Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Color of Heaven

 


Book menu for The Color of Heaven by Julianne MacLean

Food mentioned in The Color of Heaven
:
Chocolate martinis, 8
Cookies, 14, 45
Popsicles, 31
Coffee, 33, 144, 203-204, 209, 248
Maple-glazed salmon, 52
Garlic mashed potatoes, 52
Sauteed vegetables, 52
Wine, 52, 165, 242, 253
Rootbeer floats, 72
Strawberry ice cream, 72, 116
Tea, 75, 78
Pot roast, 82
Fried chicken, 82
Beer, 92, 137-138
Ice cream, 100, 110
Chocolate chip cookies, 101
Whiskey, 137
French fries, 142
Apple pie, 144
Sandwiches, 165-166
Brandy, 217-219

Music mentioned in The Color of Heaven:
"The Killing Time", 61
"Blue on Blue" / Bobby Vinton, 105-106
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" / The Platters, 143

Magazines mentioned in The Color of Heaven:
GQ
New Yorker, 8, 12, 120

TV shows mentioned in The Color of Heaven:
The David Letterman Show, 8

Page numbers refer to the trade paperback edition: ISBN 9780986842221

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Bury the Lead

 

Book menu for Bury the Lead by Archer Mayor

Food mentioned in Bury the Lead
:
Beer, 67, 90, 93
     Pabst Blue Ribbon, 23
Ginger ale, 56
Seltzer, 56
Coffee, 87, 175, 187, 213, 245, 297, 345, 400, 403
Meatloaf, 89, 91
Pizza, 89
Vodka, 97
Coke, 119
Spaghetti, 119
Lemonade, 248, 250
Iced tea, 248
Soup, 336
Sandwiches, 336
Ice cream, 336

Books/Authors mentioned in Bury the Lead:
Arthur Conan Doyle, 182
     The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, 86, 137

Movies mentioned in Bury the Lead:
Titanic, 221
My Fair Lady, 245
Risky Business, 254

Page numbers refer to the large print edition (ISBN 9781432859657)


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Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Orphan's Guilt


Book menu for The Orphan's Guilt by Archer Mayor

Food mentioned in The Orphan's Guilt:
Coffee, 13014, 16, 51-52, 74, 76, 128, 130, 163, 258, 342, 424
Beer, 60
Pizza, 88, 273
Burgers, 106-107, 110
Rootbeer, 107
Ice cream, 296
     Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia, 115
     Chocolate and vanilla soft serve, 388
     Pistachio soft serve, 389
Waffles, 125
Pound cake, 129
Hot cocoa, 184, 186
Sliced fruit, 205
Pickles, 229
Potato chips, 229
Doughnuts, 258, 424
Ritz crackers with peanut butter, 296
Fruit cocktail with whipped cream, 298
Caesar salad, 305
Lemonade, 317
Shepherd's pie, 335
Wine, 335, 337
Scrambled eggs 371

TV shows mentioned in The Orphan's Guilt:
Jeopardy!, 44
Monty Python, 286

Movies mentioned in The Orphan's Guilt:
Doctor Zhivago, 273
High Noon 362

Music mentioned in The Orphan's Guilt:
Vivaldi, 42
The Beatles, 305, 328

Pages numbers refer for the large print edition: ISBN 9781432884291

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The Skeleton's Knee

 


Book menu for The Skeleton's Knee by Archer Mayor

Food mentioned in The Skeleton's Knee
:
Coffee, 3, 60, 135, 173-174, 194
Trail mix, 18, 26
Macaroni and cheese, 27
Vegetarian lasagna, 55
French bread, 55
Tea, 60
Chicken salad sandwiches, 112
Coke, 113
Fig newtons, 154
Peanut M&Ms, 158
Hamburgers, 194
Milkshakes, 194
Pizza, 199
Popcorn, 210, 216
Sour kraut, potatoes, and sausage, 230

Books/Author mentioned in The Skeleton's Knee:
Mark Twain, 30
      A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
, 13, 18
     The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 30
     What is Man?, 30
     The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories, 30
Ernest Hemingway, 30
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 30
William Faulkner, 30
Edith Wharton, 30
Edgar Allan Poe, 30
Thomas Hardy, 30
Fyodor Dostoyevski, 30
The Scarlet Letter / Nathaniel Hawthorne, 73, 124, 278
"City of Big Shoulders" / Carl Sandburg, 129

