Friday, August 03, 2012

Partners & Crime Closing September 20

Getting into mystery fiction in 1993, I first visited Partners & Crime in Greenwich Village in 1998, the only time I met Robert B. Parker. Becoming friendly with co-owner Maggie Griffin and then-employee Sarah Weinman, I also had the pleasure of meeting Robert Crais, Lawrence Block, S.J. Rozan, Lee Child, George Pelecanos, Jack Bludis, Reed Farrel Coleman, Ken Bruen, Jason Starr, Alexander McCall Smith, and Joseph Wallace at Partners.

I wish I'd made it to more events, of course, but each one I did make remains clear and special to me.

1 comment:

BV Lawson said...

I'm sorry to say I didn't have the pleasure of visiting Partners & Crime, Gerald, although I realize now that I haven't been in NYC for over 18 years! But it was good to hear about your experiences and those of others. I have nothing against eBooks, but still want my print books and the ability to wander through a bookstore and attend a signing. This is really depressing news.