The decor was Early American Beer.

Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben

I recently listened to an episode of a favored podcast, A Way With Words. They offered this advice to writers: “Read your betters.”

I really, really should have listened.

This description of a mob infested pub in Coben’s book was silly and the least cringeworthy. Some of the others just made me … good grief, I need more beer …