Mike Ripley: The fact that you are now actually wearing pants is a good sign, Michael. Still, the column hasn’t been going that long. The inspiration for “Getting Away with Murder” came after a particularly savage night in the [original] Academy Club in London with my fellow boulevardiers Auberon Waugh and Gore Vidal, tasting a consignment of fire-damaged gin.
Could fire-damaged gin be a secret to prolific writing?
Image: Okay, that's not Gore Vidal, Michael Gregorio, or Mike Ripley, but it is Vidal's good friend Tennessee Williams and that might be gin.