"Rosemary Harris is a GEM of a writer!"
- Joanne Fluke, NYTimes best-selling author
"Smart, sassy and sophisticated. The Bitches of Brooklyn is the best female buddy book yet."
— Elaine Viets, Anthony and Agatha Award-winning author
"Quirky, original, and captivating."
— Carolyn Hart, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity award-winning novelist
"a sophisticated mix of comedy, romance and murder."
— Connecticut Post
The Bitches of Brooklyn
Fast, funny and filled with Harris' trademark snappy dialogue and quirky characters forced to reevaluate their friendships, their marriages and their memories.
"Funny, a little wise-crackly, but at it's heart a book about friends, loyalty, marriage and memories. Rosemary Harris is a GEM of a writer!"
—Joanne Fluke, NYTimes best-selling author of the Hannah Swenson series
"I love this book. Smart, sassy and sophisticated, The Bitches of Brooklyn is the best female buddy book yet. I dare you to put it down."
—Elaine Viets best-selling author of Catnapped!
Anthony and Agatha Award-nominated Rosemary Harris is back with another Dirty Business mystery featuring amateur sleuth/master gardener Paula Holliday! Welcome to The Big Apple Flower Show where more than just the plants are dying.
"...it's fun...from swanky... bars to Korean groceries to the Big Apple Flower Show.. she deals with the eccentric cast ... and.. crime. Harris' writing is sharp and funny. Slugfest is an absolute treat."--(4 ½ stars) -- RT Book Reviews
Fugitive mom...that's the tabloid headline that rocks a small New England town when it's discovered that one of their favorite ladies is a fugitive from the law. Amateur sleuth and professional landscaper Paula Holliday is called on by the woman's family to find out who dropped the dime and why this long-kept secret is enough to kill for.
NPR calls DEAD HEAD "a perfect summer read."
"Fast, funny dialogue, clever description and a good mystery make Harris' latest a very strong, entertaining cozy. With excitement and a surprise ending, this one's a winner." 4 stars!
Corpse Flower (previously released as The Big Dirt Nap)
An all-expense paid trip to an upstate hotel with pal, Lucy Cavanaugh seems like a good idea. Besides, the hotel is playing host to a rare corpse flower which is just about to bloom. But when Lucy doesn't show up and a dead guy does, it seems like less of a good idea. Add some Ukrainian mobsters, a pair of ladykilling brothers, a bankrupt businessmen and a group of college kids who know how to party, and Paula has her hands full. But something stinks - and it isn't just the corpse flower.
". . . smart, hip, and laugh-out-loud funny..sheer entertainment which requires no previous gardening experience to...dig it!"
Agatha, Anthony award winning author of A Date You Can't Refuse
--Harley Jane Kozak
Pushing Up Daisies
Meet Paula Holliday, a transplanted media exec who trades her stilettos for garden clogs when she makes the move from the big city to the suburbs to start a gardening business. Paula can handle deer, slugs and the occasional human pest - but she's not prepared for the mummified body she finds while restoring the gardens at Halcyon, a local landmark.
Casual snooping turns serious when a body is impaled on a garden tool and one of Paula's friends is arrested for the crime.
Aided by the still-hot aging rocker who owns the neighborhood greasy spoon, a wise-cracking former colleague, and a sexy Mexican laborer with a few secrets of his own, Paula digs for the truth and unearths more dirty business the town has kept buried for years.
"Delicious mysteries grow and multiply. A fun story where bodies and plants can both be dug up! Paula Holliday is one savvy gardener and amateur sleuth!"
-- --Linda O. Johnston, author Pet Rescue Mystery series.
"A spunky sleuth to root for and a plot that grows deadlier with each turn of the page all blossom into a fast-paced garden of mystery delights." --Kate Collins, author of The Flower Shop Mysteries
Death of a Songbird
Death of a Songbird is a short story that introduces Wanda "Babe" Chinnery, one of the main characters in the Dirty Business mystery series - 20 years before she meets Paula Holliday in the Agatha and Anthony Award-nominated Pushing Up Daisies. In 1985, long before she owned the Paradise Diner, Babe was a back-up singer. When one of the other members of the group, the Songbirds, dies suddenly, Babe and one of the band's roadies head off on his Harley to find the girl's family and learn that none of them ever really knew the girl at all.
"This short story gives the reader a glimpse into Wanda "Babe" Chinnery's life before she shows up in Rosemary Harris's "Pushing Up Daisies." Here she's a backup singer, living in cheap motels as the band travels from gig to gig. The death of one of the backup singers is the catalyst for her attempt to locate the young girl's family before the group leaves the area. But everything . . . including the dead girl herself . . . turns out to be far different from anything Wanda expected.
"Death of a Songbird" establishes an interesting background for Wanda; fans of Miss Harris's Dirty Business Mysteries should consider this story a must-read. Highly recommended."