SLIVERS OF GLASS
1955 Noir Murder Mystery
People often ask me why I wrote a noir murder mystery in 1955.
As I was contemplating this book, memories of my mother came flooding back. A native of New York, I was young and impressionable. Sitting on my mother's bed watching her get ready for a day of shopping.
HI remember how she would stand in front of her vanity mirror adjusting her hat so it would sit just right with her hair style. Then she would put on her left glove, hold her right glove in her left hand, slip her purse over her left arm and hold my hand as we left for the bus.
I’ll never forget her high heel shoes. They matched her purse, belt and hat, always a perfect match! My mother was a lady in dress, style and manner.
She passed away 2 years ago. Regardless of the era, she was in style to the end.
This book is written in my mother's memory
For a peek at this inspired novel see http://slivers-of-glass.blogspot.com/
A very popular dessert in the 1950’s, served at the famous Coconut Grove Night Club in Los Angeles. The “Grove” was known for its great cuisine. The Coconut Grove is featured in one of the scenes in Slivers of Glass, a Noir murder Mystery.
2 oranges or tangerines
Shredded coconut, unsweetened
Peel the oranges or tangerines, pull the pieces apart; cut the pieces across the middle. Peel the bananas and cut them into thin slices.
Cover the bottom of the bowl with orange pieces. Sprinkle 1-2 teaspoons of sugar over the oranges (depending on the sweetness of the oranges/tangerines). Put some banana slices on oranges, and then sprinkle a little coconut over bananas.
Do the same thing for the next layer, first the oranges, sugar, bananas and coconut. Make more layers, using all the fruit.
Sprinkle coconut on top. Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate for 1 hour. Serves 3-4