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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. This resulted in my first 3 young adult novels.


At that point I decided to take Nora into adulthood with a new mystery series for adults, beginning with The South Spit Murders, followed by my newest novel, A Haunting on Dunbar Lane. In this series Nora has the somewhat enviable opportunity to merge her talents for that of nursing with those of law enforcement.


Between the adult mysteries, came my stand alone mystery, Bigamy, loosely based on an actual case from the 1930’s. I hope you enjoy them all!

M.E  Roche


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

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