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Featured New Release: AN ILLUSTRATED DEATH by Judi Culbertson

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Judi Culbertson in Spain, April 2011

 

 

  Judi Culbertson is the author of twelve published  books.  Soon after  graduating from Wheaton College she publishedGAMES CHRISTIANS PLAY (Harper & Row, 1967), followed by THE LITTLE WHITE BOOK ON RACE (Lippincott, 1970).  As well as parenthood and a day job as a social worker, she wrote stories for literary magazines and published articles in Glamour, The New York Times, Newsday, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day, Working Mother, and others.                        
         In 1986, after a trip to Paris, Judi and her husband, Tom Randall, wrote PERMANENT PARISIANSAn Illustrated Biographical Guide to the Cemeteries of Paris, published in 1987 by Chelsea Green Press.  Other in the series include New York, London, California, and Italy.                    
         Judi's other books include a mystery, THE NURSERY (St. Martin's Press, 1996), SCALING DOWNLiving Large in a Smaller Space, with Marj Decker (Rodale 2005) and THE CLUTTER CURE (McGraw-Hill, 2007).  Since leaving social work in 1999, Judi developed her used and rare book business.  It is this background that helped create the Secondhand Prose Mystery Series.  A NOVEL DEATH, published by Avalon Books in June 2011, is the first book in the series.  AN ILLUSTRATED DEATH will be published on October 1, 2013 by Harper/Collins. 

 

 

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An Illustrated Death  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It's not every day you get an inside peek at the world of a famous artist.

So when bookseller Delhi Laine gets the opportunity to appraise the late Nate Erikson's library, she jumps at the chance, despite the mysterious circumstances surrounding the illustrator's death. But as she spends more time with the eccentric Erikson clan at the family compound in the Hamptons, Delhi can't help but wonder what really happened to the lost patriarch.

 

When death visits the family once more and another Erikson is found murdered, dark secrets come to light. Left coping with a charmed family not quite as idyllic as she first believed, Delhi is determined to solve the murders once and for all. But digging up truths can get you dirty . . . and Delhi is about to discover just how far some will go to keep them buried.

 

Read an excerpt here: http://www.judiculbertson.net/excerpts.html

 

 

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     Judi and friend in Capadoccia, Turkey in 2007.  

 

Judi Culbertson graduated from Hampton DuBose High School in Florida, and majored in creative writing at Wheaton College in Illinois.  After two years in Philadelphia she moved to Long Island where her son Andy was born.  Here she published GAMES CHRISTIANS PLAY (Harper & Row, 1967), followed by THE LITTLE WHITE BOOK ON RACE (Lippincott, 1970) with a friend, Patti Bard.  
           In 1970 Judi began working for the Suffolk County Department of Social Services, working with families at risk, children in foster care and, finally, in the Court Unit where she wrote petitions to free children for adoption.  During this time she was writing articles for Glamour, The New York Times, Newsday, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day, Working Mother, and others and travel stories for major newspapers.          
           In 1986, after a trip to Paris, Judi and her husband, Tom Randall, wrote a travel story that developed into PERMANENT PARISIANS,An Illustrated Biographical Guide to the Cemeteries of Paris, published in 1987 by Chelsea Green Press.  This was followed by four more: PERMANENT NEW YORKERS; LONDONERS; CALIFORNIANS; and ITALIANS.    
              After earning an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Vermont College, Judi published THE NURSERY  (St. Martin's Press, 1996).  By then she had started speaking professionally on a subject that had long fascinated her, people's attachment to stuff.  This led to two books: SCALING DOWN, Living Large in a Smaller Space, written with Marj Decker (Rodale 2005) and THE CLUTTER CURE (McGraw-Hill, 2007).  
             Judi left social work in 1999 to pursue her interest in selling used and rare books on the Internet.  It is this background that helped create the Secondhand Prose Mystery Series.   A NOVEL DEATH is the first book, published by Avalon Books in June 2011. AN ILLUSTRATED DEATH will be published on October 1, 2013 by Harper/Collins.  When not writing, she and Tom travel extensively and enjoy their twin grandchildren, Andrew and Emily, as well as the three cats they live with: Ignatz, Vladimir, and Pangur.

 

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Andrew and Emily in Katie Chaffee and Dave Bennett's wedding, June 2011.

 

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Tom and Judi in Morocco, ready for Christmas.

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