The author of Pushing Up Daisies, Dead Head and Slugfest, Rosemary Harris writes contemporary novels that have been called "quirky, original and captivating" Carolyn Hart, "a wild and funny ride" Crimespree Magazine, "one of the best first fiction titles of 2008" Library Journal, "a nifty puzzle" Publishers Weekly and "hilarious" Kirkus Reviews. Julia Spencer calls them "a must read for cozy readers!"
Her newest book is a standalone novel called The Bitches of Brooklyn (available August 2013) Four friends await the arrival of a fifth at a Cape Cod bungalow where they spend an all-girls weekend every summer. But this time the fifth woman doesn't show. instead she sends a note that reads "I've run off with one of your men."
Fast, funny and filled with Harris' trademark snappy dialogue, The Bitches of Brooklyn are colorful women forced to reevaluate their friendships, their marriages - and their memories.
The four books in the Dirty Business series feature amateur sleuth Paula Holliday. In her debut novel, PUSHING UP DAISIES, Paula - a transplanted city girl who moves to the suburbs - finds a mummified body. That book was inspired by a real mummified body found not far from Rosemary's home in suburban Connecticut and was nominated for both the Agatha and the Anthony for Best First Novel of 2008.
DEAD HEAD, asks the question, "How well do we really know our neighbors?" when one of Paula's clients, a well-liked and respected member of the community is discovered to be a fugitive from the law.
NPR (CT) called it "..a perfect summer read" and RT Magazine gave it "4 Stars!"
Slugfest, The Flower Show Murders, takes place at a fictional flower show where more than just the plants are dying. RT Booklovers gave it 4 Stars and called it "an absolute treat."
Rosemary is past president of Mystery Writers of America NY Chapter and past president of Sisters in Crime New England. She is a member of CAPA (CT Authors and Publishers and RWA, Romance Writers of America.
When she's not writing or reading, Harris finds time for gardening, hiking the national parks and volunteering at Habitat for Humanity. She and her husband have been on numerous HFH trips including builds in New Orleans, Cambodia, Mexico, Tanzania, El Salvador, Trinidad and China. With the help of many friends in the book publishing industry, they have founded a community library in central Tanzania. They live - with a large golden retriever - in NYC and Fairfield County, CT.
Visit her at www.rosemaryharris.com
TEN THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW ABOUT ROSEMARY
1- OWNS 500 COOKIE CUTTERS (AND LOVES TO BAKE)
2- IS A MASTER GARDENER
3- MADE IT TO THE TOP OF MT. KILIMANJARO
4- PRODUCED A VIDEO ON SIGN LANGUAGE FOR THE DEAF
5- HAS MET THREE FIRST LADIES
6- KISSED PETE TOWNSEND
7- TREKKED TO EVEREST BASE CAMP
8- WISHES SHE COULD SING LIKE PATSY CLINE AND PLAY TENNIS LIKE ROGER FEDERER
9- COLLECTS UGLY LAMPS FROM THE 40S AND 50S
10-LETS HER DOG SLEEP ON THE BED EVEN THOUGH IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE UNHEALTHY