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Random Amazon Review We Like


March 19th, 2018 Posted 8:23 am

5.0 out of 5 stars – Better than a movie! – March 18, 2018.
kcoxford on BOW WOW:

Love Bowser and Birdie – reading this story is better than watching a movie. Great sense of place, strong characters, intriguing story line.


Beginnings (More)


March 18th, 2018 Posted 8:10 am

On Sunday we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Chet and Bernies (as part of Chetspeak) – and now taking on all the Peter Abrahams novels in chronological order. Here, from 2001 (and perhaps slightly ahead of its time), #11 – LAST OF THE DIXIE HEROES (all about Civil War reenactors going a little too far):

Roy thought he heard his son crying in the night. He got up, went down the hall, opened Rhett’s door, smelled the emptiness inside.

And woke up. Must have been asleep until that moment. How else to explain it? Roy didn’t turn on the light.


Happy St. Paddy’s Day!


March 17th, 2018 Posted 9:11 am


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What’s In A Name?


March 16th, 2018 Posted 9:30 am

Power is back! So, a day late, here’s What’s In A Name, wherein Mrs. Publicist and the writer discuss a character name from one of his books.

Mrs. P: What’ll it be this time, Pete?

Peter Abrahams (aka Spencer Quinn): How about Dr. Machado?

Mrs. P: The somewhat unhelpful shrink from THE RIGHT SIDE?

PA: Certainly unhelpful from his patient LeAnne’s point of view. Machado means ax or hatchet in Spanish and Portuguese.

Mrs. P: So – a crude kind of tool for doing delicate work?

PA: Exactly! You don’t need me anymore!

Mrs. P: See you April 15 for more of What’s In A Name!


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