|Saint Louis Cathedral, New Orleans.|
Photos by Peter Rozovsky
ere's another vintage paperback I bought at Bouchercon based on the say-so of one of my cabinet of vintage-paperback advisers, this time Rick Ollerman. The book is Date With Death
, by Leslie Ford
, Page One contains a passage one is not likely to read every day, not even in hard-boiled crime writing:
"Agatha was beautiful, but Agatha was a snob. Agatha laughed, but Agatha had the sense of humor of a rachitic newt."
|Ato Onatade shocked by Jay Stringer|
I can't imagine what sort of sense of humor a rachitic newt would have, but I like the passage.
|Nanci Kalanta (Mountain Jane Laurel), Ali Karim|
|Steve Cavanaugh and his fellow night creatures|
© Peter Rozovsky 2016
|Jeffrey Siger, Barry Lancet|
Labels: Bouchercon 2016, Leslie Ford, paperback originals