Thursday, November 29, 2007

What is Roberta Isleib reading?

The latest contributor to Writers Read: Roberta Isleib, a clinical psychologist who has written seven mysteries including five featuring a neurotic LPGA golfer and two starring psychologist/advice columnist Dr. Rebecca Butterman.

Part of her entry:
At my recommendation, my book group recently read Boombox by Gabriel Cohen, published by Academy Chicago. I'd read Cohen's first novel back in 2002, a police procedural set in the Red Hook neighborhood of New York. It was a wonderful book, nominated for an Edgar for best first novel. Boombox was very different -- the short and tragic story of a group of unlikely neighbors who clash in a series of connected townhouses. The book asks fascinating though discouraging questions about whether people who come from different backgrounds can learn to live in proximity -- a good question for our times. [read on]
Isleib's Deadly Advice was published in March, with Preaching to the Corpse due to follow on December 4. Isleib is currently the president of Sisters in Crime International.

Visit Roberta Isleib's website and her blog, and read her award-nominated story "Disturbance in the Field."

Writers Read: Roberta Isleib.

--Marshal Zeringue