This Takes the Cake…

Photo by Jim McMenamin

Sinda Gregory, author of Private Investigations: The Novels of Dashiell Hammett, and I share a love of hard-boiled fiction. We also share the same birth date (Dec.9th). Alas, I did not get to share her noirish cake, as shown in the above photo by Zoom Street’s managing editor, Jim McMenamin.

Whoever decorated this artful monstrosity must be a fan of David Lynch, Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant, or my own Book of Brats.

I’m still trying to ascertain who, if anyone, ate the head.

I’ll keep you posted.