Uncovering the darker, and cooler, side of history. - Scott M. Deitche

Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets

A book cover with a man holding a gun and a martini glass.

Catering to lovers of the well-written word and the well-mixed drink, Cocktail Noir is a lively look at the intertwining of alcohol and the underworld represented by authors of crime, both true and fictional, and their glamorously disreputable characters, as well as by real-life gangsters who built Prohibition-era empires on bootlegged booze.