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M J Rose

USA flag (b.1953)

M.J. Rose is the internationally bestselling author.  Her work has appeared in many anthologies including Oprah's Live Your Best Life and Thriller. The creator of the first marketing company for authors, Authorbuzz.com, Rose is also a founding member and on the board of directors of International Thriller Writers. She lives in Connecticut with composer and musician Doug Scofield and their spoiled dog, Winka.

Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Historical, Historical Mystery

Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
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Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2005) : The Halo Effect

M J Rose recommends
The Alchemist's Secret (2007)
(Ben Hope, book 1)
Scott Mariani
"Action packed with lively characters, wonderful locations and enough twists and turns to keep you turning the pages, The Fulcanelli Manuscript is a treasure-hunt thriller that establishes this author as one to watch."
The Sinner's Guide to Confession (2008)
Phyllis Schieber
"Schieber gets into the hearts and minds of her wonderfully rich and well-rounded characters... Smart fiction that makes you think."
Knight's Fork (2008)
(Djinn Family, book 3)
Rowena Cherry
"Fantasy fiction at its very best."
The Pharos Objective (2010)
(Morpheus Initiative, book 1)
David Sakmyster
"This is a book I wish I'd written - great premise - great imagination!"
The Map of Time (2011)
(Map of Time, book 1)
Félix J Palma
"Strange and wonderful. Magical and smart. Félix J. Palma has done more than written a wonderful novel, he's concocted a supernatural tour de force. Time travel, tragic love, murder and mystery all combine in what is nothing short of a surprising, satisfying and mesmerizing read."
The Sapphire Storm (2013)
(Tallent & Lowery, book 2)
Amy Lignor
"A flat-out, slam-dunk, no-questions-asked-terrific-adventure.Try not to turn the pages too fast because the wonderfully complex characters deserve your time!."
The Boy in the Woods (2014)
Carter Wilson
"A terrific, terrifying thriller that grabs you, disturbs you and doesn't let go."
The Magician's Lie (2015)
Greer Macallister
"The Magician's Lie is riveting, compelling, beautiful, frightening, evocative and above all magical. Don't miss this immersive novel of suspense and wonder from an exciting new voice in historical fiction!"
The Accidental Empress (2015)
(Sisi, book 1)
Allison Pataki
"I felt as if I’d been transported to Austria in this powerful and sweeping novel. A heart wrenching, beautiful story, rich with historical detail and political intrigue. Skillful and utterly captivating."
The Fortune Teller (2017)
Gwendolyn Womack
"The Fortune Teller takes you on an international thrill ride across centuries - with fascinating research and memorable characters - proving once again that Gwendolyn Womack is a magician, keeping readers turning pages with wonder and awe."
The Beautiful Ones (2017)
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
"Truly one of the most beautiful books I've read in a long time. This sweeping tale of love lost and found is told with old-world elegance and grace with just the right touch of magic."
The Black Painting (2018)
Neil Olson
"You'll need extra coffee in the morning because The Black Painting is going to keep you up reading way too late! A well-crafted psychological thriller with an intricate plot and first-rate characters, this deluxe suspense literally bursts with surprises."
The English Wife (2018)
Lauren Willig
"An elegant page turner that kept me guessing. A masterful story that transported me back in time. A great, great Gothic."
Ecstasy (2018)
Mary Sharratt
"Mary Sharratt has more than done justice to one of the most interesting, shocking, and passionate women of the 20th century. Overflowing with life and lust, Ecstasy explores this flawed but fascinating woman."
19 Myths About Cheating (2018)
Randy Susan Meyers
"Women will read this heart-wrenching and funny novella with a mixture of recognition, terror, and delight. Truly not to be missed!."
Wicked River (2018)
Jenny Milchman
"Jenny Milchman's characters jump off the page...Wicked River is compulsive reading - I kept holding my breath and turning the pages faster and faster. It's a book that should cement Jenny's place as a must read thriller writer for fans hungry for domestic suspense in the style of Gillian Flynn."
The Masterpiece (2018)
Fiona Davis
"An enthralling tale of love and art, lost and found. Fiona Davis has written another beautiful valentine to New York City, this one about two women, fifty years apart, both struggling and fighting to find themselves in a time and place not always kind to the displaced or lonely. A fascinating, tender, mysterious and ultimately deeply satisfying novel."
Marilla of Green Gables (2018)
Sarah McCoy
"A pitch perfect love letter to Lucy Maud Montgomery's Green Gables. Even if you weren't an ardent fan, you'll still want to read this book. Marilla is a loving, captivating fictional portrait of a woman and a time that is well worth escaping to. A beautiful, heart rending story, a wonderful novel."
House of Ashes (2018)
(Haunted Bluffs Mystery, book 1)
Loretta Marion
"House of Ashes is a haunting, atmospheric tale rich with compelling characters and a compelling mystery. So mesmerizing and immersive it's simply impossible to put down. Mysterious and entertaining, an absolute page turner."
The Scent Keeper (2019)
Erica Bauermeister
"A fascinating, totally original and captivating tale about how the love that separates us is also the love that keeps us together."
A Splendid Ruin (2021)
Megan Chance
"Somehow Megan Chance has stepped back in time and delivered a mesmerizing tale that will compel you to turn just one more page, to finish one more chapter as, along with the novel’s fascinating heroine, May Kimble, you try to learn the mystery at the heart of this powerful novel. San Francisco during the Gilded age has never been painted more lovingly or—during its devastating fire—more compassionately. An absorbing, tragic, heart-wrenching historical novel that [is] at once thought-provoking and ultimately so very satisfying. Brava!"
Joan (2022)
Katherine J Chen
"Katherine J. Chen has stunningly summoned another time and place."
A Bend of Light (2022)
Joy Jordan-Lake
"A marvelous novel of historical fiction full of emotion, suspense, and nuanced, evocative, and provocative writing. This is a fabulous tale that will stay with you long after you've turned the last page."

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