I had just come from the Mysterious Bookshop, so I had company on my stroll over the East River: books by Kate Atkinson, David Corbett, Maureen Jennings, Peter Rabe and Dominic Stansberry, plus the issue of The Strand Magazine that contains a previously unpublished story by Dashiell Hammett, and a pamphlet Ken Bruen wrote about Jack Taylor as part of a series that Mysterious Bookshop released of crime writers discussing their lead characters.
Am staying in a B&B in midtown Manhattan that calls one of its buildings an SRO. Now, I'd always associated that term with loneliness, if not downright decrepitude. But times have changed; my room has a jacuzzi.
© Peter Rozovsky 2011