Re: RARA-AVIS: Dividend on Death

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 15 Dec 2000

James Reasoner wrote:

> For example, I didn't recall that Shayne cooked so much, or that Dresser
> spent so much time describing food and clothing. To tie this in with
> another thread, I thought for a second that I was reading a Spenser novel!
> One of the best scenes in the book is a cooking scene, however. While being
> interrogated in his apartment by police detectives, Shayne calmly slices
> bread with a butcher knife which just happens to be the murder weapon the
> cops are looking for.

Having not read "Dividend on Death", I have to say that the scene sounds dramatically plausible and necessary, when Spenser makes food only for making food, not as a part of the plot.


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