fiction Archive

To Buy a House in the Jungle

Every once in a while, when I’m reading something wholly unrelated to work, I come across the most interesting insights into property ownership. This week I’ve been wading through the terrifying, foul-smelling world of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. The...
February 25, 2014

Portrait of a Real Estate Broker as New Englander

Check out this funny, touching new novel starring a real estate broker dealing with alcoholism, love, and life in a small New England town....
February 5, 2013

Some Like It Hot: Romance Fiction ♥s Real Estate

A vacation just isn’t a vacation without a good novel. While the news junkie in me gobbles nonfiction by the pound, that genre seems somehow ill-suited to the beach. In preparing to soak up some sun this Labor Day...
August 27, 2012

From Million-Dollar Listings to Solving Murder Mysteries

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Vicki Doudera started gathering fodder for her mystery novels from day-one of her first real estate class back in 2003. Real estate intrigued and inspired her. She remembers sitting in the...
February 2, 2012

Author Chat: Mystery Writer and Real Estate Pro Nancy Kille

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Real estate professional Regan McHenry is about to close on the house of her client’s dreams. But when the seller turns up dead, suspicions lead Regan to the center of a murder...
July 23, 2009

Author Chat: Fatal Fixer-Upper Novelist Bente Gallagher

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey The Weekly Book Scan caught up with real estate pro and author Bente Gallagher (a.k.a. Jennie Bentley) to talk about her new novel, Fatal Fixer-Upper (Berkley Prime Crime, 2008), a do-it-yourself mystery centered around a...
December 9, 2008

Author Chat: Real Estate Pro-Novelist Devin O’Branagan

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey The new fiction novel, Red Hot Property (Infinity Publishing, 2008), follows the adventures of four rookie real estate agents as they embark on their careers, juggling work demands and weaving their way through the mystery...
September 15, 2008