Tuesday, March 22, 2016

PaperBack



Elizabeth Daly, Murder Listens In (Arrow Pointing Nowhere), Bantam, 1949 

14 comments:

Patrick Murtha said...

This looked familiar, and then I realized that I own a slightly beat-up copy of this very paperback, which I purchased here in Queretaro, Mexico. I pulled it out and shall begin reading it.

Bill Crider said...

I hope it lives up to the cover. I like the hat.

Bill Crider said...

Or maybe it's not a hat. Now I wonder what it is.

Patrick Murtha said...

I'm not sure either. Both her and his clothing are quite nice.

The book was in lovely condition when I bought it, and I was keeping it in a banker's box because I still have to find shelves for my Mexican apartment. Then my ferret Ronaldo got into the box and delicately took a nibble at the lower corners. I have to watch books around here because both Ronaldo and my Scoodle (Scottish Terrier-Miniature Poodle mix) Rocio think that libros are consumables. The cats, Frida, Remedios, and Lucia, are more respectful of literature.

Deb said...

Patrick--also watch out for termites. They will destroy your books!

I think what she's holding is an embroidery circle. My read is she was working on her embroidery when the phone rang (or that lurking guy showed up).

Bill Crider said...

I hadn't thought about an embroidery circle, but that could be right.

Deb said...

I can't see it as a hat or a purse-- it clashes with her dress too much.

Patrick Murtha said...

Deb, I will be on the lookout. I have been lucky with bugs here. Queretaro is at 7,000 feet, so we don't see certain insects. If a larger insect gets into the apartment, the cats make short work of it.

I have lost or had to de-accession so many books and other belongings over the years, partly from moving around so much, partly from sometimes not having enough money to continue paying for storage lockers, etc. It is a little depressing to think about.

But I am settling down for good in Queretaro, the world's greatest city, so I am starting my library over - although quite a bit of my reading has moved into ebooks.

Janis Gore said...

Isn't that the back of a chair?

Bill Crider said...

That's it! Easy enough to see in the enlarged version, which I should've looked at before guessing.

Deb said...

Well, duh! I should have figured a woman dressed in such a neat, crisp business suit would not be doing embroidery!

Patrick Murtha said...

I quite liked the first chapter of the book and am looking forward to the rest.

Bill Crider said...

Glad to hear this.

Don Coffin said...

I can never quite decide if I like the Gamadge books or not...My ambivalence did not stop me from reading them all, however. (Felony & Mayhem has been reprinting them, btw.) I think Daly's daughter wrote some books that focused on Henry's wife Clara...well, someone named Eleanor Boylan wrote 5 of them between 1989 and 1996
(http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/B_Authors/Boylan_Eleanor.html)..I have not read any of those...