Rosemary Harris

Author of The Bitches of Brooklyn and the Dirty Business mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Paula Holliday. Pushing Up Daisies, the first book in the series, was nominated for an Agatha and an Anthony for Best First Novel of 2008. Other books in the series are The Big Dirt Nap, Dead Head and Slugfest. Her first short story, Growing up is For Losers was published in the Level Best Anthology Still Waters. She is also a member of MWA-NY and CAPA.


Dead Head - Third in the Dirty Business Mystery SeriesFugitive 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.

Minotaur Books - 2010-04-13

Pushing Up Daisies - First in the Dirty Business Mystery SeriesPushing Up Daisies is the debut novel in the Dirty Business msytery series featuring amateur sleuth Paula Holliday. Nominated for both an Agatha and an Anthony for Best First Novel of 2008, it will be available on Amazon Kindle for only $2.99 starting on March 15, 2011 to coincide with the paperback release of Dead Head.Thirtyish former television exec Pau. . .

Minotaur Books - 2008-02-06

The Big Dirt Nap -  Second in the Dirty Business Mystery SeriesAn all-expenses paid weekend at an upstate hotel with her oldest friend seems like a good idea to Paula Holliday. After all, gardening season doesn’t really kick in for another few weeks and she and Lucy Cavanaugh haven’t had a chance to catch up since they worked together in the television business. Besides, the hotel is playing ho. . .

Minotaur Books - 2009-02-01

Slugfest - Fourth in the Dirty Business Mystery Series  When Paula Holliday agrees to act as exhibit manager for a reclusive artist she’s expecting a laidback weekend picking up gardening tips. She doesn’t expect to be knee-deep in horticultural sabotage, beheaded gnomes, homicide, and something called The Javits Curse. Then an overeager attendee is found floating in the river and Paula. . .

St. Martin's Minotaur - 2011-03-29