"For half an hour after Joel Cairo had gone Spade sat alone, still and frowning, at his desk.  Then he said aloud in a tone of one dismissing a problem, "Well, they're paying for it," and took a bottle of Manhattan cocktail and a paper drinking-cup from a desk drawer.  He filled the cup two-thirds full, drank, returned the bottle to the drawer, tossed the cup into the waste basket, put on his hat and overcoat, turned off the lights, and went down to the night-lit street."

The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett, provides one of the best detective stories...well...ever...and our May book.  And with so many cocktail options provided by our booze-loving hero, it will be quite a feat to choose just one for our cocktail! Come and enjoy with us on Wednesday, May 30th from 6 pm - 8 pm.