A SENIOR SLEUTHS SPECIAL

The Gourmet Gangster

MYSTERIES & MENUS

by

THE FAMILY

Marcia Rosen & Jory Rosen

BOOK LAUNCH

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019 

READ THE MYSTERIES... TRY THE RECIPES... ENJOY...

...OR ELSE!!! 

A Criminal Enterprise in the Shadows

     Hiding in the shadow of attempted legitimacy the Mob Boss ran an enterprise which included racketeering, prostitution, gambling, extortion, drugs and of course the oldie but goodie murder.

     He had people killed for all sorts of reasons. They were murdered in bars, restaurants, on street corners, neighborhood sidewalks and on a couple occasions slaughtered in a massacre over territory.  

     Many who handed out his shady dealings and cruel acts had grown up in a world of poverty where being poor meant finding ways to survive and thrive. The thugs and hit men committing dozens of murders and crimes at his request were underlings who courted his favor or wanted to be connected to his power, others loved what they did.

      As he expanded his power it included police and politicians. He was a contradiction in both attitudes and behavior. His own family and few friends were sacred to him.

 The rest of the world didn’t matter.

***

         This is a collection of stories linked by four diverse people, Poppa, the Mob Boss, Zero the Bookie and a New York City detective. Most are these are murders planned in the Mob Boss’s restaurant, Manhattan Shadow. A few of the stories are about the Mob Boss’s haunted memories being relived in his dreams and nightmares.

      Poppa, the Manhattan Shadow’s head chef for almost a dozen years, kept a hidden record of these murders and murderous acts while remaining staying silent. 

Until the right time. 

     To refuse to work for him would have been considered an insult—not in Poppa’ best interests. There were also unspoken implications of the consequences of being disloyal.    

Murder is most often about money and power. There are times a murderer claims it was for love although that always seemed more like hate.

      The Mob Boss had dozens of underlings in his family of gangsters, but he considered only a few as his trusted lieutenants.  These men were assigned the big jobs, the “hits.” 

He could depend on their silence and loyalty.  

      It was in the Manhattan Shadow’s restaurants private dining room where murders were planned for all sorts of irrational reasons that seem very rational to the Mob Boss.  

***

     Poppa listened, he heard what was being planned and then executed.  These are the mystery stories he would one day tell.

    The color-coded recipe cards were a big part of his memory of the stories.

 

 

 

 

 

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A collection of intertwined mysteries featuring

Poppa and The Mob Boss…Along with Zero The Bookie and His Detective Friend

The Gourmet Gangster

MYSTERIES & MENUS

by

THE FAMILY

Marcia Rosen & Jory Rosen

READ THE MYSTERIES... TRY THE RECIPES... ENJOY...

...OR ELSE!!! 

M Y S T E R I E S

A Criminal Empire in the Shadows

The Boss

Poppa

Manhattan Shadow

The Birthday Party 

Two Left Feet 

He’s A Dead Duck 

Malled To Death

Make Mine Murder  

Waste Hauler Murders 

Haunted

A Deadtime Story 1

A Deadtime Story 2

A Deadtime Story 3

My Kitchen

The Murder Car 

White Truffle Butter Dinner

RECIPES FOR MURDER

The White Truffle Café

 

ON THE MENU

Steak with Bérnaise

Caviar and Champagne 

Chicken Piccata Caper

Classic Duck à l’Orange

Morning After Granola

A Mysterious Quiche

The Best Meatball Ever

New York Strip Steak with Brandied Mushrooms & Thyme

Veal Chop With Portobello Mushrooms

Classic Lo Mein Noodles

Deadly Delicious Roast Prime Rib Au Jus

Sensational “Simple” Salmon

Mushroom Stroganoff, Truly Sinful

Pasta with Truffle Butter, Almost Criminal So Good

Baked Chicken Breast with Parmesan Crust

Risotto with Narrowly Shaved Truffles, Live Dangerously

Fowl Play: Turkey and Trimmings

 A Deadly Delicious Dessert

Ultimate Escape: Surf and Turf and An Old Fashioned

Sacrificial Lamb: Chopped Up To Finish You Off

 

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M. GLENDA ROSEN
M. GLENDA ROSEN
(Marcia G. Rosen)
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