Yay, it’s Thirsty Thursday. Erin McCarthy has the perfect pairings for her latest release, Silence of the Ghost.
Take it away, Erin!
My series, MURDER BY DESIGN, takes place in Cleveland, where it’s cold as all get out, and chock full of Irish Americans, so of course I have to serve up ahot Irish coffee. Plus in my opinion any drink that starts with coffee is a two thumbs up!
Ingredients (four things that are all heaven on earth): 2 2/3 oz (4 parts) Hot coffee, 1 1/3 oz (2 parts) Irish whiskey, 1 tsp. Brown sugar, 1 oz (1½ parts) Fresh cream
Pour piping hot coffee into warmed glass until it is about 3/4 full. Add the brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Add Irish whiskey. Top with a collar of the whipped heavy cream by pouring gently over back of spoon.
This 1940s invention is having a moment again and what I love about the cocktail is that one, it tastes almost sexy, and two, it was created by a bartender who was trying to get rid of booze he couldn’t sell. I’m all for waste not, want not, especially when it comes to liquor.
Ingredients: 4 oz Ginger beer, 1 1/2 oz Vodka, 1/6 oz Lime juice
It’s easy peasy to make this drink, and bonus if you have the copper mugs to serve it in. Combine vodka and ginger beer in a glass filled with ice. Add lime juice. Stir and garnish with a lime.
Silence of the Ghost
Murder by Design, Book 2
Release Date: August 22, 2017
Expert home stager Bailey Burke has come to terms with the fact that her friend, Ryan, is a ghost, but she thought after they solved his murder together, he would get sucked into the light. Instead he’s hanging around and interfering in her love life, and mocking her inability to drink Jameson.
When a body is found near her historic neighborhood of Ohio City, mimicking the famous Torso Murders, and she starts hearing voices, Bailey thinks she’s really lost it now. Ryan’s ghost is one thing, but a whole gaggle of undead talking to her? No thanks. But Ryan informs Bailey she’s not nuts…she is a spiritual medium. And with him as middleman between the victims and the police, they can give the dead justice and he will finally get his one-way ticket to heaven. Considering Eliot Ness allegedly went to his grave bitter that it was the one case he couldn’t solve, Bailey doesn’t see how an uptight lightweight like herself can handle the modern equivalent. But now that Ryan has scared off every man she’s tried to date, including his former partner Marner, she has Saturday nights free for murder-mystery solving.
Yet dealing with the dead is more difficult than de-cluttering a hoarder’s house. Bailey finds herself pulled in all directions… and possibly conned by a killer.
About the Author:
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over seventy novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient, and is both traditionally and indie published. Website