On a glass-front bookshelf in a church basement hall:
The Wine Bible
Murder in Little Egypt
Patricia Cromwell’s Cruel and Unusual
Sue Grafton’s T is for Trespass
Tattered paperbacks and faded hardcovers. Upright or askew. Donated or abandoned. Murder on Safari, The Cream Puff Murder, and dozens of others residing in an unlocked subterranean purgatory of books.
To be read under exactly what circumstances?