On Sunday we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams novels, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. Here, from 1994, 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 the Abrahams 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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14 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:38 am on February 10th, 2019


    Wow, OFA is up early!

    Grizz works in the big house. I will have to ask him if “man” is the word.

    Sierra: A new sled! You go, girl!

    Good day to all!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    7:43 am on February 10th, 2019

    Good morning Wose and everyone. Quite a terse opening.
    Hope Hobbitz got home safely.
    Way to go Sierra.
    Good Sunday to all.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:58 am on February 10th, 2019

    Sierra, what is your favorite kind of Pop Tarts?

  4. B.Stover
    10:22 am on February 10th, 2019

    Rose: Let us know what Grizz says about the word “man” being used.

    Good morning all.

  5. Diane C.
    11:41 am on February 10th, 2019

    Good Morning Wose, Sharon, and B.–I’m checking in on a RAINY a.m. and am also curious about “Man” (or “man”)

  6. Hobbitz
    12:23 pm on February 10th, 2019

    Home Sweet Home. Back to Sadie wanting in/out during the night and kitties taking turns on the bed with me. Very tired but my day is on its way.

  7. Hobbitz
    3:41 pm on February 10th, 2019

    Evidence points to Sadie being on the couch while I was home. She is trying to blame the black cat but Denali prefers the back of my new recliner. Sadie was on her bed in the garage when I got home. She didn’t recognize me by sight or by voice but when I started giving her tummies and pets, she remembered me. She is aging.

  8. Wose-The Small and Meek
    4:27 pm on February 10th, 2019

    HRH,B: Grizz and I were just discussing the use of “man” in the big house. He says it isn’t used any more or less in the big house than on the outside. Interestingly, Grizz says that “man” seems to be cultural, used more by the African American population than any other.

    Hobbitz: Glad you are safely back home. I am laughing at the black hair on the couch situation.

  9. BearSpiritDog
    4:56 pm on February 10th, 2019

    Hobbitz: For Sadie you were Gone a Very Long Time. Looks like she was Evicted from the house by the Cats.

    Glad you are Home Safely. We followed your Flight last night until it landed in Anchorage.

  10. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:42 pm on February 10th, 2019

    Sled!…A new sled is a big deal!…WHOOO!HOOOO!…And the Honor of receiving the Sportsmanship Award is incredible!…wheeze!…Sierra is such a Kool Kid!…snorkel!

  11. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:47 pm on February 10th, 2019

    Lights!…Out!..snort!…Funny, I was thinking of that last line in the book the other day for some reason…chuffle!….I thought it was the best ending line ever! EVER!…heh!heh!

    WAIT!…That last line I was thinking of is from “END OF STORY”. The other prison story…snort!.. Both books are very excellent to say the least. But I will always remember the last line of End of Story…heh!heh!

  12. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:31 pm on February 10th, 2019

    Burn!…My friend burned her left thumb today while getting piping hot 450 degree bread outta the oven…snort!…I can still hear her swearing…yeeep!…But the Bread looks divine! She is getting pretty good at this Artisan Bread thing…slobber!…One loaf is going to lil Maddie at the library. She is a college student and appreciates free food…snorkel!

  13. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:07 pm on February 10th, 2019

    RIO! I can smell that bread from here!

  14. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:20 pm on February 10th, 2019

    Rose!…My friend thinks of youse everytime she makes this bread…snorkel!….She doesn’t think it would travel well in the mail sorry to say…wheeze!

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