Those interested in the original responses to Mr. Lance might
July archives, when they are up, especially those listed as "Vanishing of
Lance" or "Vanishing Lance." I proposed it was more than martinis--but I
was taking liberties with the available evidence, in the spirit of what
fictional fun can be made when one is Insulted and the Insulter has "left
the room." (What else can a wimp do?)
The renewed interest shows, perhaps, just how Polite and
Genteel we usually
are on this list! A factor often noticed about readers of "cosy" or
English-intellectual mysteries, but not often noticed about readers of
hard-boiled. I'll stop before I drown in waves of Good Feeling.
(It's good to be off the road and reconnected. Now to catch
up with the
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