"There was a desert wind blowing that night.  It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch.  On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight.  Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks.  Anything can happen ....."
   -- Raymond Chandler, RED WIND




"Hi Ruth -  Book arrived today.  A Wonderful addition to my collection.  Thank you."  L H - Michigan


"Thank you, Ruth, for keeping us posted on the delivery of our book.  It arrived yesterday in perfect shape, thanks to the very good care you took in packaging it.  We hope you have a healthy happy holiday season."  S L - Oregon


" ..... book just arrived and I'm so thrilled!  Beautiful condition.  Really appreciate the care in packing and shipping, as well.  Look forward to doing business again.  C G - New York


"Books arrived in excellent condition.  Thank you very much."  S G - Oregon


"Thank you for a pleasant experience."  L K - Singapore


"I received The Man With A Load of Mischief and The Dirty Duck and they are BEAUTIFUL!!  Thank you so very much."  Mary - Arizona


"Oh my goodness!  The book arrived just moments ago.  So beautifully packaged.  I felt like it was a Christmas gift.  It's beautiful.  Has it ever been opened?  thank you very much.  You took such care in making sure the book arrived safely.  Thank you again."   Nancy - Florida


"I just received my book.  I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the care you took in your packaging so that the book arrived to me undamaged.  Thank you so much."   Julie - Montana


"Thank you Ruth!  Beautiful books and thanks so much for the amazingly fast shipping and great packaging!"  Bruce - New York -



"Good day Ruth:  The proofs are beautiful.  I have no doubt that we'll do business again!"  Brian - Canada -



"Just wanted to let you know that 'Necropolis' has arrived here safely today and it's a magnificent copy!  I'm so pleased with it as I've spent years trying to locate a pristine replacement for my damaged copy, and at long last I have it!  It's a book I will treasure."  Matthew - United Kingdom -



" ..... wanted to record total satisfaction with THE BIG SLEEP 1976 Vintage paperback - the 'age toning' is minimal and inconsequential - the condition is like New to me."  Many thanks.  Dan - New York -



"I just got my copy of THE STOWAWAY that I ordered from you.  This is a Big Deal.  I've been collecting Georges Simenon books for longer than I can remember.  This is the LAST one.  Yippee."  Mike - California -



"Thank you very much for the book which has arrived today.  Thanks for the Tracking and the Excellent Service you have provided."     Regards DG - United Kingdom -



"Thank you for your kindness and understanding.  Appreciate You!"   John - Oregon - September 8, 2018



"Thank you, Ruth, very pleased with the book, better condition than described, and I'm quite picky about my paperbacks.  I still have the 'Scene Of The Crime' mysteries from Dell that I bought new back in the early 80s or thereabouts.  They introduced me (and my Dad) to several authors we had never been exposed to before."           Ed - Florida -



"I am absolutely happy with the book.  It is in better condition than described and was exceptionally well packaged with speedy delivery."     Randy - Oregon -



"Thank you so much for making such a lovely item available - I'm absolutely delighted with the purchase.  Thank you also for paying such care and attention to the packaging, thereby ensuring that it reached me exactly as it left you."     Richard - Hong Kong -



"So excited to get this and greatly appreciate the quick shipping!!!!!" - Z - New York -



"You made my day!  Thank you very much!!  My copy of Slayground just arrived.  Not only is the book as described - actually a bit better, but the careful packaging was nonpareil.  I have been collecting Donald E. Westlake / aka Richard Stark books for about 5 years and I believe that this was the finest packaged book I have ever had the pleasure to receive and unwrap (Christmas came early).  It is great to know that there are other people in the world - like you - that care about books as much as I do.  Thanks again for your fine efforts on my behalf."     Rich - Wisconsin -



"Thank you for sending me the book while I am here for the Noir City Film Festival in San Francisco.  Also for the way you packaged it for me.  It is a beautiful book and I am very happy with it.  All the best."  Paul -







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