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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Shelly Reuben  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1945 in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Reuben was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

The ideas for many of Shelly Reuben's books come from the cases she investigates as a licensed private detective and certified fire investigator. Shelly also writes two newspaper columns and regularly contributes to ''The Forensic Examiner''. She currently resides in New York City.


Awards

''Julian Solo'' nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for an Edgar Award (best first novel) and by the Libertarian Futurist Society for a Prometheus Award in 1988 ''Origin & Cause'' was nominated for a Falcon Award by the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan ''The Man With the Glass Heart'', was a Freedom Book Club selection.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Come home. Love, Dad
ISBN: 9780988418172. OCLC Number: 1055139516

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Warmly introduces us to magical mirrors of every color and shape, giant balls of string, brothers wearing Davy Crockett T-shirts, and stalwart lions who guard the entrance to the Art Institute. Shelly Reuben's description of her father's escapades in the kitchen, if flour footprints aren't on the floors and carpets (it) doesn't taste as good, make you wish that you too, had been there to inhale the smell of his koochen baking in the oven. And interspersed throughout these recollections are the enchanting letters that Sam Reuben wrote to his daughter. Wonderful epistles imparting proverbs, reciting poetry, conveying wit, wisdom, whimsy ... and always ... always letting her know that he loved her, and that he wanted her to come home.“ --Provided by publisher.

Come home. Love, Dad /
ISBN: 0966286812. OCLC Number: 45745276

Bernard Street Books,. .

Julian Solo /
ISBN: 0966286804. OCLC Number: 39368602

Bernard Street Books,. .

Origin & cause /
ISBN: 0786123109. OCLC Number: 51649574

Blackstone Audiobooks,. .

When a driver is incinerated in an antique car, his family sues the manufacturer. They in turn hire PI Wylie Nolan, a specialist in arson, who finds plenty of evidence suggesting the fire was no accident. Lots of antique car lore.

Origin and cause
ISBN: 0061043923. OCLC Number: 34764654

HarperPaperbacks,. .

Skirt man.
ISBN: 096628688X. OCLC Number: 903174099

Bernard Street Books,. .

Morgan Mason attracts more than a few stares when he drives through town on his ramshackle tractor wearing a skirt. His sister is mortified, his neighbor resents the Skirt Man's interference, and a local preservationist is horrified by Morgan's huge satellite dish. When the Skirt Man is killed in a tragic house fire, State Trooper Sebastian Bly.

Spent matches /
ISBN: 0684801078. OCLC Number: 34150499

Scribner,. .

Fire investigator Wylie Nolan probes a fire in a New York City museum where five 19th Century paintings were burned to ashes. Yet no one entered the museum, the fire alarm did not go off, and there was no further damage. By the author of Origin and Cause.

Spent matches.
ISBN: 0966286855. OCLC Number: 903174207

Bernard Street Books,. .

Someone has set a fire at the Zigfield Art Museum in upper Manhattan. It's a locked room kind of fire that couldn't possibly have occurred. Or could it? Wylie Nolan, assisted by attorney Max Bramble, suddenly has to reconstruct one of the most puzzling fires of his career. Meanwhile, at Wylie's office building, someone is setting fires in t.

Tabula rasa
ISBN: 0786143363. OCLC Number: 76934707

Blackstone Audiobooks,. .

Arson investigator Billy Nightingale and his wife raise a baby that he found under the porch of a burned-out house where two children are found dead. They do not tell her of her past until her biological mother returns to finish the job.

Tabula rasa /
ISBN: 015101079X. OCLC Number: 56913407

Harcourt,. .

Investigating a house fire that has killed two young children, arson detective Billy Nightingale and his brother-in-law, officer Sebastian Bly, discover a baby underneath the porch, whom they raise without an awareness of her violent origins.

The boys of Sabbath Street :
ISBN: 9781482990669. OCLC Number: 870956747

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When Artemus Ackerman, retired magician and mayor of Calendar, hears about the first fire on Sabbath Street, he sends his publicist, Maggie Wakeling, to the fire department to find out what caused it. Artemus, who still performs conjuring tricks for his constituents, has his heart set on turning the shabbily elegant Baldwin Theater into a museum of magic. All he has to do is convince wealthy widow Claudette Goodwin to donate the Baldwin to his beloved town. But the theater is located on Sabbath Street, where that first disastrous fire occurred. Then there is a second fire on Street--and a third. Certain Claudette will never invest money in such an incendiary location, Artemus orders Maggie to follow the trail of char, first to Fire Marshal George Copeland, then to the Boys of Sabbath Street, who had so valiantly saved occupants from two fires.

