Maureen Anne Jennings has worn the hats of a journalist, copywriter, editor, publishing consultant, media relations manager, book festival director, and Fillmore East staffer. She owns more than 100 hats, not all of them work related.
After the obligatory waitressing during college, she squandered a few years behind the bar at various dives in lower Manhattan. She also owned and operated a pub in northern California.
Be careful what you write about.
Rose Leary writes murder mysteries, but she never wants to see another real corpse. She tends bar to buy time to write in 1980s New York City, until her gruesome discovery of a murdered colleague derails those careful plans. Questions about guilt and innocence contaminate more than the crime scene. Danger edges closer, and she has to outwit the killer to save everything that matters most.
Rose Leary tends bar in 1980s New York City to subsidize her writing career. When someone keeps killing women at her job, Rose suspects she's next. Despite official warnings to leave sleuthing to the pros, she struggles to find the murderer in a desperate race to save herself and her work. Smart and stubborn Rose brings her sharp wit to the search, defying her fear with dark humor. And cocktails