Two new books find inspiration in Edward Gorey's...
By KATHI SCRIZZI DRISCOLL YARMOUTHPORT — Author Carol Verburg states the background of her first murder mystery simply and succinctly in the dedication of “Croaked.” “This story was born over lunch with my friends Edward and Jack. I started writing it to entertain them, and finished it in loving memory of them and Herbert. Now it’s for all of us who miss them.”...
The Drink of the Summer? By Sam Sifton
Sailing into Robert Simonson’s waters here, through the straits of Asimov, but this drink served at Tenpenny in Midtown, the Unstrung Harp? It might be Diner’s Journal’s drink of the summer. We reached out to Jeffrey Tascarella, one of Tenpenny’s owners, for his recipe, which he named for Edward Gorey’s 1953 novel of that name. (The Manchester band Passage used it as well, in the early 1980s.) ...