Reviews & Praise


DYING TO BE BEAUTIFUL
By M. Glenda Rosen

Dying To Be Beautiful: Without a Head by M. Glenda Rosen is a quirky female private investigator novel that will keep readers hooked with its charm, wit and suspense. Private Investigator, and main character, Jenna Preston is someone that readers will be able to relate to and will enjoy following, as she uncovers the clues needed to solve the crime. The connection between Jenna and the police department is well-written in that you see them working together and not stepping on each other's toes. This makes the charm and wit of the suspenseful story line easier to see and enjoy. What seems to be the first book in a series, I look forward to seeing what falls into Jenna's lap next.

Amazon Reviews

"A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written murder mystery book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great murder mystery movie, or a mini TV series. 1 book you must read to the very end. There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars."
— Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)

"Applause and more applause for DYING TO BE BEAUTIFUL. I really enjoyed the book, how you thought of all the ins and outs I don't know but you sure did. The descriptions of the Hamptons were great, I feel like I've been there. The best are the sentences at the end of most chapters, very clever! Now ready for next book."
— Joyce O.

"This is a beautifully written book with excellent characters and storyline. It gets an A plus and I cannot wait for Ms. Rosen's next novel."
— Aileen Rankin

"A Peak at the Rich and Famous. The book was written well, and the main characters very likable. There are 'deals' and affairs, as well as plenty of danger. My favorite character is Watson, an Irish Setter and his adopted sister, Aggie. They stole the show for me."
— by Booklover

"I just finished the second in the mystery series "Dying to Be Beautiful," and I am hooked! Jenna, the main character, is whip smart, and lovely. The author describes beautifully what really happens in the Hampton's, especially in the crazy summer months. Weaving the theme of homelessness into the story line is brilliant, and works extremely well. Just loved it! A quick and frothy read!"
— Selina

"Fabulous. What a fascinating, fun, intricate and well-written book. Love how author wrote about the allure and craziness of the Hampton's and was able to include a sense of humanity at the end. Wonderful."
— Ranelle

"What a great view of life in the Hamptons - with a couple of gory murders added for excitement."

"What a fun read! It's an unpredictable plot, starting with a severed head in the sink of a beauty salon! The contrast of life on the East End of Long Island, between the rich summer visitors, and lowly residents, adds an interesting dimension to the book, and the characters, including a beautiful setter dog named Watson, (smart, protective, and necessary to the plot) - brings humor and humanity to the whole. I loved it."

Reviews & Praise

"We're thrilled to have your book in our store!"
— Book Soup, Los Angeles, Ca

"DYING TO BE BEAUTIFUL is a fascinating look into the multi-million dollar world of beauty and the things people will do to attain it. You are a fun and engaging storyteller who clearly knows her way around a plot twist or two. Jenna manages to be both tough and glamorous in her role as a private investigator."
— New York Publishing Agent

"Love the term 'arm candy.' You must have lived through lots of gossip when you were in the Hamptons. Don't want to put the book down."
— Rosemary L.

"Marcia, you are AMAZING and this is WONDERFUL news. It will be EEWN supporters bittersweet triumph without you there — celebrating at Buoy One. Maybe your shadow will show up?"
— Mym Tuma

Articles and Presentations

"Author From East End Introduces Mystery Series Set in The Hamptons"
— Huntington Arts and Entertainment News

"Author From East End Introduces Mystery Series Set in The Hamptons"
— Riverhead Patch

Author Spotlight: "Dying To Be Beautiful" Mysteries Series by M. Glenda Rosen
— Women Owned Business Club Magazine

"Dying To Be Beautiful" Mysteries - Without A Head
— Book Revue
Book Revue

"Dying To Be Beautiful" Mysteries - Fashion Queen
— Book Revue
Book Revue

"Now What?" Publishing and Marketing Your Book!
Pubic Safety Writers Association
Panel Speaker, July, 2016

"From the Perspective of a Native New Yorker"
Mystery Readers Journal, Spring, 2016
New York City Mysteries 1

"A Collection of Pens"
Police Writers Newsletter

"Now What?" Publishing and Marketing Your Book!
Sisters In Crime

"Encouraging and Supporting the Writer Within You!
Classes, Carmel, California

Goodreads

A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written murder mystery book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great murder mystery movie, or a mini TV series. 1 book you must read to the very end. There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars. — Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)

This story is set in The Hamptons area on the east end of Long Island, where the rich and famous are pampered, specifically in Darcy's salon. Alas, she discovers the head of a man in one of her sinks. She calls Private Investigator and friend Jenna Preston, a native of the area. Jenna calls the P.D. in the person of Detective Troy Johnson. The head is identificd as that of a former stylist whom Darcy fired because of being drunk and disorderly too many times. By delving into his background and his relationship with the wife of a man whose financial dealings are questionable, and by looking at the victim's associates, they discover there is more going on in their community than they knew about. The love of Jenna's life is Watson, an Irish setter, and boyfriend, Dave, who raises dogs. — Gay

Great book. — Nile

"Thought it was a very good book. loved the book." — Thomas

Several hundred people have marked to read for "Dying To Be Beautiful" books.
"Dying to Be Beautiful" Book 1 [Goodreads]
"Dying to Be Beautiful" Book 2 [Goodreads]
"Dying to Be Beautiful" Books 3&4 (In One Book) [Goodreads]

Books By M. Glenda Rosen (Marcia G. Rosen)


In The Works

"DYING TO BE BEAUTIFUL" Mystery Series
Book 5: "MANHATTAN TO THE HAMPTONS"
Book 6: "BEAUTY MARKS"

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