Poppy Z. Brite is the author of two previous books in this series, Liquor and Prime, as well as five other novels and three short story collections. She lives in New Orleans with her husband, Chris, a chef.
"A high-end restaurant is--for any competent novelist--a gift that
keeps on giving. The heat, the bickerings and intrigue, the pursuit
of perfection, the dodgy money keeping it all afloat: the setting
spawns plots . . . Can the [Liquor] franchise sustain
itself? The answer is yes." --New York Times
Praise for Liquor and Prime
"Steeped in spicy dialogue and [New Orleans] flavor . . . a behind-the-swinging-door peek into the world of chefs." --Entertainment Weekly