On Becoming a (Fictional) Librarian

reprinted with permission from Mystery Readers Journal, The Journal of Mystery Readers InternationalⓇ, Volume 30, Number 3, Fall 2014, p 42. On Becoming a (Fictional) Librarian by Con Lehane The first time I entered the majestic Beaux-Arts flagship of the New York Public Library system, the 42nd Street Library, I went there to meet a girl. At the time, I was in high school—a boy’s high school in Connecticut, where I lived. She went to a girl’s school forty or fifty miles north of the city. I don’t remember how it came about that I knew she’d be in the […]