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The Poisoned Martini – Part I

It’s here!  Part I of the serialized original eStory written by yours truly exclusively for this website.

Rick Gray (introduced here) and others will encounter the poisoned martini in this murder mystery set in Syracuse, New York, in 1987.  The police have recently solved the murders at the Syracuse Botanical Gardens.  Rick was a suspect in that case.  Now, drowning his sorrows at Alicia’s, Rick will encounter a young college co-ed who will involve him in yet another murder. 

Click on the link below to open up and read all of Part I in .pdf format.


Wiping down the bar counter, Todd Stuart watched Rick toy with the ice cubes in his drink.  Rick had ordered an Old-Fashioned, a mellow drink with blended whiskey, some sugar, and some bitters.  Todd doubted it was doing much for Rick, though.  The guy looked more depressed now than before he’d ordered the drink…

The Poisoned Martini


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4 Responses

  1. I enjoyed reading Part I. Will be waiting anxiously for Part II. I don’t drink alcohol very often, however, your description of Amaretto reminded me of my college days when I was first introduced to the delightful liquor. There is an Italian cookie made with amaretto called Amaretti di Saronno that I really like.

    Emily W.


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