October & November 2019 All photos are of locations in the story!

 ...death disturbs all tranquility in this madcap mystery!

Detective Dan Morrison is juggling multiple suspects, including a sophisticated Long Island widow.  Poisonous plants, Coast Guard action, and pirates are all included in this gripping tale.  Roses, Wine & Murder, is a modern-day mystery laced with New England history and plenty of flair with foul play!

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Roses, Wine & Murder, a fast-paced adventure with a diabolical madman who snakes through the streets of  New London, Connecticut and across the waters of Long Island Sound into the North Fork of New York.

Roxanne Samson, a sweet and sensible gardening expert, is targeted by a mysterious assailant after a wealthy wine connoisseur 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 Inspirations:
Thames River Greenery, Wine, Spirits & Cigar Lounge, New London, CT

Dockside Thames River, New London: Coast Guard, Subase Police, the ferry & tall ships.

   Story location: Ye Antientist Burial Ground, circa 1645, New London, CT

Pressure mounts when the President of the United States is about to arrive in town to deliver a speech at the United States Coast Guard Academy. The villain's malevolence takes control over the 'City of Steeples'. It is imperative the case does not disturb the Presidents visit. Medical Examiner, Dr. Angela Storm enlightens the detective with unexpected details, he is happy to learn, of the killer and his methods.

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

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 Mitch Stockman.

Story location: New London, Connecticut along the Thames River
Founded in 1646

Story inspiration: Stonington Vineyards, Ct

Beautiful Bedell Cellars on Long Island, NY their Sparkling Rose' is highlighted in a wine dinner.

Roses, Wine & Murder in Print & Ebook available Worldwide and Locally in Connecticut and Rhode Island at:

Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT
The Book Barn, Niantic, CT
Classic Country Furniture & Gifts, Uncasville, CT
Herb's Country Store, Uncasville, CT
Primitive Crow, Bozrah, CT
Savoy Bookstore & Cafe in Westerly, RI
The Red House Cultural Arts Center,  Salem, CT

Grapevine on Long Island, NY