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Murder at the Zoo
Murder at the Zoo

Murder at the Zoo


Agatha, Raymond, Sherlock, & Me Mystery


240 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: March 2023

ISBN 9781951122492

Rights: WOR

Artemesia Publishing, LLC (Mar 2023)


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A clever, intriguing, and gripping new cozy mystery filled with exciting twists and turns, bizarre murders and fascinating characters, including several dead authors who seem to speak to Veterinarian, Miranda Scott. A fan since childhood of Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, and Sherlock Holmes their voices seem to live in her head frequently telling her what to do…and not do. Especially when it comes to solving mysteries. After a body is tossed into the lions’ habitat at the zoo where she is the senior veterinarian, Miranda and Detective Bryan Anderson find themselves investigating several murders and dealing with a group of bad guys threatening Miranda, while gangster friends of her father try to protect her. Miranda and Bryan alternate between flirting and fighting off romantic feelings. Murder, deceit, revenge, her dramatic mother, gangster father and godfather all get in the way of a fine romance!


“Marcia Rosen's new book is hard to put down! The characters are engaging and you enjoy getting to know them as you follow the mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed discovering the world and people in Murder at the Zoo and can't wait to read more from this author!” —Cat Harper, Events Manager/National Steinbeck Center

“This book will keep you turning the pages as you unravel the many threads leading to a solution. Eccentric characters, a little romance, and a lot of mystery makes this book one you will not put down.” —Terry Lucas, Director, Shelter Island Library


"If you love murder mysteries and animals, you’ll be captivated by Marcia Rosen’s latest book, Get ready to stay up late—brew a pot of coffee or open a bottle of wine—because you won’t be able to put this one down!" —Elizabeth Belasco, PhD, Murder Mystery Lover, Animal Lover, aka the DogEaredGhostwriter!


Murder at the Zoo is such a wonderful fantasy for mystery lovers. Marcia Rosen brought together the most-loved historical mystery writers to advise her charming new character, Miranda. Rosen has brilliantly allowed us to experience the wisdom and humor of earlier writers as they become friends and advisors to Miranda and help her solve the exciting Murder at the Zoo!” —Susann Thon, Vice President, Central Coast Writers


"I enjoyed reading Murder at the Zoo. Miranda is a clever, likeable character. From the opening scene when a body is being pushed over a fence, the storyline held my interest. I especially liked references to Agatha Christie's characters and other notable fictional sleuths as well. I found the writing to be clear and paced perfectly with characters that were well-drawn and believable. I look forward to further adventures in this interesting series." —Michael Campeta, author of The Late Mr. Cary 


“Such thrills in the first few sentences! Marcia Rosen knows how to get right into the adventure. Her wide range of characters are introduced early and given sufficient dimension to make them interesting and distinct and suspicious. Most intriguing and unusual are the voices in her lead character's head – the mystery writers of old who have shaped her thinking and advise her non-stop. And what a crime scene – the zoo!” —Mary Jo McDonough, President of the American Women's Association in New Delhi and World Affairs Council Board Member


“This is so much fun. Love the storyline and characters, not to mention a host of my favorite mystery authors and sleuths.” —Sharon Tucker, Workshop Chair and President, Central Coast Writers


"Murder, mystery, and auditory hallucinations. Murder at the Zoo by M. Glenda Rosen grabs your attention right away and pulls you into the puzzle of Miranda's life. The perspectives of famous murder mystery authors along with Miranda’s insights make for a fun read." —Aretta Ariel-Boggs, freelance editor


Author Biography

Marcia Rosen (aka M. Glenda Rosen) is the author of ten books including The Senior Sleuths, the Dying To Be Beautiful Mystery Series, and The Gourmet Gangster: Mysteries and Menus (New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards winner). She is also the author of The Woman’s Business Therapist and award winning My Memoir Workbook. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Southwest Writers, Women Writing the West, New Mexico Book Association, Public Safety Writer’s Association, and National Association of Independent Writers and Editors. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.