Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Laura Levine

Laura Levine is a former sitcom writer whose credits include The Bob Newhart Show, Laverne & Shirley, The Jeffersons, The Love Boat, Three’s Company, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. As an advertising copywriter, she created Count Chocula and Frankenberry cereals for General Mills. Her work has been published in The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.

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 Killing Cupid.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
Just finished reading Pork Chops of Death, a wonderfully funny comedy mystery by former Simpsons writer and producer Frank Mula. Mula has come up with a very appealing protagonist in his P.I. Zolly Michelangelo, who plies his trade while munching zeppoles on the Jersey shore. The plot zips along with lots of laughs on every page. As a former sitcom writer, I really appreciated those laughs. They’re not easy to write, and Mula does it with great skill.
Visit Laura Levine's website.

The Page 69 Test: Killing Cupid.

--Marshal Zeringue