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.
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.
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
Dr. Butterman Rebecca is a wonderful, sympathetic character who is able
to admit her own culpabilities while helping others. She has a great support
cast of friends and coworkers, as well as her new cat Spencer.
Isleib's new heroine is both engagingly unassuming and daringly determined,
a combination that adds vitality and spirit to her suspenseful and well
Deadly Advice is a fast-paced mystery, with red herrings around every
corner, and plenty of twists and turns.
-- Christy Tillery French, Midwest Book
I can't wait for the next one! I highly recommend this book.