Laura Levine is a comedy writer whose television credits include The Bob Newhart Show, Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, The Jeffersons, Three's Company, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Her work has been published in The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. She and her husband live in Los Angeles.
"Laura Levine has made murder funny again! No one knows how to keep a story zipping along like Laura. Her work is always filled not only with solid humor, but sweetness and charm." - Mike Scully Executive Producer, The Simpsons "This is classic stuff: a wisecracking L.A. gal detective who solves a heinous crime and also is concerned about her thighs and personal issues. I read it happily before bedtime for a week..." - Garrison Keillor; "This book is laugh-out-loud funny. Laura Levine skewers the L.A. scene with wit and panache. A real winner!" - Laurien Berenson, author of Hot Dog; "...a laugh a page (or two or three) as well as a crafty puzzle. Sleuth Jaine Austen's amused take on life, love, sex and L.A. will delight readers. Sheer fun." - Carolyn Hart, author of the Death On Demand and Henrie O. mysteries; "Laura Levine has achieved the impossible. She has written a terrific, laugh-out-loud murder mystery. I would have been scared but I was too busy chuckling." - Madelyn Pugh Davis writer for I Love Lucy