June 5, 2018
Cocktail Talk: The Sunburned Corpse, Part II
I talked earlier about this little Signet pocket-sized find and where I found it in The Sunburned Corpse, Part I, post. There, I also alluded to the rum-talk in the book, even though that particular quote was about everything (or, some different tipples, at least) but rum. Well, that made me feel sad – this is murder in a tropical paradise after all, and tropical paradises are rum’s bosom buddies. So, a second quote from this little charmer, with rum taking the lead.
Strom went out quietly, stabbing me with his eye. Garel enjoyed the byplay but made no comment. He was content to let me relish my big moment. He brought out some special Puerto Rican rum for me, Battelito, a hot and aromatic drink that did great things for my start of mind.
–Adam Knight, The Sunburned Corpse