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Hot Town, Summer In the City of Steeples!

Mystery Fan Newsletter

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The new 'Audiobook' of Roses, Wine & Murder is available! Below are many options to download to your favorite device.
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New London scene of the crime!

Actor, Eric Altheide, has masterly narrated the story giving the characters depth and personality. He will truly delight, intrigue, and entertain you.
We follow Roxanne & Georgi through the mysterious world of wine, gardens, and poisons whilst wandering into the lives of pirates, traitors, and villains!

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Eric Altheide, Actor/Narrator

Meet the Narrator &
Click here: Audiobook Video Trailer!

Eric belongs to the Screen Actors Guild, and is also the Associate Professor of Theatre for the University of Southern Indiana. He has performed Off-Broadway in New York, as well as many theatres around the country, and he has a list of Film and Television appearances. I have seen beautiful, heartfelt performances under his direction at the University.

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Audio Download $8.50 on my Author Storefront

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Download on: Apple 8+ & Android devices, Desktop & laptop on Safari or Chrome, with Google Play. It's not difficult & takes 2 minutes.

- The link brings you to where the audiobook is $8.50 to purchase.
- Fill out a form to create an account for the App so you can listen on their platform.
- Next: you will click the Authors Direct App on their site to download it directly.
Authors Direct Book Link to: Roses, Wine & Murder - In the City of Steeples

2. Check your email for a Welcome message and password (copy & paste) to your new account. They ask you to make a new password, I just used my name. Follow the login details.

3. Log into the Authors Direct App and start listening!
You can listen on all applicable devices once you have your account.

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Sneak Peeks: Next murder/mystery is in process!

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Dear Mystery Lovers,

I hope you have been doing okay with the limited access to friends and loved ones. I know for myself it changed priorities and the timing of things. Now that it is spring it is time to be active. I am fiercely working to complete the next adventure of Roxanne and Georgi.

I'm happy to introduce my new Book Cover by Illustrator, Cindy Samul!

Love of Art & Murder - From Mystic to the City of Steeples

In this mystery, the allure of the 'Art World' and a wily provocateur find our endearing characters: Roxanne, the gardening expert and Georgi, the flamboyant wine aficionado in the middle of another madcap adventure.

As usual, they will keep us amused and keenly on edge as we delve into the secrets of artists, museums, and eccentric motives. You will learn plenty about the wonderful world of Art.

Highlighting Local Sites in: Love of Art & Murder

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Saturday Night: New London (1935) by Beatrice Cuming at the Lyman Allyn Museum

Story Locations

I fill my stories with facts and details to entertain and educate you. 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, yet in these stories... death disturbs all tranquility!

Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT - Art on display

Barkley Hendricks (1945 - 2017) A New London icon, best known work took the form of life-sized painted oil portraits of Black Americans.
Tiffany in New London the museum features magnificent stained-glass windows and many treasures from local family descendants.

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Barkley L. Hendrix taught Fine Arts at Connecticut College for nearly four decades, spending much of his career in New London, CT. (print from self-portrait)

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Tiffany Gallery is a permanent exhibit. Did you know that several of New London's churches have Tiffany windows?

Hygienic Arts - Gallery, Art Studios & Performance Art Park is where the story of Love of Art & Murder begins...

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Hygienic Art Gallery - A location that has been famous for over 100 years! After motoring in on his boat, Franklin D. Roosevelt was served dinner here when it was a popular restaurant.


Here are just a few of the artists I've interviewed who have inspired my story, Love of Art & Murder!!

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Amy Hannum, New London Artist & Interior Designer -

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Elisha Schauer, New London Tattoo Artist

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Troy Zauhsny, New London Artist and owner of Type-Oh Design -

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Katie's Studio -

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Katie Fogg, Artist, New London, CT


To visit my website click here: Rose's Website

Learn more about my inspirations, writing and where to find my book in Connecticut stores.

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 designs my book covers, 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.


Reviews of Roses, Wine & Murder:
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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