Greetings, bird-folk --
I just got back this morning from a week in Puerto Vallarta,
and between snorkeling around the Mariettas and Los Arcos,
and body-surfing in Sayulita and San Pancho, I found time to
read a couple of books.
The day before I left, I stopped in at Powells and found a HB
Crime Club edition of Peter Cheyney's _The Man Nobody Saw_.
On the shelf directly above the shelf holding the Cheyneys
were (ta-da) the Chandlers. Call me ignorant, but I was
unaware that Chandler wrote a novel called _The Little
Sister_(!) I, of course, purchased it immediately. I staved
off reading it until I got through the Cheyney, then read it
in the space of about a day. (If it had been ice cream, I'd
have a hell of a headache.)
I never cease to be amazed at the way that guy can put words
together. All hail Raymond Chandler.
Best Regards, Erick
P.S.: Mexico is highly recommended, Cheyney's "The Man
who..." is not. His other series, Slim Callaghan and The Dark
books are very entertaining, but this one didn't hold up too
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