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

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St. Clares Book Barn
18 Pocono Rd. Denville, NJ
October 10th, 9am - 1pm


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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November 2nd  6:00 pm
Fairfield, NJ Library
261 Hollywood Ave., Fairfield, NJ

November 9th 7:00 pm

Washington Township, NJ Library
37 East Springtown Road, Long Valley, 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.

Click here for a review of Mark's Jack the Ripper Lecture

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September 24th Thursday  6:00pm Cedar Grove, NJ Library

October 1st Thursday  7:00pm  Riverdale, NJ Library

October 6th  Tuesday  7:00pm Parsippany, NJ Library

October 13th Tuesday 7:00pm  Washington Township, NJ Library 

October  15th  Thursday  7:00pm  Mendham Township, NJ Library

October 17th Saturday  10:30am Stanhope, NJ Library

October 19th Monday  7:00pm  Fairfield, NJ Library

October 24th Saturday  2:30pm Denville, NJ Library

October 26th Monday  7:00pm  Morris Hills High School Adult Education program, Rockaway, NJ

October 29th Thursday  7:00pm Bernards Township, NJ Library

November 21st  Saturday  2:00  Ramsey, NJ Library


Introduction to Wine

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

November 7th, Saturday 1:30 p.m.  Sparta, NJ Public Library.

November 23rd, Monday 7 p.m.  Morris Hills High School Adult Education Program, Rockaway, NJ.

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