Murder at the Zoo


Murder at the Zoo

by Marcia Rosen

GENRE: Mystery

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.


Bryan whispered to Isabella, walked out, and came back in with the most special gift of all. Handing Miranda the leash to an Australian Shepherd puppy he said, “Your new watch dog.” And giving her a big kiss, he whispered, “You know, I love you.”


The detective and the veterinarian were too busy to deal with the “I love you” issue for now but. . . eventually.


Of course, the voices had to have their say.


“Yes, you can trust him.” Agatha was such a romantic.


“Well, we agree!” chimed in Sherlock and Raymond.


“What are you going to name her?” 


With a mischievous grin Miranda said, “Agatha.”

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.


“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!”

Q&A With the Author 

What did you enjoy most about writing this book? 

  I love finding the right situation and comments for the famous voices.

  I also like create the murder mystery puzzle.

Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about? 


  I'm working on 2nd book for the series: The Cinderella and Podcast Murders

Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future? 


   Getting the word out about my series, takes a lot of time to write a book like this so hoping to appeal to readers. I also like writing articles that talk about writing and marketing books

How long have you been writing? 


   I've been writing books about 12 years, but over 20 for public relations and marketing agency I owned. 

Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?


   Thank you.  I love the importance of location in a story. What are your thoughts? 


Marcia Rosen will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. I truly appreciated your featuring me and readers who like the cover and book. Marcia

  2. Sounds like a good unique mystery story. Anyone with Sherlock Holmes in her head should do well solving the crime.

    1. I love your comment. Yes Sherlock had a lot to say...and quite bossy, Marcia

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  4. This sounds like an interesting read.

  5. Replies
    1. Dear Sherry and Mary, I so love your kind comments. It was fun to write

  6. Thank you to everyone who have been so generous with their comments.

  7. The book sounds intriguing. Love the cover!


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