Crime Fiction Friday: THEY SURE MAKE GOOD POTATOES AT THE MAYHILL CAFE by George Wier
We’re always happy to have our buddy George Wier join us for a MysteryPeople event. He’ll be joining Ace Atkins, Jesse Sublett, and Jim Wilsky for our latest Noir At the Bar on May 12Th, 7PM, at the Opal Divine’s on 6031 South Congress. To get folks ready, we have an excerpt from a little piece of noir published in Dreaming…, because no matter what George writes, he’s able to give it a Texas spin.
“It’s 1986 and they sure make good potatoes at the Mayhill Cafe. But
Dalton has no idea what year it is.
‘Yeah, the secret is to cook ‘em with real butter. Not deep fried, but
fried in a pan, just the right heat. That way the butter don’t burn up
and you ken cook more of ‘em for the next customer. Just keep addin’
butter. Yep. They sure—’
‘make good potatoes at the Mayhill Cafe,’ I mouth the words to the
ceiling as he speaks them.
It’s 1986 and two weeks to go until I walk out, a free man…”