A body is tossed into the lion’s habitat at the zoo where Miranda Scott is the senior vet.
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About the Book
Murder at the Zoo
Agatha, Raymond, Sherlock, & Me Mystery Book One
by Marcia Rosen
Published 14 March 2023
Artemesia Publishing, LLC
Page Count: 196
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A body is tossed into the lion’s habitat at the zoo where Miranda Scott is the senior vet. She and Detective Bryan Anderson join forces to unravel that mystery and several more murders. A fan since childhood of Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, and Sherlock Holmes they seem to live in her head frequently telling her what to do…and not do. Murders, family, deceit, revenge and a gangster father and godfather often get in the way of a fine romance between Miranda and the Detective.
The Agatha, Raymond, Sherlock…and Me Mystery Series has zoo veterinarian, Miranda Scott all too frequently involved in murders in Murder At The Zoo. The murderers are all too glad to offer deadly consequences for her and others pursuing them.
Detective Bryan Anderson shows up whenever a dead body is found. And like in any good mystery, dead bodies show up often and in unusual places. Anderson has quite a crush on the attractive veterinarian. He admires how her mind works: analytical, clever, insightful, devious, and determined as she helps the detective solve the mysteries surrounding the murders. Their budding romance provides charm and humor amidst the danger surrounding them. At some point she might admit to him her analytical strategy. Maybe!
Miranda talks to mystery writers and sleuths Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, and Sherlock Holmes. That’s not all. Many times, this trio of brilliant mystery minds interrupts her thoughts and gives her advice, even while arguing with each other. Her long-time interest in mystery books and movies has her turning to these famous sleuths to help solve the crime. They are all, of course, in her very active mind; their voices and suggestions are hers. But the perspective in the series with all the sleuths’ comments and conversations in italics make for a well-paced, fun, intriguing, and interesting read. Humor is important when finding bodies.
Other characters besides the smitten detective and his always disagreeable partner are the people who work closely with Miranda when she is at the Zoo, including a security guard who she likes and has known since high school, the zoo curator who is a good friend, and a handful of other employees. Then there is her very annoying and pathological liar mother and an obnoxious political figure who demands quick results of any investigation in what he calls, “my city”.
Hang on. There’s also a couple gangsters (Joseph and Fish) Miranda met through her father when she was a teenager. They are her father’s friends and business associates. These gangster characters help Miranda in surprising ways. After all, they do know a few things about crime!
And let’s not forget the many beautiful and dangerous animals at the zoo.
What else could possibly happen in Murder At The Zoo? Plenty!
About the Author
Marcia Rosen (aka M. Glenda Rosen), award winning author of eleven books including The Senior Sleuths and Dying To Be Beautiful Mystery Series and The Gourmet Gangster: Mysteries and Menus (Menus by her son Jory Rosen). She is also author of The Woman’s Business Therapist and award winning My Memoir Workbook. For 25 years she was owner of a successful national marketing and public relations agency, Marcia has frequently been a speaker and/or program moderator at organization meetings and conferences, bookstores, libraries and Zoom Programs. Topics she has taught and presented over the past twenty years include: Encouraging the Writer Within You, Marketing for Authors, Writing Mysteries…Not A Mystery, Writing Your Memoir and recently “Anatomy of Writing A Murder.” Many articles on these topics have been published on mystery reader blogs and in newsletters and magazines including “Mystery Scene Magazine” and “Mystery Reader International Journal.”
She is a member of Sisters in Crime National and New Mexico (Croak & Dagger), Southwest Writers, New Mexico Book Association, Women Writing the West, Public Safety Writer’s Association, and National Association of Independent Writers and Editors—for which she is also a board member. www.MarciaRosen.com
“Marcia Rosen’s new book is hard to put down! The characters are engaging and you enjoy getting to know them as you read this mystery. I enjoyed discovering the world and people in Murder at the Zoo and can’t wait to read more from this author!”
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