Books by M.J. Rose

THE WITCH OF PAINTED SORROWS by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Sensual, evocative, mysterious and haunting."
Sandrine Salome flees New York and her treacherous husband to find shelter in Paris with her grandmother, but as she settles in and pursues new passions, it's unclear whether she or an infamous ancestral witch is driving the changes. Read full book review >
THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"A suspenseful and enigmatic story, with gripping historical details and the paranormal subtext Rose has become famous for, which will please her many fans."
Jac L'Etoilemythologist, historian and TV host—becomes embroiled in a quest to find a lost potion that might promise immortality, while revisiting a past love and navigating a dangerous mystery. Read full book review >
SEDUCTION by M.J. Rose
Released: May 7, 2013

"Much déjà vu about nothing."
Rose (The Book of Lost Fragrances, 2012, etc.) fails to breathe new life into her latest offering, which includes themes and characters introduced in previous stories and rehashes discussions about reincarnation, Jungian psychology and olfactory sensations. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"Although cynics would say that the convoluted plot is built on coincidence, Rose's characters repeatedly preach that coincidence does not exist; maybe not, but here's proof that claptrap does."
This addition to Rose's Reincarnationist series of spiritualist romance thrillers (The Memoirist, 2008, etc.) takes on the power of scent as a gateway back to past lives. Read full book review >
THE MEMORIST by M.J. Rose
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Confused? Few readers will care enough to unravel this ridiculous plot."
Memories of previous lives that include some rather tense negotiations with a great 19th-century composer send a young woman to Vienna, where a very unhappy reporter hopes to blow up the Philharmonic. Read full book review >
THE REINCARNATIONIST by M.J. Rose
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An unthrilling thriller from the usually dependable Rose (The Halo Effect, 2004, etc.)."
A world-shattering secret, the ire of the Catholic Church, a professor in mortal danger—no, it's not The Da Vinci Code, but a pallid thriller on the mystery of reincarnation. Read full book review >
THE HALO EFFECT by M.J. Rose
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Far from prurient but also far from thrilling, like a femme and somewhat toned-down Jonathan Kellerman entry."
Rose (Sheet Music, 2003, etc.) launches a series starring Dr. Morgan Snow, who, here, gets roped into a case involving a serial killer and a high-price prostitute. Read full book review >
SHEET MUSIC by M.J. Rose
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 1, 2003

"Rose again strings a taut line of suspense, but her heroine's relentless mourning overwhelms the story rather than adding depth."
After three lusty thrillers (Flesh Tones, 2002, etc.), the author's latest, centered on genius and mourning, becomes mired in its own emotional excess. Read full book review >
FLESH TONES by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"A lush story dressed in upscale detail and brand names, with a tight pace and silky surface. Underneath the surface, though, is just more surface."
Courtroom drama adds texture and suspense to Rose's third tale (In Fidelity, 2001, etc.) of crime, lust, and obsession. Read full book review >
IN FIDELITY by M.J. Rose
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Rose's take on the thriller formula is spiced up by a touch of melodrama: altogether, a satisfying blend."
Second-novelist Rose (author of the much-publicized, originally self-published Lip Service, 1999) offers a well-crafted study of infidelity, wrapped within the context of a psychothriller. Read full book review >
LIP SERVICE by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Corny beyond belief, but amusing nevertheless, Rose's journey into the shallow waters of modern lust will keep you turning the pages. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A debut novel, originally self-published last year, by former ad-woman (and Harlequin Romance account exec) Rose, who constructs a psychological thriller out of a sheltered housewife's sudden immersion in the world of telephone sex. Read full book review >