Historic Banning’s Tavern in Easton, Maryland is the new sponsor of Whispers, the mystery serial appearing every Tuesday at www.AttractionMag.com. Tom Haschen, an owner of Banning’s closed the deal with a handshake. “We are pleased to be part of this unusual project. It should be great fun!”
Cheril and I are thrilled to join with Banning’s in this novel adventure. It is filled with history and the food is fantastic, a true oasis in the middle of Easton. And the people are the best—both staff and patrons! We had our first planning meeting at Banning’s about Whispers, A Maggie Maitland Mystery and it has been the site of many work session and celebratory lunches.
If you know the story behind Banning’s, you’ll appreciate how fitting it is that a mystery serial set on the Mid-shore is anchored in this intriguing place. Banning’s was named after Jeremiah Banning, local war hero and patriot of the Revolutionary War. The restaurants owners Tom Haschen and Chef Stephen Mangasarian strive to keep our local history alive by providing their guests with interesting facts about the people and events of our area.
Banning’s is more than a history stop on a visit of Talbot County. The tasty menu, craft beer and extensive wine and cocktail lists will delight the most discriminating customer, as will the friendly and comfortable pub atmosphere. Historic Banning’s Tavern is a great place to set a scene in Whispers. The only problem is that when our characters place their orders, the writers get hungry. Good thing Banning’s is close-by. Settle in a booth, sit outside for people-watching or meet friends at the bar and read the latest episode of Whispers while you enjoy an excellent meal, glass of wine or craft beer.
Here’s the storyline:
Maggie Maitland, a wholesale antiques buyer and new resident of the Eastern Shore, is still reeling from the sudden death of her husband. Just as she begins her new life, she is thrust into the spotlight as a suspect in the murder of a local dentist – the man she believes killed her husband through carelessness. To clear herself and protect her friends, Maggie must do her own investigation and face the real killer.
Banning’s and Whispers … a great combination!
Historic Banning’s Tavern is located at 42 East Dover Street in Easton in the Avalon Building, phone number 410-822-1733. Check out their website: www.BanningsTavern.com and on Facebook.