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The Poisoned Martini – Part III

Here’s the long overdue Part III of the serialized original eStory written by yours truly exclusively for this website. Rick Gray 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… Read More ›

A Weekend for Murder

Here is a look at the beginning of the prologue to my second original murder mystery novel, Death at Danforth House.  Edith Baxter–who appears in Death on Stoneridge (click here)–is among the select group of guests invited to a famous suspense author’s estate, and it is she who will solve the murder mystery to unfold…. Read More ›

The Poisoned Martini – Part II

Here’s Part II of the serialized original eStory written by yours truly exclusively for this website. Rick Gray 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,… Read More ›

Murder at the Gardens – Prologue

I’m skipping ahead here just a bit.  I’m still fine tuning the prologue for my second novel, A Weekend for Murder.  In the meantime, since I mentioned my third novel precedes The Poisoned Martini eStory, I thought I’d present a look at the prologue for Murder at the Gardens. *** A lone person paced back and… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

Meet Rick Gray

Jonah Richard Gray II is the eldest of Thaddeus Alcott’s grandsons.  Better known as Rick, this handsome twenty-two year old is passionate about photography, classic cinema, and martinis.  He has thick brown hair and blue-green eyes and has a lean, athletic build. Rick first appears in Murder at the Gardens, the third novel in my Mysteries… Read More ›

Meet Thaddeus Alcott

He is a lion of a man with a shock of white hair and piercing blue eyes.  Thaddeus Alcott, 64, is a lawyer and businessman originally from Rutland, Vermont.  A partner in the law firm of Alcott, Simms & Wilcox, Thaddeus is thinking of retirement, but he frets about his legacy. A year ago, his… Read More ›

Ancient Syracuse – Prologue

Here’s a first look at the prologue for a fantasy novel I’ve tentatively titled, Ancient Syracuse : *** I’m three and a half years old.  We’re standing in the street.  My parents are looking at a garden, but I can’t see past the trees.  So I look up at the sky.  It’s funny looking.  It… Read More ›

Syracuse Mysteries – A First Look

Here’s a teaser for the first three novels in my Syracuse Mysteries series. In Death on Stoneridge, a series of burglaries and a suicide have plagued the residents of Stoneridge Drive.  Then, late one night, Edith Baxter is reading in bed with her window open.  She is starting to drift off when she suddenly hears someone… Read More ›

Death on Stoneridge – Prologue

Here’s a first look at the prologue for my very first novel in The Mysteries of Syracuse series, Death on Stoneridge : *** Her life ebbed, but the ending of her life was the beginning. Who was she?  This young wife with dreams of motherhood, of growing old with her husband, lay against the cold porcelain of… Read More ›

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