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Murder at the Zoo

An Agatha, Raymond, Sherlock, and Me Mystery

Murder at the Zoo

Murder at the Zoo

Author: Marcia G. Rosen
ISBN: 9781951122492 (paperback)
ISBN: 9781951122560 (ebook)
Publication Date: March 14, 2023
Price: $15.95
Pages: 240

When she was a young girl, Miranda Scott read dozens of mystery books by authors such as Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, and she loved characters like Sherlock Holmes. She was equally obsessed with watching old black and white crime movies. She began hearing their voices in her head suggesting what she should and should not do. Sometimes, she even answered them.

After a body is tossed into the lions' habitat at the zoo where she is the senior veterinarian, Miranda Scott and Detective Bryan Anderson find themselves investigating several murders. There is a group of bad guys seeking revenge as well as other possible suspects. Miranda must also deal with a scheming would-be boyfriend, her badly-behaved mother, her co-workers, and gangster friends of her father, who she has loved and known since childhood. The good guys do their best to protect her. So do the voices in her head. All the while, Miranda and Bryan alternate between flirting and fighting off romantic feelings. Well, Miranda does; Bryan is ready for love. Murder seems to keep getting in the way!

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"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!"
~ Cat Harper, National Steinbeck Center

"A delightful and charming new series filled with twists and turns, unexpected events and wonderful characters including several dead authors!"
~ Elizabeth Cooke, award-winning author of 21 books.

"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 make this book one you will not put down."
~ Terry Lucas, Director, Shelter Island Library

"Murder at the Zoo, an Agatha, Raymond, Sherlock, and Me Mystery is a wonderful fantasy for mystery lovers. Rosen has brilliantly allowed us to experience the wisdom and humor of earlier writers as advisors to Miranda and help her solve the exciting Murder at the Zoo!"
~ Susann Thon, Past Vice President, Central Coast Writers

"I really enjoyed Murder at the Zoo and the adventures of Miranda and her special friends."
~ Michael Campeta, author of three mysteries

"Love the storyline and characters, not to mention a host of my favorite mystery authors and sleuths."
~ Sharon Tucker, co-author, Discreet Detectives

"A great read sure to satisfy Ms. Rosen's mystery fans. They'll be wanting more before this first book in the series ends!"
~ Leah Rubin, Editor, Your Second Pen

"Such thrills in the first few sentences! And what a crime scene-the zoo!"
~ Mary Jo McDonough, International Project Writer

"If you love murder mysteries and animals, you'll be captivated by Marcia Rosen's latest book, Murder at the Zoo. 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, Ph.D, National Association of Writers & Editors


2023 CIPA EVVY Award - Finalist, Mystery/Crime/Detective
2023 CIPA EVVY Award - Bronze Winner, Mystery/Crime/Detective

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