The online library of food, wine, and fiction writer Mark R. Vogel.

Crestwood Lake

The debut horror novel by Mark R. Vogel

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    Crestwood Lake is a small, secluded town in the woods of northern Vermont. Mysterious events and strange deaths have always plagued the community—as have rumors of witchcraft. But lately, there has been a rash of suicides and grisly murders.

    Captain Butch Morgan, the chief of police, must uncover the truth about Crestwood Lake. With each gruesome discovery, he is thrust increasingly deeper into the macabre.  Morgan must confront an ancient evil, a fateful showdown that could destroy his life, the woman he loves, and the tortured town of Crestwood Lake.

  Crestwood Lake Reviews

US Review of Books


Mark Vogel's engaging overview about the craft of writing, and the challenge of publishing. The material is applicable to all genres, with a slight emphasis on fiction. A must for beginning writers.

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February 11th, 2016  7:00 pm  Pequannock, NJ Library

May 17th, 2016  7:00 pm
Morris Hills Adult Education Program
Rockaway, NJ. 


Jack the Ripper
Lecture Schedule

Mark Vogel has studied the infamous Ripper case for years, including traveling to London to review original case files, and photograph the murder sites and other associated locations. This PowerPoint presentation is a thorough overview of the case, with then and now photos, and includes a discussion of the psychodynamics of serial murder.

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March 8th, 2016  6:30 pm  Morris Hills Adult Education Program,  Rockaway, NJ



Introduction to Wine

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Mark Vogel's introductory course, reviewing all the basics of purchasing, storing, drinking, and cooking with wine.

February 20th, 2016  2:30 pm  Denville, NJ Library

March 30th, 2016  7:00 pm Morris School District Community School,  Morristown, NJ

April 19th, 2016  7:00pm  Morris Hills High School Adult Education Program,  Rockaway, NJ


Introduction to Champagne
December 10th  7:00 pm  Bernards Township, NJ Library

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