Book Launch Party Day #3

3 Mar

Day 3 already! Time flies when you’re having fun. Nice of you to stop by.

Hope you’re enjoying the games in the right margin, Hang the Dead Man or Test Your Detective Skills. Some visitors (cough – Lesley – cough) apparently aren’t very good at either game. But it’s all about having fun.

Today I’m serving Poutine. For those of you who have never heard of this dish, Poutine is a Canadian specialty. It’s a greasy, cheesy delight, great for the taste buds, maybe not so good for the heart. Whatever.

Remember, simply by commenting on this blog below, you will win a FREE copy of A Few Dead Men. Everyone who comments will receive a coupon code at the end of the week (March 8th). If you like what you read, post a review on Goodreads, Amazon or the website of your choice anytime and win another FREE copy of any Chick Dick Mystery!

A Few Dead Men – Setting: The Split Crow

The Split Crow is a landmark tavern Halifax. Darcy has a date here, and a lot of the dishes I’m serving at my launch party were inspired by The Split Crow’s menu.

This pub is OLD. Its first owner was Mr. John Shippey, in 1749, who called it The Spread Eagle, as its sign was taken from the German coat of arms, The Double Eagle. Shortly after opening, the tavern became affectionately known as The Split Crow. The original tavern sat at the southwest corner of Salter and Water streets, and quickly became a second home for sailors, mariners and travelers. They were given comfortable lodgings, food and generous mugs of grog. In the tradition of the day, music was played, ladies entertained, politics discussed and, inevitably, fights broke out. One of these fights resulted in the first ever murder charge in Nova Scotia.

More than 250 years later, this landmark tavern is still open, and located on Granville Street, where its tradition continues. Although I don’t think there have been many murders, lately.

Blog Tour Updates:

 Visit me at Annie Acorn’s blog today, where I’m being interviewed about A Few Dead Men. 

Check out my home page for a full itinerary of my month long Blog Tour. Hope to see you tomorrow!

8 Responses to “Book Launch Party Day #3”

  1. Ellis Vidler March 3, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Nancy, I tried to buy A Few Dead Men on Amazon and it’s not up yet! I loved Gone Groom Gone and The Haunting of Hayley is next on my Kindle. Keep doing what you’re doing. Books that make me laugh out loud are always welcome on my (now virtual) shelf.

    • nancyelizabethlauzon March 3, 2012 at 11:21 am #

      Hey, Ellis! Yeah, it should be up by next week, but sometimes it takes a while with the larger online retailers. I know that you can get it on Smashwords. Thanks for your kind words, it makes my day to know you’re enjoying my books!

      Nancy 🙂

  2. Meg March 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    I played the games and apparently have no skills. LOL! I am reading Gone Groom Gone and am loving it so far. I was a HUGE Nancy Drew fan and am liking Callie. Hope to read your others!

  3. Sharon Extine March 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Read your excerpt. Can’t wait to read the whole book. Sounds great. Keep writing!!

  4. Kathleen Kaska March 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    I tired poutine when I was in Quebec. It is soooo good, but I’m still trying to unclog my arteries. I also found a dish called poutine supreme. Pasta topped with french fries, smothered in brown gravy and covered in cheese. I’ll stick to nachos. I enjoyed your article, Nancy.

    • nancyelizabethlauzon March 3, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

      Yeah, I’m not a fan of poutine either, I like my fries crispy, not smothered in gravy. Thanks for stopping by, Kathleen!

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