After hearing the wonderful remarks by Michael Connelly at CrimeFest, I just had to buy The Scarecrow, which is just out in the UK and on sale at £9.49 at my ever-reliable (if troubled) Sussex Stationers. (It's £12.99 in W.H. Smith, and £18.99 at full price.) While I was there, I saw a haunting object (right). Not purchased yet, but I suspect it will not be long. I also have to confess to buying a reduced-price DVD (left) while in HMV to purchase City of Ember (based on the popular (at Petrona Towers) book and subsequent sequel and prequel by Jeanne DuPrau) and some sorority flick of instantly forgettable title for certain family members. Returning to my illustrations: spot the connection. Here is the beautiful Perceval Press, and here is its Wikipedia entry, which links to some newspaper articles about the company. Even in such difficult times, a site and enterprise like this gives one hope for the world.