It was the last day before the End Of The World (otherwise known as Hurricane Irene), and we decided to spend it in style. And it was an amazing, amazing, AMAZING day. Thanks to the gods of good weather, and the providers of good books (the publisher of Hard Case Crime stopped by for a visit!), and the good citizens of New York who didn’t give the half dozen topless women in their midst more than a passing glance and a joyful thumbs-up, we had a spectacular afternoon in the sun.

Wish us luck with the storm…