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Rebecca Rothenberg papers, 1990-2002.
BANC MSS 2017/186 box 1; BANC MSS 2017/186 box 2; BANC MSS 2017/186 box 3; BANC MSS 2017/186 box 4; ...
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Rebecca Rothenberg papers, 1990-2002


Rothenberg, Rebecca, creator, creator.


Cannon, Taffy, creator.


Perseverance Press


John Daniel & Company


Contains unbound typescripts and drafts of two of Rothenberg's novels, The Bulrush Murders (published by Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1991) and The Tumbleweed Murders (co-published by Perseverance Press and John Daniel and Company, 2001). Also includes correspondence, promotional materials, clippings, unpublished song lyrics, a short story, galleys, contracts, editing notes, research materials on Kern County, etc. Most of the material relates to The Tumbleweed Murders, a novel that was completed by Taffy Cannon after Rothenberg's death in 1998. Collection also includes publisher's galley proofs of The Tumbleweed Murders and a mock-up of the cover design. Both novels feature Rothenberg's series character Claire Sharples.


1990 (issued)


Rothenberg, Rebecca -- Archives
Rothenberg, Rebecca -- Manuscripts
Rothenberg, Rebecca -- Correspondence
Cannon, Taffy -- Correspondence
Cannon, Taffy -- Manuscripts
Detective and mystery stories, American -- California -- Women authors
Women authors, American -- California
Authors and publishers -- Correspondence
Kern County (Calif.)


Rebecca Rothenberg papers, BANC MSS 2017/186, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Martha Rothenberg and Meredith Phillips; 2017.
Gift of Taffy Cannon; 2017.
Print materials transferred to the Print Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Rebecca Rothenberg (1948-1998) was a writer, musician, epidemiologist, amateur botanist, president of the San Gabriel chapter of the California Native Plants Society, and the author of the Claire Sharples Botanical Mystery series. Her first novel, The Bulrush Murders, was nominated for the Anthony and Agatha Awards, and was named as one of the Top Ten Mysteries of 1992 by the Los Angeles Times. After her death in 1998, her friend and colleague Taffy Cannon (author of the Nan Robinson series and the Agatha and Macavity Award-nominated Guns and Roses) completed the manuscript of The Tumbleweed Murders.
In English.


Manuscripts for publication.
Galley proofs (Printing)
Detective and mystery fiction.

Physical Description:

1.4 (4




BANC MSS 2017/186 box 1
BANC MSS 2017/186 box 2
BANC MSS 2017/186 box 3
BANC MSS 2017/186 box 4
BANC MSS 2017/186



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Bulrush murders : Rothenberg, Rebecca.
Tumbleweed murders : Rothenberg, Rebecca.
Tumbleweed murders : Cannon, Taffy.