Wednesday was book launch party day at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT for DEADLY ADVICE. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like this hometown crowd is more interested in cake than champagne. So once a year I order a sheet cake from the local grocery store and they decorate it to fit the book. I got lucky this time–the scanning machine was broken and the cake decorator went to town, adding big orange swag curtains overlaid with an admonition from Dr. Aster: Try Roberta Isleib’s DEADLY ADVICE!
Anyway, the book is on the shelves now–time to hunker down with the next one and leave the rest up to readers. I’m awfully pleased with the feedback I’ve gotten so far. Here are just a few snippets–hope you enjoy the book too!
“Deadly Advice” deftly balances lighter moments – like Rebecca’s adventures in online dating – with more serious undertones that build to a frightening climax.
Joe Meyers, The Connecticut Post
Isleib has done a remarkable job of describing a truly sympathetic figure in the person of Rebecca Butterman, and provides the reader with plenty of suspense in the process.
John Broussard, I Love a Mystery Newsletter
Dr. Rebecca Butterman is a delightful new sleuth, a character wonderfully fleshed out by the author, herself a clinical psychologist. Deadly Advice has great secondary characters, including Rebecca’s “Sunday friends” and the quirky residents of her condo neighborhood. Detective Meigs is a departure from the stupid, stubborn or too-hunky-to-be-believed cops that populate many mysteries featuring female amateur sleuths.
Diana Vickery, The Cozy Library
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Rebecca Butterman, a supporting character from Isleib’s Cassie Burdette golfing mysteries, shines on her own. The mystery is carefully plotted and there are plenty of suspects and motives to keep readers guessing. Fans of the Cassie Burdette series will be pleased to hear how well things are going for Cassie when she makes a cameo. Roberta Isleib’s series is off to a strong start. An enjoyable heroine and an interesting plot will keep readers engaged while they forget about some of their own problems and see what advice Dr. Aster will dish up today.
Jennifer Monahan Winberry, The Mystery Reader
I enjoy Isleib’s golf mysteries, but I love Dr. Rebecca Butterman. The characters are rich and complex, the plot is current and the twists will keep you turning the pages.
Andrea Sisco, Armchair Interviews