Friday, April 27, 2018

Kerry Hammond: Malice Domestic Mystery Most Geographical and the Chai Manhattan

Kerry Hammond's first short story has been published in the Malice Domestic Anthology: Mystery Most Geographical. Today's she tells us about her story.

Four men from four different countries are snowed in at a mid-mountain ski lodge in Megève, France. When they start talking, a question is posed: have you ever known a murderer? One man starts to tell a story as the fire crackles. He changes the names, not to protect the innocent, or so he says.....but to protect the guilty.

I first came across Megève while watching one of my favorite Audrey Hepburn movies, Charade. Megève is the ski resort where Hepburn meets Cary Grant and tells him, "I already know an awful lot of people, so until one of them dies I couldn't possibly meet anyone else." I thought the resort would be the perfect place to snow in some characters and see what happened.

To Protect the Guilty goes perfectly with a Chai Manhattan. It's strong enough to keep you warm as you envision yourself snowed in with the characters.  

Chai Manhattan Ingredients:
2 oz Bourbon
.5 oz Chai Liqueur
1  Amarena Cherry

Shake bourbon and chai liqueur in a shaker with ice. Pour into your favorite glass and drop in the cherry.


  1. Kerry - Love you story and the drink. What a fun anthology!

  2. This is a terrific story and so happy for Kerry! I have to try this drink as I read the anthology!