On Sundays we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. (Is there any way “moniker” could be wedged into a Chet and Bernie title?) Today: Lights Out (first of what might be called the prison novels – the others are End Of Story and Delusion. Also probably the second-most Bahamian of my novels, after Pressure Drop. And an Edgar Award best novel finalist).

[“Consistently interesting and suspenseful, his thriller’s shocking outcome is revealed only on the very last page.”– Publishers Weekly]

Man is the word. You can’t stop hearing it when you’re inside.



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11 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    10:42 am on November 24th, 2019


    Grizz can attest to the truth of this opening line.

    BooBear: There will not be a calendar this year. :^(

    Good day to all!

  2. B. Stover
    10:52 am on November 24th, 2019

    I think “moniker” might be backslang for “nickname.”

    Good morning all.

  3. Thieves!
    1:13 pm on November 24th, 2019

    Ma’am is the word in Mother Jail.

  4. Thieves!
    1:14 pm on November 24th, 2019

    Avatar! Our avatar is in timeout thinking about what we’ve done.

  5. BooBear
    5:22 pm on November 24th, 2019

    Wose! Not surprised about the calendar. A lot has changed over the years and it was a lot of work for you. But I will miss it! It was a work of Art and Mom and I thank you for doing it all these years.

  6. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:51 pm on November 24th, 2019

    BooBear: It was always fun for me to put together the calendar. I have kept all the Plunderer calendars that I have made. I will have to gather them together and look at all the great pictures!

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:36 pm on November 24th, 2019

    Calendar!….Ohhhhh!..We are sad about no calendar this year…snuffle!…Is there anyway to change yer mind Rose?…wheeese! …just let us know!…wuffle!

  8. Rio The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on November 24th, 2019

    testing!…With a new browser..sniff!

  9. Rio The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on November 24th, 2019

    Photoz!…Still no photoz will post….grump!

  10. BooBear
    10:15 pm on November 24th, 2019

    Wose! We still have all the calendars too. Mom made sure they made the move with us.

  11. Mr. Big
    3:39 am on November 25th, 2019

    Of course the Attendant has kept all the calendars! Works of art, labor of love. It was worth posing for the photos.

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