Coffee, Tea or Me?

"Coffee, Tea or Me?" was published to great fanfare in 1967, and went on to become a national and international best seller. It showed up on all the important best seller lists as a hardcover, and its paperback edition sold more than 3 million copies. Together with its three sequels, it sold more than 5 million copies, was translated into a dozen languages, and became a CBS made-for-TV movie.

Penguin Books reissued the book as a trade paperback in 2004 as a "Penguin Classic," with a new introduction from me. Back when it was originally published, Broadway legends Anita Loos and Jule Stein wanted to make it into a Broadway musical comedy. I opted to go the Hollywood route, my only regret. Now, there's building interest in mounting a retro-musical based upon the book.

Selected Works

For anyone who aspires to a writer's career, this book is a must-read.
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"With shades of The Manchurian Candidate hanging over the entire story, Experiment in Murder takes on the subject of hypnosis and creating unknowing murderers. "
Murder, She Wrote
When competing restaurants open in Cabot Cove, Jessica must track down who killed one of the chefs.
Jessica Fletcher is invited to ring in the New Year with British aristocracy. Too bad someone’s about to end the life of the party....
Jessica investigates a cast and crew of suspects when someone is found dead on a movie set.
My Favorite Book
Madness and mayhem during Prohibition.
My book of 35 years ago, "Coffee, Tea or Me? was reissued spring 2003, with a new foreword.
Remarkable Tale
A Cold War cult classic, once again available to the reading public.