Rosemary Aubert is the author of sixteen published books, including the Ellis Portal mystery series and other novels as well as several books of poetry. Excerpts and information about these can be viewed on her website: rosemaryaubert.com.
The Light in Trieste is a novel of international intrigue that spans three centuries. It’s the story of an empress, a refugee and a prostitute, three desperate women in three different time periods, each attempting to use the same stolen antique scientific instrument to bribe her way into a new life in America. Aubert follows the fictional path of the glowing prism once owned by Sir Isaac Newton.
Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) is considered by many to have been the greatest scientist of all time. His studies set the stage for all subsequent examinations in the theories of physics and astronomy. These poems, written as though in his own voice, show him to be a person much more at ease in searching for answers to the mysteries of the universe than to the secrets of his own heart.
Rosemary Aubert graduated from U. of Toronto in Criminology and authored the award-winning Ellis Portal mystery series. She was a security officer at the US Consulate and ran the office of a half-way house for men leaving prison. She served as a Community Relations director assisting women coming out of prison and was a bailiff for 10 years. These experiences inspired The Midnight Boat to Palermo.
Ellis Portal has resigned from solving mysteries. Or so he thinks. When a profound personal tragedy propels him into a puzzling case with no suspects and no clues, he’s forced back into the world of crime. Against the drama of a Toronto conference that brings world leaders to the city, Ellis finds himself surrounded with new enemies and old allies.