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General Information

Name:  Patricia Ann Rockwell  

Pen Name: Patricia Rockwell

Genre: Mystery

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1946 in Lincoln, Nebraska


-- Blog -- http://www.patriciarockwellauthor.com/patricia-rockwells-blog
-- Website -- http://www.patriciarockwellauthor.com/
-- Patricia Ann Rockwell on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=patricia+ann+rockwell


Illinois Connection

Patricia lives in Aurora, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Patricia Rockwell has spent most of her life teaching. From small liberal arts colleges to large regional research universities-and even a brief stint in a high school, her background in education is extensive. She has taught virtually everything related to Communication-from a fine arts speech-theatre orientation to more recently a social science research approach.Now retired, Rockwell is excited about starting her own publishing company called Cozy Cat Press which will produce mysteries.


Published Works

  • Let's Talk-An Introduction to Human Communications, Pearson Custom Publishing, 2003
  • Scarcasm and Other Mixed Messages, Edwin Mellen Press, 2006Pamela Barnes Acoustic Mystery Series:
  • Sounds of Murder, Cozy Cat Press, 2010
  • FM For Murder, Cozy Cat Press, 2011
  • Stump Speech Murder, Cozy Cat Press, 2012
  • Voice Mail Murder, Cozy Cat Press, 2012
  • Murder in the Round, Cozy Cat Press, 2012Essie Cobb Senior Sleuth Mystery Series:
  • Bingoed, Cozy Cat Press, 2011
  • Papoosed, Cozy Cat Press, 2012
  • Valentined, Cozy Cat Press, 2012
  • Ghosted, Cozy Cat Press, 2013


Selected Titles At Your Library

Sarcasm and other mixed messages :
ISBN: 0773459170. OCLC Number:

Edwin Mellen Press,. Lewiston, N.Y. :. ©2006.

Sounds of murder :
ISBN: 0984479503. OCLC Number:

Cozy Cat Press,. [Aurora, Illinois] :. [2010], ©2010.

When Psychology Professor Pamela Barnes discovers her department's star researcher, Charlotte Clark, strangled to death in the computer lab, she's determined to find the killer. Will an audio recording of the murder allow Pamela to use her expertise in acoustics to identify the killer?

FM for murder :
ISBN: 0984479546. OCLC Number:

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"No one saw the killer, but many heard the murder. Local police are mystified, so they ask psychology professor and accoustics expert Pamela Barnes to assist them in investigating the crime. Can she determine who shot disc jocky and cult music hero "Black Vulture" by listening to the radio station's audio recording of the crime?"--Page 4 of cover.

Stump speech murder :
ISBN: 0984840230. OCLC Number:

Cozy Cat Press,. [Aurora, IL] :. ©2012.

James Grant, a young politician gives a rousing stump speech in a local park and later is found standing over his wife's dead body with the murder weapon in his hands. Psychologist and acoustics expert Pamela Barnes sets out to prove this young man's innocence and help him succeed in his bid for mayor.

Voice mail murder :
ISBN: 0984479589. OCLC Number:

Cozy Cat Press,. [Aurora, IL] :. ©2011.

"Who stabbed the philandering football coach in the back? Was it one of the three women who left romantic voice mail messages on the cell phone found next to his body in the motel room?"--Page 4 of cover.

Murder in the round :
ISBN: 0988194333. OCLC Number:

Cozy Cat Press,. [Aurora, IL] :. ©2012.

"A night out with her husband to watch her best friend perform in a local community theater "in-the-round" production surely shouldn't be cause for amateur sleuth Pamela Barnes to use any of her acoustic detecting skills. But when one of the actresses collapses on stage and dies, Pamela finds herself in the thick of things."--Page 4 of cover.

Bingoed :
ISBN: 0984479570. OCLC Number:

Cozy Cat Press,. [Aurora, IL] :. ©2011.

"Why would spry senior Bob Weiderley suddenly fall into a coma after winning a game of Bingo? After all, he was the most physically fit of all the men at the Happy Haven Assisted Living Facility. Was it possible that someone was out to get the friendly old gentleman? Senior sleuth Essie Cobb and her pals--Opal, Marjorie, and Fay--decide to investigate."--Back cover.

Papoosed :
ISBN: 0984840214. OCLC Number:

Cozy Cat Press,. [Aurora, IL] :. ©2012.

"The Happy Haven Assisted Living Facility is a home for senior citizens -- not newborn babies. So, when one of the kitchen workers asks ninety-year-old resident Essie Cobb to secretly care for his missing co-worker's infant, she is flabbergasted, but determined. Along with her intrepid friends -- Marjorie, Opal, and Fay -- amateur sleuth Essie sets out to hide and protect the baby -- and find his missing mother."--Page 4 of cover.

Valentined :
ISBN: 0984840265. OCLC Number:

Cozy Cat Press,. [Aurora, IL] :. ©2012.

"It's Valentine's Day and most women would be thrilled to receive a card from a secret admirer. Not so, ninety-year-old Essie Cobb, one of the star residents of the Happy Haven Assisted Living Facility. When Essie finds an over-the-top, flowery valentine from an unknown individual in her mailbox, she goes into detective mode."--Page 4 of cover.

Ghosted /
ISBN: 1939816009. OCLC Number:

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"It's Halloween and time for the goblins to come out. But for Essie Cobb, senior sleuth, and her pals at the Happy Haven Assisted Living Facility, there's nothing quite so spooky as a good mystery. Maybe it's the strange new resident who resembles Mark Twain. Why does he collect a box surreptitiously each day from a stranger behind the kitchen entrance? Or maybe it's Felix Federico, Happy Haven's new manager. Where did this Italian heart throb of all the female residents, develop his charming ways? And will Essie's pals be able to convince her to go on a field trip to a local haunted house despite her aversion to any activity that takes her away from a nearby restroom? But most important -- why is Essie seeing things? Such as large rodents in her shower, faces in her crossword puzzles, and the ghost of her dead husband on her favorite television game show? Is she being haunted or is age finally catching up to this ninety-year-old lady? Essie isn't one to just sit around and wait for an answer. She's going into detective mode and find out why she's being GHOSTED."--Page 4 of cover.


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