In her latest (and favorite) incarnation as a mystery novelist, she has been an IMBA paperback bestseller and winner of the RT Book Reviews award for Most Humorous Mystery.
Levine's new novel is Death by Tiara.
Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
After being sucker punched by Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, I have been an Unreliable Narrator junkie, devouring books like The Silent Wife, The Girl on the Train, and Disclaimer. I love being surprised by a story. It’s same thrill I used to get when, as a child, I watched Alfred Hitchcock Presents on TV, with those surprising twists at the end. After all these years, I still can’t resist them.Visit Laura Levine's website.
But there was one book I recently read without an unreliable narrator that absolutely blew me away. It’s called Moving Day, by Jonathan Stone, about an elderly man who loses all his possessions, swindled by a psychotic con artist who preys on the elderly, knowing they’ll never fight back. Only the hero of this book fights back. And what a battle. I was utterly engrossed every nail-biting step of the way.
Taking a break from all the sturm and drang above, I was delighted to return to Anne Tyler. Her latest book, A Spool of Blue Thread, examines the multi-generational lives of a Baltimore family. All her books seem to examine the lives of a Baltimore family. But she’s so adept at making her characters come alive, it’s always a joy to discover her latest clan. This book is no exception. Tyler’s an amazing writer, full of insight, humor, and compassion. I’m an avid fan.
The Page 69 Test: Killing Cupid.
My Book, The Movie: Death by Tiara.