Monday, August 14, 2023

Excerpt Release: Murder at the Zoo (An Agatha, Raymond, Sherlock and Me Mystery) by Marcia Rosen with an excerpt and a giveaway

Murder at the Zoo

An Agatha, Raymond, Sherlock and Me Mystery

by Marcia Rosen

GENRE: Cozy 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.


“Get in the car,” Lillian Scott told Miranda, not too pleasantly.

“I have to go to the Zoo.”

“You have to go with me, unless you want to join John Lynch and his pal.”

“What? How do you know they’re pals?”

Sliding into the front seat of her mother’s messy Jeep, they drove on without either one saying another word for quite a while. There was little traffic as they left the Northwest part of the city and headed toward Santa Rosa and the Cedar Crest exit.

Their distress was palpable, each of them fighting the urge to scream at each other and drive anywhere else except where they were going.

“Oh dear, Miranda knows where they’re going. What do they want with her?” asked Agatha

 “Chandler, you’re uncharacteristically quiet,” said Sherlock 

“Don’t know enough to comment,” answered Raymond

“Well that has certainly never stopped you before.”

“True. I am just wondering how her mother knows the man tossed to the lions was a pal of John Lynch?” 

Lillian Scott slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting a deer, jolting Miranda. “Why are you doing this? Since when are you still involved with my father and these people?

“Listen, love, I’m not thrilled with this either or with the idea of someone possibly  wanting to kill you.” Lillian never did mince her words.

Miranda knew exactly where they were headed. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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!”

Cat Harper

National Steinbeck Center





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

Check out these other blogs on this tour: 


  1. When is the next book in the series coming out?

  2. I love the cover art, synopsis and excerpt, Murder at the Zoo is a must read for me. Are there many more stories planned for the series?

  3. I really like the cover and excerpt.

  4. This sounds like a great mystery book to read


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