The boys of Sabbath Street :
ISBN: 0988418126. OCLC Number: 877960423

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"When Artemus Ackerman, retired magician and mayor of Calendar, hears about the first fire on Sabbath Street, he sends his publicist, Maggie Wakeling, to the fire department to find out what caused it. Artemus, who still performs conjuring tricks for his constituents, has his heart set on turning the shabbily elegant Baldwin Theater into a museum of magic. All he has to do is convince wealthy widow Claudette Goodwin to donate the Baldwin to his beloved town. But the theater is located on Sabbath Street, where that first disastrous fire occurred. Then there is a second fire on Street--and a third. Certain Claudette will never invest money in such an incendiary location, Artemus orders Maggie to follow the trail of char, first to Fire Marshal George Copeland, then to the Boys of Sabbath Street, who had so valiantly saved occupants from two fires"--Page 4 of cover.

The man with the glass heart :
ISBN: 9781481555722. OCLC Number: 927112952

Blackstone Audio,. .

Not since the Little Prince fell in love with a rose has a book captured the magic of a world where love longs for what it cannot have, recovers what it has lost, and the unimaginable flutters with luminescent wings out of crystal caves. Panache, an exuberant road gypsy, is on her way to the mountains. Benjamin Pencil, the man with the glass heart, has no use for mountains. But their paths cross, their lives intertwine, and Benjamin follows her up, up, up to where hills are smothered in poppies and a man can reach out and write his name in the sky. As they travel, they first encounter the beautiful but predatory Woman with the Breeding, a collector of hearts who tries to add Benjamin's exquisite heart to her pitiable hoard. Next they meet the malicious Laughing Man, who lives only to create fear and kill dreams. Finally, and unpredictably, they meet Panache's iconoclastic, unreliable, and utterly irresistible father. Papa, who plays his saxophone with the same wild abandon with which he lives his life, cautions Panache that if the mountains are in a man, he will go there--and that mountains are in the man with the glass heart. It is in those mountains that they meet the melodious laughing bird. Melody, with her irresistible song and aquamarine eyes, lures Benjamin to an Arabian Nights world where hypnotizing creatures dance and sing late into the night. At what peril does Benjamin Pencil follow the melodious laughing bird? To what end? Can real hearts be broken? Is a shattered heart the end of all love, or can it be a new beginning?

The man with the glass heart :
ISBN: 098841810X. OCLC Number: 825558463

Bernard Street Books,. .

The Skirt Man /
ISBN: 0786148748. OCLC Number: 74744283

Blackstone Audiobooks,. .

Every small town has an eccentric or two, and Killdeer, New York, is no exception. Morgan Mason attracts more than a few stares and local resentments when he drives through town on his tractor wearing a skirt. When the Skirt Man is killed in a tragic house fire during a benefit ballet performance starring Meredith Bly, Meredith's father, State Trooper Sebastian Bly, and her uncle, Fire Marshal Billy Nightingale, are called in to investigate what some say is a case of spontaneous human combustion.

Weeping :
ISBN: 0786184205. OCLC Number: 56829946

Blackstone Audiobooks,. .

Fritillary Quilter, a New York arson investigator, a sassy, fresh spirit with a nose for arson and an eye for dubious burn patterns. Tilly pushes the envelope of the traditional female investigator with a young, hip outlook and indefatigable zeal. Weeping is an arson investigator's term and also the usual state that befalls a fire's grief-stricken survivors. So it's with some surprise and suspicion that Tilly meets the seemingly unconcerned Faith Browning, whose sister Dorsey has just burned to death in their family home. When Faith puts in a quick claim without giving the insurance company a chance to look around, the company calls Tilly. Tilly teams up with the arson pro Isaak "Ike" Blessing, and together they must sift through the ashes to find the truth. Written by a real-life private eye and fire investigator, Weeping is fueled by technical authority, lively characters, and stylish prose.

Weeping.
ISBN: 0966286863. OCLC Number: 903173738

Bernard Street Books,. .

Weeping is an arson investigator's terms, and also the state that befalls the grief-stricken survivors of a fire. So it is with a raised eyebrow and incipient suspicion that New York claims representative Fritillary Quilter encounters cool, calculating, and unemotional Faith Browning, whose sister Dorsey has just burned to death in their family.