Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cowboys, Steaks & Coronas

by Detective Darby O'Malley
from Angi Morgan's .38 Caliber Cover-Up

I could have murdered someone today. There were enough looks at the academy--probably all caught on tape—to justify a homicide.

I get it. My brother’s under police custody at the hospital, lying comatose accused of murder. So the strange looks…well, I get it. But I don’t have to like it.

And what I like less is coming to the Sergeant Major’s (my dad) and acting like Michael isn’t in serious trouble. “There’s nothing that can’t be fixed with a good grilled steak, a couple of Corona Extras and a Cowboys game.” Yep that’s him spouting his words of wisdom to my brother Sean. And yeah, they’re watching the Cowboys—bad season and all—while *I* grill the steaks.

Sometimes that’s enough. But today, I’d sort of like to come up with a plan of action on how to solve Michael’s little problem of being accused of killing my partner.

One thing at a time, I suppose. First is deciding how to cook the steaks. So for me a little fresh-cracked pepper, lots of Worcestershire, rosemary, some garlic and my secret ingredient, lime juice. No salt, even though I love just a tad of sea salt. (I’ll save that portion though for the grilled asparagus.) And now for the guys…

They like pepper-encrusted sirloins. I wonder if they’d notice if it were just cayenne and jalapenos?

Ha Ha… Think they’d listen to me while drowning the flames?

So I’d like to know how you’d get one of your fellows to talk to you. Or a new recipe for marinating steak. Whichever’s easier.

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Angi Morgan writes Intrigues where honor & danger collide with love. If you live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, she will be signing .38 Caliber Cover-Up and Hill Country Holdup at local stores this weekend. Check out her website for times and locations. Be sure to say hello on Facebook!

18 comments:

  1. You're doing the right thing, give them steak and beers and when a commercial comes start sneaking in words related to your inquiry.

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  2. LOL at the cayenne and jalapeƱos. Withhold the water until they talk to you!

    The book sounds great--my TBR keeps growing and growing.

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  3. You're just the person to find out the truth. I can only imagine meals with your family!

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  4. Don't know why you'd be looking for another marinade, although I'd say that's the easier question to answer -- anything with lime juice works for me!

    Looking forward to reading about how you solve the other problem!

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  5. Good morning, Dru. Commercials are probably the best time to talk. Or they used to be. Now they pause the game and come back to catch it live. The Sergeant Major's really into his DVR.

    ~~Angi

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  6. Hiya Heather! I'm liking the idea of those peppers more and more. LOL Sean (one of my big brothers) considers himself a Texan and eats the things straight from his garden. So I'm not sure it would teach him a lesson. He was the only sibling born here and one of the reasons the Sergeant Major brought us back here for his retirement.

    ~~Angi

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  7. Hello Mary Jane.
    I like your confidence (even though I have none in myself at the moment). But you're right, meals around here are very different and exciting. Especially when they take the balloon up.

    ~~Angi

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  8. Nice to meet you Erika!
    You're right, a good marinade is a good marinade. But I do like experiementing with flavors.

    And thank you all for considering Angi's story. We're very grateful.

    ~~Angi

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  9. Hi Angi nice to see you on today. I hate to admit it, but this is the first I have heard of your books and they are going to be added to my TBR list. They sound like my kind of read :).
    The World of Book Reviews

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  10. Hi Babs...
    Thanks for adding to your TBR...my stack is getting dangerously high. LOL I'd love to know what you think of Darby & Erren's story.

    Thanks,
    ~~Angi

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  11. Loves 2 Read Romance - LauraMarch 2, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    The book sounds great! I will have to add it to my TBR

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  12. Thanks for visiting with us today, Angi (and Darby). I can vouch that Angi's books are awesome. Fun, exciting, romantic ... sigh. :)

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  13. Thanks for having us, Wendy. It's been a pleasure. Guys are guys and I'm from a family of "real" men.

    ~~Darby

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  14. One of my macho friends makes a marinade out of Jack Daniels and garlic. He won't tell me what else is in it. It's verrry tasty, though. You'd like him, because he cooks the steaks!

    ~ Krista

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  15. Krista, does he mind a gal who has three brothers and a Sergeant Major for a dad? That seems to scare a lot of potential beaus off. Conner is in Afghanistan, Sean's a body-building Geek, and Michael's been accused of murder (gotta be innocent--I just have to determine what's gone wrong). They're all scary in their own protective way.
    ~~Darby

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  16. Thanks for having Darby & I as guests today. Certainly hope everyone enjoys their steaks! (And Wendy...we know for a fact if you're in the house we'd be serving Veggie Lasagna!)

    ~~Angi & Darby

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  17. Cayenne and jalapenos! They'd be downing those Coronas faster than you could pop the lids off 'em.

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  18. Good to hear from you Regina. And yeah, my guys would down the beer and maybe never question WHY the steak was so hot. After all, I cooked and they didn't have to.

    ~~Darby

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