I just finished reading a mystery by Richard Lockridge copyright 1974 I found in a second hand bookstore in Vermont. The story is still good and the politics, about Nixon area communications regulations are surprisingly relevant. I am amazed at how casually everyone smokes (even thought there are references to how bad it is for you) and drinks (mostly gin martinis. And the news comes one once a day on TV. No 24 hour coverage. A tiny glimpse into a time passed. I have always liked Lockridge (at one time the Lockridges because he wrote with his wife, Frances, in the beginning. Maybe before she died?) in part because there are always cats around.