Saturday, July 4, 2015

Laura Levine's "Death by Tiara"

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.

Here Levine dreamcasts an adaptation of her new novel, Death by Tiara:
Because my mysteries are comedic and my heroine, Jaine Austen, has been known to sling a one-liner or two—and because she’s not your typical Hollywood Skinny Girl—I thought comedienne Carolyn Rea would make a terrific Jaine. Of course, that was fourteen years ago when I first started writing the series. Now I’d love to get Melissa McCarthy. (Who wouldn’t?)

If I could go way back in history and cast my movie from the Golden Age, I’d choose Ann Sothern or Joan Blondell.

If I had to choose a modern Skinny Girl, I’d go with Tina Fey. (I sure can dream big, can’t I?)
Visit Laura Levine's website.

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