Books by Shelly Reuben

Shelly Reuben is the author of Tabula Rasa, Origin & Cause, Spent Matches, the Edgar-nominated Julian Solo, and Weeping. She is a licensed private detective and a certified fire investigator who has been investigating fires and arson for more than twenty

THE SKIRT MAN by Shelly Reuben
Released: June 5, 2006

"Reuben's sixth is a lively whodunit with welcome affection for the uniqueness of small towns."
Mystery surrounds the arson-related death of a rural eccentric who eschewed trousers. Read full book review >
WEEPING by Shelly Reuben
Released: March 1, 2004

"Reuben (Spent Matches, 1996, etc.) writes unevenly, and there's scant mystery, but the tale catches fire whenever Ike and Tilly launch into one of their animated discussions of forensic evidence."
A rookie arson investigator gets a chance to work with her idol in probing a suspicious fire that killed a promising young actress. Read full book review >
SPENT MATCHES by Shelly Reuben
Released: July 1, 1996

"The oh-my-goodness writing, the wide-eyed characters, the jerry-built plot, the ingenious incendiary devices—they're all equally mechanical."
Three alarming blazes for attorney Max Bramble and fire investigator Wylie Nolan (Origin and Cause, 1994). Read full book review >
ORIGIN AND CAUSE by Shelly Reuben
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"First of what promises to be a cheeky series with curlicues of preadolescent humor—and not much else on its mind."
Called in at the last minute to pinch-hit for a sodden defense attorney, product-liability expert Max Bramble agrees to defend Courtland Motors' antique-auto restoring division against a claim by the estate of TV executive Stanfield Standish (nÇ Stanley Scheidler) that Courtland is liable for his getting incinerated in his 1930 Duesenberg. Read full book review >