Rosett, Sara

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Rosett, Sara

PERSONAL:

Married; husband an Air Force pilot. Education: Graduated from college summa cum laude.

ADDRESSES:

E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Writer. Has worked as a credit processor, a staff reporter for two Air Force base newspapers, and a researcher/writer for a travel company.

WRITINGS:

Moving Is Murder: A Mom Zone Mystery, Kensington Books (New York, NY), 2006.

Staying Home Is a Killer: A Mom Zone Mystery, Kensington Books (New York, NY), 2007.

SIDELIGHTS:

Sara Rosett is the wife of an Air Force pilot and the author of the "Mom Zone" mystery series, which includes tips on things like moving and organizing closets. The series features Ellie Avery, an Air Force wife who finds herself living in different locales with each of her husband's new assignments. The first book in the series, Moving Is Murder: A Mom Zone Mystery, finds Ellie the mother of a newborn fretting over the fact that she can't get away from the military life because their new home is in the same neighborhood as other Air Force personnel. When Ellie discovers the body of a disliked, flirty Air Force wife by her SUV, apparently dead from an allergic reaction to a bee sting, Ellie becomes suspicious after finding honey smeared on the bottom of the SUV's gas pedal. In a review of Moving Is Murder in Publishers Weekly, a contributor noted the novel's "appealing heroine and the intriguing insider peek into air force life." A contributor to the Sonderbooks Web site called it "a delightful first novel."

The next book in the series, Staying Home Is a Killer: A Mom Zone Mystery, begins with the suicide of Ellie's pregnant friend Penny, who just hours earlier seemed perky when Ellie talked to her but then is found in her bathtub with her wrists slit. Although Penny's death is thought to be a suicide, Ellie thinks otherwise. When another friend is poisoned, the police begin to suspect that perhaps Ellie is a murderer. Calling the mystery a "well-executed … cozy," a Publishers Weekly contributor also pointed out that the book's "most valuable insight is its window into women's lives on a military base." Andrea Sisco, writing on the Armchair Interviews Web site, commented that the book is for readers who "like cozy mysteries that have plenty of action and lots of suspects and clues."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2006, review of Moving Is Murder: A Mom Zone Mystery, p. 66.

Publishers Weekly, February 6, 2006, review of Moving Is Murder, p. 47; February 12, 2007, review of Staying Home Is a Killer: A Mom Zone Mystery, p. 66.

ONLINE

Armchair Interviews,http://armchairinterviews.com/ (July 18, 2007), Andrea Sisco, review of Staying Home Is a Killer.

Sara Rosett Home Page,http://www.sararosett.com (July 18, 2007).

Sonderbooks,http://www.sonderbooks.com/ (June 30, 2006), review of Moving Is Murder.