October 2020

Vineyards, gardens, fine wine and food pairings delight ...but death disturbs all tranquility!

Roses, Wine, & Murder - In the City of Steeples 
is an intriguing, madcap adventure laced with New England history, scenic vineyards, and a harrowing Coast Guard rescue.
   Roxanne finds a wealthy wine connoisseur dead in her city garden, he’s the boss of Georgi, a flamboyant wine aficionado. This comical, endearing duo complicates Detective Morrison’s investigation. 
   Morrison must juggle multiple suspects including a goth library worker and deviant doppelgangers. The villain foils the case utilizing New London’s labyrinth streets and manipulating the unsuspecting citizens in the City of Steeples.
   Vineyards, gardens, fine wine, and food-pairings delight in this modern-day, fast-paced mystery.

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Roses, Wine & Murder - In the City of Steeples
Readers' Favorites Reviewer, Liz Konkel, 
"There's a sharp wit and humor in Young's writing that will charm you... funny and compelling... a complex mystery... a peek into the world of wine and plants."  

Long Island Sound ferry and the gardens of Harkness Park

   Roxanne Samson, a sweet and sensible gardening expert, is targeted by a mysterious assailant after a man is found dead in her city garden.
Georgi Algarve, a flamboyant wine aficionado, becomes deeply entangled in the mayhem while serving wine dinners at the exclusive Vinho Verde Wine Bar. The endearing duo of Roxanne and Georgi, test Detective Morrison's resolve. They complicate his case with their sleuthing escapades and endanger themselves when yet, another body is found.

Story Inspiration:
Thames River Greenery, Wine, Spirits & Cigar Lounge, New London, CT

Detective Morrison and Jack Peabody are being led by a villain from dodgy locales to posh vineyards across the waters of the Sound. A sophisticated Long Island widow has become suddenly wealthier. Does she have knowledge of poisonous plants? It is a  woman's preferred concocted potion.
 Silent but deadly.

Dockside in New London, CT

 Story Inspired by Thames River Wine & Spirits, New London
"...a perfect blend of mystery and murder in the hands of a master storyteller... an exciting read, intelligently plotted." Divine Zape, Readers' Favorites - 5 Stars

"The brilliantly woven canvas upon which Rose tells her story has it all from pirates to poisonous plants! I implore all of you to curl up on the couch with a warm cup of tea or nice glass of wine, clear your mind and escape into Roses, Wine and Murder."
 Terrie Scott, Editor and Author of Shattered Rose

"Roses, Wine and Murder has a little of everything for readers; vineyards, gardening, mystery, intrigue, friendship, crazy escapades, and is truly worth reading."
 Trudi LoPreto,
Reviewer 5 Stars 

Story inspiration: Jonathan Edwards Winery, North Stonington, Ct
Detectives Morrison & Peabody, for the sake of the case, go vineyard hopping to question those who last saw the deceased wine connoisseur, Mitch Stockman.
Story location: Ye Antientist Burial Ground, circa 1645, New London, CT

Roxanne worries about Georgi as she gazes into the old town cemetery. She reads a haunting epitaph that begins as:
Stop traveler as you pass by, as you are now so once was I...
(the rest is in the story;)

Old Grapevine on Long Island, NY

Thank you so much for reading,
Roses, Wine & Murder

Print & eBooks are available Worldwide
Audio coming in November 2020

Locally available in Connecticut and Rhode Island at:
Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT
The Book Barn, Niantic, CT
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Savoy Bookstore & Cafe in Westerly, RI
The Red House Cultural Arts Center,  Salem, CT
Fort Trumbull Gift Shop, New London, CT
Slater Museum Gift Shop, Norwich, CT

Bedell Cellars, Long Island, NY
Bedell Cellars, Long Island, NY

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