, this recipe-studded assortment gives all readers a crack at their favorites."
Santa gets bludgeoned, neighbors knock neighbors off their light-festooned roofs and householders nearly blow themselves into next year cooking Yule dinner in this triple-decker helping of holiday cheer. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 9, 2006

A companion volume to Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Founders of Rock and Roll (2001) presents brief biographical sketches of some 18 of the greats of Country and Western music, from the Carter Family to Johnny Cash. Read full book review >

SHOES TO DIE FOR by Laura Levine
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 1, 2005

"A lively sense of humor and an ear for the absurd help Jaine overcome any number of setbacks and a host of fashion no-nos."
A drop-dead gorgeous businesswoman ends up speared by her own stiletto in a tale of fashion run amok. Read full book review >
THIS PEN FOR HIRE by Laura Levine
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 1, 2001

Although it's better than her friend Kandi Tobolowsky's TV gig on Beanie and the Cockroach, writing freelance ad copy for Toiletmaster Plumbers ("In a Rush to Flush?") isn't the most fulfilling life aspiring screenwriter Jaine Austen can imagine. Read full book review >

SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL by Holly George-Warren
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: March 1, 2001

Fourteen of the men and women at the roots of rock 'n roll are given star billing in this energetic, young, collective biography. Read full book review >