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Grew up in Brooklyn, New York, back when mastodons (and Edsels) still roamed the earth.Education: Barnard CollegeFirst job: Reporter/photographer at a newspaper so small, we had our photos developed in the local camera shop.Advertising claim to fame: I created Count Chocula and Frankenberry cereals for General Mills.TV gets invented, and I get a job as a sitcom writer, turning out scripts for shows like The Bob Newhart Show, Three’s Company, Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, The Jeffersons, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.Current (and favorite) incarnation: Author of Jaine Austen mysteries.Marital status: Wedded blissfully to business journalist Mark Lacter (aka Mr. Hubby), whose insightful coverage of the Los Angeles business scene can be checked daily at authors: COMEDY: Joe Keenan. MYSTERY: Agatha Christie. SERIOUS STUFF: Anne Tyler.Hobbies: Reading, swimming, gardening, and lots of walks (mainly to the refrigerator).
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Murder Gets a Makeover
Laura Levine - 2021-09-28
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A Hollywood-based freelance writer finds herself the prime suspect in a murder investigation after being bullied by an uber-stylist seeking an Instagram makeover. With Jaine's prints on the murder weapon, she must clear her name before ending up in an orange jumpsuit. While navigating a cougar-style romance and her cat's newfound internet fame, Jaine sets out to track down the killer in this witty and lighthearted mystery by acclaimed TV comedy writer and novelist Laura Levine.
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Christmas Sweets
Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, Leslie Meier - 2019-10-29
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"Christmas Sweets" is a delightful holiday-themed book with three cozy stories of mystery, murder, and romance. Join your favorite sleuths as they solve crimes during the most wonderful time of the year. With charming characters and 12 deliciously festive recipes, this book is perfect for anyone who loves a good dose of holiday cheer with their mystery novels.
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Death of a Gigolo
Laura Levine - 2020-12-29 (first published in 2019)
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A freelance writer takes on a ghostwriting gig for a wealthy heiress looking to break into the romance genre, only to get caught up in a murder investigation when the young "gentleman friend" of the heiress is found dead. With humor and heart, the protagonist navigates love, murder, and Ben & Jerry's addiction on the mean streets of Beverly Hills.
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Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge
Laura Levine - 2018-09-25
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A hilarious Christmas-themed mystery! Freelance writer Jaine Austen is house-sitting a posh Bel Air mansion with her friend and cat when a grumpy neighbor is found dead. Known for his year-round Scrooge attitude, everyone has a motive for murder. Jaine finds herself on the suspect list and must use her gift for detection to clear her name before spending New Year's in jail. Full of witty humor and clever clues, this cozy mystery is perfect for holiday reading.
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Death of a Bachelorette
Laura Levine - 2017-06-27
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A freelance writer named Jaine Austen ends up in a deadly nightmare when she works for a knock-off reality show in the tropics. With catty contestants, a dimwitted leading man, and a cold-blooded murderer, Jaine is trapped with her cat, Prozac, trying to solve the mystery before it's too late.
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Murder Has Nine Lives
Laura Levine - 2016-06-28
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Murder, mayhem, and a mischievous cat await readers in this hilarious mystery novel. Freelance writer Jaine Austen is looking forward to writing an ad campaign for Toiletmasters' new line of self-flushing toilets and a Hawaiian vacation, as well as her cat Prozac's starring role in a Skinny Kitty commercial. However, when the inventor of the cat food drops dead on set, Jaine becomes a suspect and must solve the case before the killer strikes again. Laura Levine's witty writing and clever plot make this a must-read for any cozy mystery fan.
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Death by Tiara
Laura Levine - 2015-06-30
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In "Death by Tiara," freelance writer Jaine Austen finds herself in the middle of a beauty pageant filled with vicious stage moms, exacting judges, and trash-talking teens. When the catfights turn deadly and Candace's assistant is found bludgeoned to death with a silver tiara, Jaine is hired to help clear a name and find the killer. But with more suspects than sequins, Jaine quickly realizes that solving this case is going to be trickier than walking the stage in stilettos. Get ready for an entertaining and cozy mystery.
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Killing Cupid
Laura Levine - 2013-12-31
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A freelance writer, Jaine Austen begins a new job at a matchmaking company, hoping to help lovers find one another. Her excitement soon fades away as she realizes her boss is a ruthless taskmaster who uses fake pictures and empty promises to lure customers. Things take a dark turn when the cupid is found dead at a Valentine's Day mixer. With multiple suspects, the plot keeps you on the edge of your seat in this charmingly written mystery.
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Secret Santa
Fern Michaels, Marie Bostwick, Laura Levine, Cindy Myers - 2013-10-29
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Discover the magic of Christmas romance in "Secret Santa" from four beloved contemporary authors. Follow attorney Claire O'Brien to Ireland where she must change her client's will and resist the charms of his handsome nephew. Or find out if it's ever too late for love for Miss Velvet Tudmore in Too Much, Texas, where she may have a secret admirer. Follow Jaine Austen's hilarious adventures as a mall elf and murder suspect in "Nightmare on Elf Street." And join Barb as she discovers what she's truly made of during a blizzard in a remote Colorado cabin.
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Death of a Neighborhood Witch
Laura Levine - 2012-09-01
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This cozy mystery follows Jaine as she navigates a murder investigation in her quirky neighborhood. After accidentally killing the neighborhood's cantankerous old actress, she becomes the prime suspect and must use her detective skills to clear her name. With twists and turns, the investigation uncovers the secrets of those around her, making Jaine wonder who she can really trust. A spellbinding read that will have you on the edge of your seat!
Joanne Fluke Christmas Bundle by Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, Leslie Meier
Pampered to Death by Laura Levine
Hip-Hop by Jordan Sommers
Death of a Trophy Wife by Laura Levine
Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Troubadours by Laura Levine
Backstage Pass by Thomas Andrew Denenberg
Killer Cruise by Laura Levine
Killing Bridezilla by Laura Levine
Candy Cane Murder by Joanne Fluke
Death by Pantyhose by Laura Levine
The PMS Murder by Laura Levine
Honky-Tonk Heroes and Hillbilly Angels by Holly George-Warren
Shoes To Die For by Laura Levine
Killer Blonde by Laura Levine
Last Writes by Laura Levine
This Pen For Hire by Laura Levine
Shake, Rattle and Roll by Holly George-Warren
Men in Women's Clothing by Laura Levine
Mr. Wrong by Laura Levine
Industrial Retardation Brit by Eckman