Nov/Dec 2022 - Rose Young's Author Page

...death, disturbs all tranquility in this modern-day, madcap mystery with Roxanne and Georgi! 
Welcome to my author page! My experience as a landscape garden designer brought me to volunteer at a city garden in New London, CT.  I was struck with inspiration! The perfect setting for a mystery in the world of wine, gardens, and poisonous plants! 
(Author notes are below)


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Roses, Wine & Murder - In the City of Steeples

 Roxanne discovers a wealthy wine connoisseur dead in her city garden with a plant stuffed in his mouth. She determines it is the deadly yew!
 The setting is in the peaceful wine regions by Long Island Sound and New London, the City of Steeples. A tightly mottled city of grand architecture, with labyrinth streets and a unique history dating back hundreds of years. This beachside community is held hostage by a curiously stealthy villain in this modern-day tale.
    The sleuthing duo of Roxanne, an expert gardener and Georgi, a flamboyant wine aficionado, are comical escapades,
but are unnerving for Detective Morrisson throughout the investigation.
    He juggles multiple suspects, including a Long Island widow, a goth librarian, and three doppelgangers who look like the villain
With humor and intrigue, Roses, Wine & Murder will keep you entertained in this lively romp through posh vineyards and city streets! Enjoy!

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info and updates on, Roses, Wine & Murder 

and my upcoming novel,
Love of Art & Murder

Watch this space 
for another mystery in the City of Steeples! 

The art world is an intriguing place where many motives reside to plan an artist's demise.

A tragedy at the Dahlia Art Gallery brings my characters together again!
 Georgi discovers artist Marilyn Maroney
pierced dead by her sculpture!
Detective Dan Morrison calls in Roxanne to console Georgi. Dr. Angela Storm and the detective take us through the haphazard investigation while we learn about the art world, museums, and death.
 Meanwhile, Roxanne and her flamboyant friend Georgi utilize their unique sleuthing methods and
find their way into Det. Morrison's heart...through heartburn!
Coming as soon as possible!

Author Notes:

When I was young, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's, Sherlock Holmes fascinated me with his analytical methods utilizing intricate details to solve the crime before anyone else! I then enjoyed being scared by the intrigue of Alfred Hitchcock's, The Birds, Rear Window, and Psycho. 

I loved Agatha Christie's character's Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. They captured me with their uniquely eccentric personalities and wonderful ways of deduction.

A good murder-mystery novel is a thrilling puzzle, a maze for the mind to wander and ask; What is going on? Add in unusual character antics and the drama comes alive! That is why as a reader, it's fun to try and solve a murder from the comfort of a soft chair.

Dan Brown is another favorite writer of mine. He adds the dimension of history, architecture, and a strong sense of place. Often, we race along a blood-stained trail he has laid out in fine detail. The scenes and characters draw us deep into his stories. He knows how to hit that, I can't put it down, sweet spot for me. I am inspired and only aspire to the level of his craft.

Research Notes: 
My love of nature, photography, and writing allowed me to visit many locations I may not have wandered into. A wonderful surprise was the manicured beauty of the vineyards. As I photographed scenes to capture the ambiance of my story, I saw families picnicking and enjoying an afternoon snack. The parents shared a bottle of wine and the children sipped on lemonade and chased butterflies.
  Every vineyard I visited exhibited a partnership with nature. Hardworking men and women who turn a grape-growing farming business, into a beautiful elite adventure for their visitors. The result, a  stunning vineyard landscape where the fruit is lovingly cared for and placed in a bottle to become wine.

It was so much fun to insert the wine knowledge and food-pairings I learned from the experts into Georgi's character. And the world of poisonous plants into Roxanne's research, utilizing my background in gardening. These examples make a story more interesting  and lead us into learning about the villainous ways of a devilish character too.
Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope you enjoy reading Roses, Wine & Murder, and soon to come my next novel, Love of Art & Murder - From Mystic to the City of Steeples!
 Cheers! Rose🌹
P.S. For writers: Three to five drafts are never enough. You must read your work and put it down. Let it percolate a day, a week, or more. Do more research. Go looking for your inspirations. Away from your work you will have a new thought, dialogue, or action to add. When you read it fresh, you will improve it. This cycle will be repeated too many times to count! You will move your chapters around to enhance the story. Don't worry that's normal.
In the end, you must have an editor. You will never see every mistake even if you are a perfectionist. Mostly, be easy on yourself and I wish you the best!

with Audiobook narrator, 
Eric Altheide and I


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