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After hundreds of requests (okay, four) here it is.
My long-awaited website. Here you'll find everything you've
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Jaine Austen Mysteries

...starring freelance writer/amateur sleuth Jaine Austen and her fearless cat Prozac...

Shameless plug for my new book:

Scrooge cover

“Ms. Levine NEVER disappoints! Like all the others in her stellar series, each page is filled with wit, humor and sarcasm that only Laura Levine can provide.” –Wonder Women Sixty



Now in paperback:

  Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge

“…a thoroughly enjoyable cozy with just the right balance of crime, humor, and holiday spirit.” Publishers Weekly, Starred Review.




The book that started it all!
Jaine's very first mystery with a spiffy new cover:

This Pen for Hire



Nice things people have said about me and Jaine:
"When Jaine applies her abrasive wit to such California tribal customs as power-shopping
and husband-stealing, the girl can really dish it out"
The New York Times Book Review

“Levine’s series gets smarter with each book. Her dialogue is realistic yet hilarious,
and her vivid characters jump off the page.”—
Romantic Times


“When it comes to cozy, chick-lit comedy-mysteries, Laura Levine is without equal
—a shining star on the literary horizon—and I’m not just saying that because
I’m her husband and she paid me five bucks.”
Mark Lacter (aka Mr. Hubby)






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