Friday, August 11, 2023

Excerpt Tour: Murder at the Zoo by Marcia Rosen

 It's a blog tor and this one looks fantastic. Murder at the Zoo by Marcia Rosen. You'll want to keep reading. Why? There are prizes to be won in addition to the fantastic book to read. What's being given away? Marcia Rosen will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. How cool is that? Want more chances to win? Then follow the tour. You can do that here:

Murder at the Zoo

An Agatha, Raymond, Sherlock and Me Mystery

by Marcia Rosen

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.

Now for an Excerpt:

Wilson grabbed her arm and pulled her up, “Get your boss and security guard over here. Let them know there’s been another murder at the Zoo.”

Miranda looked at Bryan who shrugged his shoulders. There was nothing he could do. Not now. She knew she should have trusted him.

“One of these days you’re going to learn to trust me, “ he whispered to her.

By the time Emma and George arrived, the Medical Examiner and her photographer were already busy with the body. Forensics was checking the area around it.

The Zoo was lit up and getting more and more hectic. The scene outside grew bolder and brighter as once again press and television cameras arrived. Two new Vet Interns and several Vet Technicians showed up as well. Apparently, social media was in full gossip.

Police cars, an ambulance, and even a fire engine arrived just in case. Their sirens could be heard racing through the city to the Zoo. When the news went out over the police monitor, the response grew to unnecessary proportions.

“You know, it seems there’s a rhythm to this type of chaos. I always find it fascinating that everyone’s movements are carefully calculated in order not to disturb the body or possible evidence. You can learn so much by watching the reactions,” Agatha said.

Then the obnoxious state senator showed up at the murder scene. Wilson had called him. He was always looking to make points with the senator. The senator was always looking to be a media star, and this story was made for his ego.

Wilson and State Senator Matthew Graham had met years earlier. Each found a way to serve the other’s purpose. Neither had the will of the people or justice as their primary interest.

The press was shouting questions at the 62-year-old Graham, who was only too glad to oblige them, as he straightened his tie and pushed back the few wisps of hair he had left.


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!”  ~ Cat Harper, National Steinbeck Center



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Kim said...

Sounds like an interesting mystery.

marisela zuniga said...

thanks for sharing, it sounds very good

pippirose said...

The book sounds very interesting. Great cover.