Mystery With a Splash of Bourbon

Appearance Date: 11/6/2021

Ranging from historical adventure to gritty realism, the crime stories included in this anthology are all fermented in the history and culture of Kentucky bourbon and distilled through the imaginations of our authors. Interwoven with the stories are articles covering the history of bourbon, including Prohibition, moonshining, medicinal alcohol, and profiles of major distilleries. 

The authors include mostly current and former Kentucky residents; some have penned best sellers, and for some, this is their first publication. The collection’s editors, Susan Bell and Elaine Munsch, serve respectively as secretary and program chair of the Louisville chapter of Sisters in Crime. Authors contributing short stories: Susan Bell, Barb Blackburn, Karen Block, Mike Bradford, Din Dulworth, Sarah Glenn, Shirley Jump, Gwen Mayo, Elaine Munsch, Lorena Peter, Heidi Walker, Debby Schenk, Tamera Shaw, Sheila Shumate, Milton Toby, and Jo Tucker. Contributing non-fiction articles: Deborah Alvord, Edmund August, M. E. Gaskins, Debi Huff, Sandra Leonard, and Cheryl Stuck.

Meet the Author

Elaine Munsch
Elaine Munsch

Elaine Munsch grew up on the shores of Lake Erie, but has made Louisville, KY her home for several decades. An avid reader, bookselling seemed to be the ideal profession, which she has practiced for over forty years. She is the author of the Dash Hammond series as well as contributing stories to Derby Rotten Scoundrels and Low Down and Derby, two anthologies published by the Louisville Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Elaine is co-editor of the crime story anthology Mystery With a Splash of Bourbon. In addition, she contributed the short story The Long and the Shorter of It and the non-fiction article Heaven Hill Distillery to the anthology.

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Visit Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington KY for a full day of programs and more than 140 authors on-site to meet-and-greet and sign books! Doors open at 10:00 a.m. See the “Events” page to see Saturday’s schedule.

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