Pages numbers refer to the mass market paperback: (ISBN: 0466400998)

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Monday, April 11, 2022

Scent of Evil

 


Book menu for Scent of Evil by Archer Mayor

Food mentioned in Scent of Evil
:
Coffee, 10, 58, 64, 68, 274, 325
Cheetos, 27
Coke, 27
Pigs-in-a-blanket, 42
Fruit cocktail, 42
Doughnuts, 58
     Banana cream, 68
     Honey-dipped chocolate, 68
Orange juice, 68
Pizza, 68
Fruit salad, 131
Iced tea, 131
Ice cream, 131
Blue and cream cheese stuffed celery 131
Carrot soup, 131
Beer, 155
Ginger ale, 182
Ham and cheese grinders, 294

Books mentioned in Scent of Evil:
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes / Arthur Conan Doyle, 10
The Joy of Sex / Alex Comfort, 45
Charles Dickens, 144
Harold Robbins, 144
Ernest Hemingway, 214
     The Old Man and the Sea, 214
Physician's Desk Reference, 341

Movies mentioned in Scent of Evil:
Inherit the Wind, 61

TV shows mentioned in Scent of Evil:
Miami Vice, 83, 142

Magazines mentioned in Scent of Evil:
Fine Home Building, 235
New York Times Magazine, 235
Consumer Reports, 310
Road and Track, 310

Discussable quote from Scent of Evil:
"I began wondering what it was that had prompted me as a young man to pursue a line of business so dedicated to exposing society's least attractive habits." (page 308)

Page numbers refer to the hardcover edition (ISBN: 0892964715)


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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Borderline


Book menu for Borderlines by Archer Mayor

Food mentioned in Borderlines:
Beer, 23, 65-66
Coffee, 24, 44, 49-50,100, 102, 161, 167, 178
Doughnuts, 42, 44, 49, 163, 165, 178
Tonic water, 66
Coke, 71, 152-153
Lemonade, 98
Hershey's kisses, 142
Fruit juices, 152
Natural sodas, 152
Chili, 153, 155, 157
Lemon chicken, 153
Cinnamon rolls, 161
Tea, 163-164

Books/Authors mentioned in Borderlines:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Mark Twain, 75

Music mentioned in Borderlines:
Muzak, 154

Page numbers refer to the hardcover edition (ISBN: 0399135537)

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Monday, March 7, 2022

Nightmare Alley


 

Book menu for Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham

Food mentioned in Nightmare Alley
:
Lemon Soda, 526
Milk, 534
Beer, 534, 656, 789, 791
Pretzels, 534
Popcorn, 542, 558
Coffee, 551-552, 660, 669, 677, 759, 785, 787
Orange juice, 552
Eggs, 552,677
     Bacon and eggs, 660
     Ham and eggs, 784-785
Melba toast, 552
Chocolate bar, 579
Whiskey, 603, 606
     Scotch, 678-679
Bread and jelly, 613
Champagne, 626, 630, 632
Tea, 651
Taffy, 661
Chicken with rice and gravy, 668
Brandy, 682-683, 689, 695, 705, 719-720, 725-726, 738, 751
     Hennessy, 693-694, 750
Manhattans, 693
Martinis, 693
Applejack, 704
Jasmine tea, p.741
Raspberry Sherbet, 766

Books/Authors mentioned in Nightmare Alley:
"The Wasteland" / T.S. Eliot, p.521
The Satyricon / Petronius, p. 521
Arthur Conan Doyle, p. 657

Music mentioned in Nightmare Alley:
"Sweet Rosie O'Grady", 530
"Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me", 597
"Oh My Laddie, My Laddie", 613
"The Old Rugged Cross", 638
"On the other Side of Jordan", 638, 646, 653
"Hark, Hark the Lark at Heaven's Gate", 653
Charlie McCarthy, 679
Phil Requete, 680
"Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad/ Bobby Burns, 680
"Treues Liebes Herz" from The Harlot's House / Strauss, 693

Magazines mentioned in Nightmare Alley:
Variety, 656

Page numbers refer to Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and '40s
(ISBN: 1883011469)

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