RARA-AVIS: book shopping

From: Mark Sullivan ( DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net)
Date: 12 Sep 2001

Don't you just hate it when you walk up to the counter in a bookstore, the guy looks at your books and says: "Oh, these came from that big collection of pulps [he was using the term loosely, they were actually old paperbacks] we got in the other day. There was a bunch of Chester Himes [but only one that I already had was left] and a whole lot of Fredric Brown, even several titles my co-worker who loves and collects Brown had never seen before [but only one of those, which I already had, was left].

Still, I picked up an Ace Double by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. They had three (none included the book made into the recent movie The Deep End). I picked up the book with the Chandler endorsement: "For my money she's the top suspense writer of them all . . . I recommend for your attention
. . . The Innocent Mrs. Duff." The other novel in the double is The Virgin Huntress.

I also picked up The Scene by Clarence Cooper, finally, and Cop Killer by George Bagby. Is Bagby any good?


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