Something spooked our scheduled guest today, so we asked a good friend of ours to step in. Meet Jack Shepard, the hardboiled PI star of our Haunted Bookshop Mysteries.
~ Cleo Coyle
FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
Jack Shepard will be right over...
Jack: Hello Guys and Dolls, had enough turkey yet? Or maybe you’re just tired of sitting around the dining room table with a bunch of turkeys?
Cleo: Hey, Jack, watch the attitude. And remember what I told you about your language. This blog is G-rated. Keep it clean.
Jack: Okey-doke, doll. I'll do my best. If your audience is serving spirits this holiday season, I'll be right over. I've got a recipe for them, too. It's a nice warm drop for a cold winter's night . . . or afternoon...
|The view from Cleo's |
window in Queens, New York
Cleo: I'm listening, Jack. So what is this "warm drop" for a cold winter's night?
Jack: Irish Coffee, doll. Didn't you read the headline? Hey, wait a minute, there's coffee in it, so it's a breakfast beverage, too, right?
Cleo: Irish Coffee for breakfast? I don't know...
Jack: My gal pal, Penelope McClure (that's "Pen" for short), you remember her, don't you? She owns Buy The Book, that quaint little shop in Quindicott, RI, that I like to haunt . . . anyway Pen calls this drink the "breakfast of champions for the film noir" set.
Cleo: Did you actually type film noir, Jack? I can't believe it. Don't you have a problem with that term.
Jack: Don't remind me. And don't get me started on a flock of over-educated critics giving a French name to a bunch of B-movies that couldn't afford color. This 21st Century of yours is a circus with one too many clowns. Why I stick around for this silliness, you tell me.
Cleo: I will, Jack, and her name is Pen.
Jack: No comment. But I will present Pen's question for the ages: Does Film Noir Have a Drinking Problem? You decide...
They Drink by Night
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You don't see a window above?
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Baileys Irish Coffee with Irish Whiskey
Courtesy Jack Shepard, PI, and Baileys
2 ounces Baileys® Original Irish Cream
6 ounces freshly-brewed hot joe
1 ounce Irish whiskey
Whipped Cream (optional, unless you're a dame)
Jack's Directions: Combine Baileys, coffee, whiskey, top with whipped cream (if you're a dame) and enjoy.
Friend or Follow Jack Shepard on Facebook
by clicking here. He doesn't Tweet yet, but give him time (he has plenty of it, an eternity actually).
Cleo: Thanks for stepping in today, Jack. I appreciate it. As it happens, I kind of like those other Baileys flavors! Not all are available in the USA, but the list includes Hazelnut, Chocolate, Mint Chocolate, Coffee, Vanilla Cinnamon, Orange Truffle, Biscotti, and the newest one is Chocolate Cherry.
and his Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, click here.
with mini plot summaries, by clicking here.
Cleo: Any parting thoughts, Jack?
Or should I say departing?
Jack: Now who's being a wiseacre?
Cleo: What is it you always tell Pen?
"I'll see you in your dreams."
~ Love, Jack