Asking for Murder: An Advice Column Mystery

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When advice columnist Dr. Rebecca Butterman's friend and fellow therapist Annabelle Hart is found badly beaten and left for dead, Rebecca is determined to help search for answers.

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READERS AND WRITERS ARE ASKING FOR ISLEIB

When advice columnist Dr. Rebecca Butterman's friend and fellow therapist Annabelle Hart is found badly beaten and left for dead, Rebecca is determined to help search for answers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425223314
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/2/2008
  • Series: Advice Column Mystery Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    What happened to Annabelle?

    Dr. Rebecca Butterman arrives at her friend and colleague, Annabelle Hart's office for their lunch date. Rebecca immediately expects the worst when Annabelle isn't in her office. Her assumptions appear to be correct when she learns Annabelle has not shown for her morning therapy sessions. Rebecca immediately goes to Annabelle's home where she discovers Annabelle badly beaten. Who left Annabelle for dead? An angry client? Her new boyfriend? Or was it a burglary gone bad? Rebecca is determined to solve this mystery.

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  • Posted May 14, 2009

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    Psychology and Murder

    Rebecca Butterman is a clinical psychologist and writes an advice column in her local New England newspaper. Her dear friend, and fellow therapist, Annabelle Hart, misses a luncheon appointment. Rebecca finds her badly beaten in her home in New Haven. Annabelle's sister arrives in town and refuses to let Rebecca visit her in the hospital.

    Rebecca pocketed Rebecca's Day Planner at the scene almost without realizing it because they had an agreement to cover each other's appointments in the case of an emergency. Soon Rebecca begins to suspect it wasn't a simple case of burglary gone bad and begins to investigate.

    Rebecca finds it enlightening in helping Annabelle's clients with sand therapy. She isn't well versed in it and goes to her own therapist and uses it herself to deal with the men in her life, her father, her ex-husband, Detective Tiegs, and her almost-boyfriend Bob.

    There are plenty of suspicious people to interview when Rebecca sets out to find out who beat up Annabelle and why.

    I enjoy this series. Rebecca is such a fun character. And I like the tension between her and Detective Tiegs. The supporting characters are always entertaining, too. And I especially like the New England location.

    I like that Rebecca is an intelligent sleuth, but doesn't fully have her life together. I think many readers can relate to that.

    I highly recommend this book and series.

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  • Posted November 9, 2008

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    When psychotherapist Rebecca Butterman¿s friend, therapist Annabelle Hart, misses a luncheon engagement and does not return her calls, Rebecca becomes concerned. She goes to her friend¿s house and finds Annabelle badly beaten. Annabelle is rushed to the hospital, where she lies in coma. Rebecca¿s attempts to see Annabelle at the hospital are denied by Annabelle¿s sister, a cold woman who writes a catty gossip column. Rebecca incorporates the help of Detective Meigs, who concludes that Annabelle was beaten as the result of a botched robbery, and then mysteriously disappears. Rebecca decides to do some sleuthing on her own, which isn¿t easy with so many people connected to Annabelle acting suspicious, if not guilty.<BR/><BR/>This third outing in the Advice Column Mystery series by Roberta Isleib proves another winner. Rebecca Butterman is complicated, has unresolved issues, and is still trying to find her way in the world. She can be petty and has lingering doubts about her divorce, but overall is intelligent and loyal and works hard to make the best out of the situations she finds herself in while trying to deal with past traumas and lingering issues. Isleib throws in plenty of red herrings, wrapped around an intriguing plot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2008

    A Continually Entertaining Series

    At first glance, psychologist Rebecca Butterman seems to have her life together. She has a successful psychological practice, authors Bloom! e-zine¿s advice column, and is currently involved in a promising ¿ if sporadic ¿ relationship with ¿Good Old Bob.¿ Unfortunately, her rather brief hold on a stable life is broken when she discovers the badly beaten body of her friend Annabelle Hart, a social worker who practices ¿sandplay therapy¿ involving toys and items that symbolize issues in the patients¿ lives. Once again, Rebecca is drawn into an investigation when she must take control of Annabelle¿s patients and files and becomes torn between patient confidentiality and the need to discover who nearly beat Annabelle to death. On Rebecca¿s list of suspects is Dr. ¿Frantic¿ Frasier, Annabelle¿s officemate who had a near-obsessive need to consult with the social worker she considered to be lower than psychiatrists. Annabelle¿s own sister also sets off alarms, as she seems overly protective and even bans Rebecca from visiting Annabelle in the hospital. Annabelle¿s new boyfriend also rubs Rebecca the wrong way, what with his lack of education and manners and a crude sense of humor. Detective Meigs, Rebecca¿s usual source of information and a man whom she finds uncomfortably attractive, warns her off investigating and becomes noticeably absent as he spends more time dealing with his chronically ill wife. This has Rebecca seeking advice from an unusual and uncomfortable source, her ex-husband Mark, a Yale psychiatrist who may be offering more than just information. What makes this series so entertaining is how Isleib continues to create unique plots and characters while also making Rebecca a sympathetic, evolving character. It could have been a cliché to have a practicing psychologist with as many problems as her patients, but Isleib sidesteps this by making Rebecca so relatable and real. Her moments of human frailty stem from her having a mother who committed suicide, a father who abandoned her, and an attraction to a very married man. And yet Rebecca perseveres through her humor, a love of NPR, and a down-to-earth viewpoint that is refreshing and appealing. Hopefully this is a series that will continue and allow readers to watch Rebecca resolve her problems as well as those of her patients.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2008

    Asking for Murder by Roberta Isleib

    Sometimes when you read a book with a non-professional investigating a crime, you wonder why in the world the character keeps insinuating himself into the crime, but not with the lead in Asking for Murder. Dr. Rebecca Butterman is a psychologist and advice columnist and she¿s thrown right into the center of the crime and has to stay involved to protect patients. She¿s a believable character who wants to be a good friend, needs to straighten out her own relationships, and realizes her life is in danger. She¿s not getting a whole lot of help from the police, the family of the victim, or fellow professionals. But it¿s not like she has a whole lot of choices. She can¿t turn her back on those who need her. She has to figure out not just the who of the crime but the why.

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