Monday, September 19, 2016

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 Jaine Austen mystery is Murder Has Nine Lives.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
Just finished reading A.L. Herbert’s Murder with Macaroni and Cheese. A light breezy mystery, well plotted, with some very funny lines. I especially like this series because it features African American heroines, which I hardly ever see in the world of cozy mysteries. Halia Watkins and her cousin Wavonne aren’t exactly Lucy and Ethel, but they remind me of them. And it’s great fun following their antics as they try to figure out who killed the meanest of the Mean Girls in their high school.

And I’m now in the middle of reading A Man Called Ove, a heartwarming, poignant but most funny and touching book about a curmudgeonly widower determined to end his life, only to have his attempts interrupted by his new neighbors, faulty suicide equipment, and a mangy cat. Don’t know how it will end, but it certainly has me hooked so far.
Visit Laura Levine's website.

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