Bourbon, Distilled in Murder and Mayhem
What's more Kentucky than that?
A Boston debutante joins the Appalachian Frontier Nursing Service and saves a wounded moonshiner
Two young malcontents burglarize the home of their bourbon-magnate employer, leading to a twist of fate
Bourbon with a Splash of Mystery from the Derby Rotten Scoundrels is an anthology that celebrates Kentucky's finest spirit: Bourbon. Ranging from historical adventure to gritty realism, the eighteen crime stories included in this anthology are all fermented in the history and culture of Kentucky bourbon, distilled through the imaginations of our authors. Interwoven with the stories are articles covering the history of bourbon, from Prohibition, moonshining, and medicinal alcohol, to profiles of distilleries and the booming Whiskey Row district in downtown Louisville.
Who Are the Derby Rotten Scoundrels?
We are an eclectic group of writers (and readers) who get together to share our writing. Our group was formed in 1992, starting as primarily a reading club. Over time we became more focused on writers, especially new writers, and how to help them hone their skills and get published. In 2004, the chapter published its first anthology, Derby Rotten Scoundrels, short stories of murder and crime centered around the Kentucky Derby. Two years later, a second anthology, Low Down and Derby, was published.