The mysteries are malicious. The recipes are delicious. John Klopfenstein, Criminal Defense Attorney, Carmel/Salinas, California. The Gourmet Gangster is a labor of love, a Mother – Son collaboration of short stories paired with mouth-watering recipes, inspired by their shared family experiences. Marcia and Jory Rosen have selected the perfect menu to accompany their tales of murder, mayhem, and the Mob, told through the eyes of a gangster’s daughter. Their father and grandfather was a bookie and owner of a successful gambling spot. When he was ready to move on from that life, he opened a bar-restaurant in the heart of Main Street in Buffalo, New York. His love of food was a great influence on his family, particularly his daughter, Marcia, and grandson, Jory, who continue that tradition through these stories and recipes. A sampling of recipes in The Gourmet Gangster include Chicken Piccata Caper, The Sacrificial Lamb, Fowl Play, and The Quiche (Kiss) of Death. We suggest pairing them with the stories “Recipes for Murder,” “Malled to Death,” “He’s a Dead Duck,” and “Make Mine Murder.” Bon Appetite!