As seen in this post:
we here at LTA love the bookstore No Alibis. It's always filled with interesting characters - I'd like to think this guy is Ireland's greatest living poet.
Sean here regaled me with scabrous stories of Cuban school-children and the jokes they tell. In this photo he's telling a particularly funny joke about Bill Clinton and Fidel Castro.
Dave Torrans will always offer ya a cup of coffee and interesting conversation. Here Dave and Sean are discussing Shanghai Detective Fiction.
The walls of No Alibis are covered with cool posters like the one above.
It makes me wonder about the function of Detective Fiction - perhaps there's a subtext in the books that says that actually life by its very nature is mystery and that really we know nothing - and, more importantly, if all secrets are revealed we are nothing.
The Detective is only alive when this mystery is unknown - when it's solved it's all over and there's nothing left - we have to close the book and the characters cease being until the next mystery comes up.
And so we leave No Alibis Dear Listener...
...why not visit when you're in town. You'll be entertained and safe - Columbo watches over the store like a Guardian Angel.