Summer 2020

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

Roses, Wine, & Murderis a modern-day mystery laced with New England history in the vineyard regions of Connecticut and Long Island, New York. This fast-paced adventure occurs during a Presidential visit to the Coast Guard Academy while a diabolical villain snakes through the labyrinth streets of  New London, the City of Steeples.

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"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." Liz Konkel, Readers' Favorites

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

Detective 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.

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

Medical Examiner, Dr. Angela Storm enlightens the detective with unexpected details of the killer's methods.

 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 Reviewer - 5 Stars

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 - Readers' Favorites - 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 Mitch Stockman.
Story location: Ye Antientist Burial Ground, circa 1645, New London, CT

Bedell Cellars, Long Island, NY

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
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

Grapevine on Long Island, NY

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