Perk Noir – the one-of-a-kind jazz coffee shop featured in the amazing mystery rom-com by Chris Garson. Coming soon, from Optimus Maximus Publishing!
Perk Noir owners
1979 – 1986 Earl “Lightning” Perkins
1986 – 1996 Ronnie Rivers
1996 – 1999 Sidney Horowitz
1999 – now Brett Barlow
Perk’s Rules – rules to live by
Earl “Lighting” Perkins – a legendary African-American jazz and blues pianist; founder of Perk Noir.
Discography: Earl “Lightning” Perkins recordings
Perkhead – a Perk Noir regular sipper.
Perkmeister – a Perk Noir staff member.
Perklore – the study of all things Lightning, i.e. the collective body of knowledge concerning the life and times of Lightning Perkins. His rules, his lessons, his music, his friends, his coffee, his story, all were Perklore.
Perklore kensai – a Perkhead who has mastered Perklore. When the story opens, Brett Barlow is the only Perkheads to have achieved this illustrious rank.
Perkaparaphernablia – a method of teaching and expression reliant upon Lightning Perkins parables and paraphernalia