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Murder mystery - a puzzling adventure into the realm of dubious minds and those who commit nefarious deeds!

Mystery Fan Newsletter - In the City of Steeples

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Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, CT, USA, The City of Steeples

Do you enjoy, as I, the peacefulness of cemeteries where loved ones are commemorated?
As I roam among the sculpture, and study the stones, the serenity helps me imagine mysteries in everyone's life. My endeavor of wandering, is to enter the flow, to be inspired into a story of intrigue.
In my novel, Roses, Wine & Murder - In the City of Steeples, Roxanne comes across an epitaph that makes her shudder...
'Stop traveler as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, so you shall be,
So prepare for death and follow me'.

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Dear Friends & Mystery Lovers,

Since the virus, I really miss the outings where we chatted about what we love: books & mysteries!
Below are a few photos of special events from the last couple of years to remind ourselves of the fun we had! May we have these times back again, very soon.
Also, you'll see details about the adventures of Roxanne & Georgi, and the investigations of Detective Morrison regarding the death of a wealthy wine connoisseur that leads to an international plot.

Roses, Wine & Murder is anticipated to be out as an Audiobook very soon! Stay tuned for updates!

Currently, I am working on my next mystery, Love of Art & Murder - From Mystic to the City of Steeples. It is about the allure of the Art World and a wily provocateur. Our endearing characters: Roxanne, the expert gardener, and Georgi, the flamboyant wine aficionado, will keep us amused and keenly on edge in this new adventure as we delve into the secrets of artists, museums, and eccentric motives in the wonderful world of Art.
Updates, sneak peeks and pics about the research and scenes in - Love of Art & Murder, will be sent to you and you can add your friends if you click here: Mystery Fan Newsletter Sign up

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Wonderful author event in the Priam Vineyards tasting room. Over 60 book fans attending!


Book signing!

Priam Vineyard with Gloria

Marvelous owner, Gloria Priam of Priam Vineyards - Their wine is in the story!

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35 wonderful fans attended my talk & signing at Thames River Wine & Spirits on State St., New London, CT

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Benard loved the local haunts of New London, the City of Steeples, in the story.

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Owner, Fred A. served the guests a taste of wine on Friday eve at Thames River Wine & Spirits in New London, CT

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Working on the Roses, Wine & Murder book-trailer video with Jojo LaRiccia

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RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT - Mystery Author Event has a full house.

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The City of Steeples, New London

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New Year's Eve Murder Masquerade & Book Signing at Dev's Bistro, New London, CT.

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Co-Owner, Candace D. presents and reads from my book.

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Actor/Singer extraordinaire, Don B., fabulously awaits my signature.

Roses, Wine & Murder

Mysterious events start happening to Roxanne after she discovers a well-dressed man dead in her city garden.

Detective Morrison questions Georgi, a flamboyant wine aficionado, who has something to gain from the man's death.

The madcap duo of Roxanne and Georgi find themselves in a game of intrigue as they search for clues about the killer. Poisonous plants, blackmail and disguises confound them.

The detective attempts to take control of the case before the U.S. President visits the Coast Guard Academy for the graduation ceremonies. Will the killer interrupt the event?

Roses, Wine & Murder is a fast-paced mystery filled with wit and friendship, an enigmatic villain, and a quirky lawyer. All the while, wine tastings and food pairings endure in the City of Steeples on the grand shores of Long Island Sound.

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Thames River Wine & Spirits in New London was inspirational.

The villain learns exquisite cigars are enjoyed in the upstairs smoking lounge, while the most precious vintages of wine are kept deep in the recesses of the underground wine cellar.

Professional Reviews:
The story combines aspects from different genres - thriller, historical, mystery, and crime fiction - and pulls the reader into an intriguing world. Roses, Wine & Murder has a beautiful setting, a gripping plot, and readers can't resist the wonderful pacing. It's one of the most entertaining books I have read this year." Arya Fomonyuy, Readers' Favorites - '5 Star Review'

"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 a nice glass of wine, clear your mind and escape into Roses, Wine and Murder." Terry Scott, Editor, and Author of Shattered Rose

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Ocean Beach tidal pool with Ledge Light in the distance

"I fill my stories with facts and details to entertain and educate you while on the adventure.
Many of the locations are set in beautiful Southeastern Connecticut by the shores of Long Island Sound where vineyards, gardens, fine wine and food pairings delight, and in this story... death disturbs all tranquility!"

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Mystic & Noank Library, Mystic, CT

In 2019, I was on the Connecticut Author Trail as a guest speaker at the Mystic & Noank Library. This historic building was funded by Ship Captain Spicer and will be highlighted in, Love of Art & Murder - From Mystic to the City of Steeples


To learn more about my inspirations, writing and where to find the book in Connecticut, please click here to visit my website: Rose's Website

Thank you!

P.S. Meet the Illustrator of my book covers below.

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Illustrator, Cindy Samul

Cindy Samul is the professional illustrator who designed my book cover, but more importantly, she is one of my best friends.

The quality of her work and ability to comprehend my scribbling of ideas is truly amazing.

Anyone with a project that they would like illustrated in top-notch imagery can visit Cindy's website to view her work.

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