since i really enjoy the meetings of the English Reading Group in our local library
i thought it might be nice to start a private book club
with food and drinks and nice company
so we´re about to start lightly in September with a Miss Marple novel by Agatha Christie
A Murder is Announced/Ein Mord wird angekündigt
gelesen werden kann ganz nach Belieben im Original oder Übersetzung
we´ll talk about favorite parts and characters (or least favorite, of course)
and there might be a version of the "Delicious Death" chocolate cake
playing a important role in the story
- there actually is a RECIPE based on the book, but i used NIGEL SLATER´S CHOCOLATE ALMOND ONE -
which i then heavily "deconstructed" adding whipped cream,  more molten chocolate and blood coloured sprinkles
and yes, it really is a dangerous thing, i had to lie down after a few bites - it´s that rich
so i bet it had a devastating effect on those not used to fat and that much chocolate during after-war rationing
(fun fact: the cake in the book was made by a dirndl skirt wearing German or Austrian refugee called Mitzi 
- portrayed in a very racist way)
so in case you think you´d enjoy an old fashioned murder mystery
do not hesitate to contact me and be part of the whole thing
i´ve been a fan of those stories for years now
it started with my grandmother´s black, white and red coloured scary looking Scherz Krimi Klassiker books
(which explains the colour scheme and choice of font)
and i still like to revisite them once in a while
and those lovely chrysanthemums?
they are rather scraggy, really!
(running gag, you´ll see)