Re: RARA-AVIS: Cell phones in crime novels

From: jumblejim (
Date: 11 Apr 2003

miker wrote:
> Ain't that the truth! The ritual of trying to locate a
> phone in order to make an important call was performed
> over and over again in the pre-cell phone mysteries. It
> was often a successful vehicle for adding local color.

I'm still having trouble getting over the difficulty the main character in MADMAN ON A DRUM had in finding a payphone in Manhattan!

Jim Beaver

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