Perklore

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

Lightning’s Lyrics, including fan submitted lyrics

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

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