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.