While the product of a Midwest upbringing, I've lived and worked on both coasts as well as in Ireland. As a registered nurse, I've had the opportunity to work in many facets of nursing, and although retired, I continue to volunteer and enjoy working at a neighborhood clinic.

One of the first things my family did in moving to a new town, was to see that each of us got a new library card. I'm a life-long reader and my favorite books have always been the mysteries---the new and the classics.

Like many writers, I thought of writing for many years before finally sitting down and doing so. My first novels were an attempt to show young readers what nursing was like today, as there didn’t appear to be anything out there beyond those series of the 50’s and 60’s.


My newest novels, while both are mysteries, only one will continue the Nora Brady series, but this time around Nora is an adult with the somewhat enviable opportunity to merge her talents for that of nursing with those of law enforcement.


My second novel is a stand alone, loosely based on an actual case from the 1930’s. I hope you enjoy them both!

M.E  Roche


Member of: Sigma Theta Tau, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Gulf Coast Writers Association