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Author: Shelly Reuben Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Fritillary Quilter Mysteries Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781481563390
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“Weeping” is an arson investigator’s term, as well as the usual state that befalls a fire’s grief-stricken survivors. So it’s with some surprise and suspicion that New York arson investigator Fritillary “Tilly” Quilter 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] articulate, intelligent, and simpatico first-person narrative…Tilly and Ike’s astute observation, coupled with wry humor, snappy repartee, and clever plotting, make this a winner.”

    Library Journal

  • “Fans of procedurals will love the step-by-step detail as Tilly puzzles out the case, but the best aspect of the story is the keen pupil–revered teacher relationship between Tilly and Ike...A triumphant series debut whose grim subject matter is overshadowed by its life-affirming heroine.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Anna Fields gives engaging enthusiasm to the voice of tell-it-like-it-is New Yorker Tilly…and successfully portrays the nuances of the growing relationship between Tilly, the talented beginner, and Ike, the veteran professional. Fields’ narration is sensitive, well-paced, and fun.”


  • “What Shelly Reuben knows about fire is astonishing, and she has a knack for making us feel the wonder that her protagonist experiences as we learn together…Weeping is a terrific read…They’re great characters, and just thinking about them now brings a smile to my face. You don’t often meet people this good. When you do, you don’t want to let them go.”

    Drood Review

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia | 6/30/2011

    " Took a while to get to the "mystery" part. Well written, good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 2/20/2011

    " A slow going story that needs a bang or two to spice it up. Solid detective work between Tilly and Ike creating a good team. This book has a similiar feel as the Barbara Holloway books by Kate Wilhelm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 7/31/2010

    " Nice surprise - very easy to read and interesting... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 6/4/2009

    " I like Fritillary she is a fun character. The plot was interesting and fun to listen to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 4/16/2008

    " Audiobook that was good listening while doing a puzzle! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 P.J. | 1/23/2007

    " I've liked everything I've read by Shelly Reuben, and this is no exception. Her characters are wonderful, and her books contain a wealth of information delivered subtly. "

About the Author

Shelly Reuben has written numerous novels. Her first, Julian Solo, was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for an Edgar Award and by the Libertarian Futurist Society for a Prometheus Award. Her novel Origin & Cause was nominated for a Falcon Award by the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan. She also writes two newspaper columns and regularly contributes short stories to the Forensic Examiner. She lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.