Re: RARA-AVIS: Practical tips from hardboiled dicks

From: James Rogers (
Date: 06 Nov 2000

>In one of the novels a bartender advises Phillip Marlowe
>on the proper gin gimlet: equal parts gin and Rose's Lime Juice
>(this is tasty but will peel the enamel off your teeth). I'm
>not remembering the title of the novel (age and atrophy, sorry)
>--it's the one with Terry the veteran who married money and
>drinks too much.

   That one is _The Long Goodbye_. And the gimlet is pretty good. I didn't know about the enamel, though.


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