Megan Abbott's new novel is You Will Know Me.
From her Q&A with Kat Kinsman of Extra Crispy:
So much of your work is so dark and noir, and I'm trying to imagine the breakfasts of the women in your books.Learn more about the book and author at Megan Abbott's website.
In the noir world, they always have black coffee and a diner egg. The one meal you see cooked in noir novels is breakfast, because even the men would make their own breakfast. Raymond Chandler often had Philip Marlowe eat eggs and make coffee in the percolator. He had an elaborate percolator routine. One of my favorite noir novels—which was a big influence on me—was Mildred Pierce. She's famous in that for making pie. I always think that pie is a great breakfast. I remember my mom—that gave her permission to eat pie for breakfast, and she loved it. After you have pie for dessert, you can have it the next morning. That does come from...[read on]
My Book, The Movie: The Fever.