That’s what Miriam Auerbach was thinking about 10 years ago while watching a television marathon of the iconic detective films starring Clint Eastwood.
“Suddenly I had a vision of Dirty Harry as a woman. So she was born,” says Auerbach.
Three years later, Auerbach published “Dirty Harriet,” the first in a series of satirical mystery novels. The protagonist is Harriet Horowitz, a gun-toting, Harley-riding former Boca Raton socialite who becomes a crime-fighter.
In My Key West Kitchen: Recipes and Stories, father-and-son chefs Norman Van Aken and Justin Van Aken present recipes inspired by Key West foods their family has relished throughout the decades, including Captain Tony's Sunday Fish Fry, Dennis Pharmacy Navy Bean Soup and The Midget's Brunswick Stew.
The Midget was one of the first places Norman Van Aken cooked in Key West after arriving from Illinois.