Beginnings (More)

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams books in chronological order, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. Here from 2010 – #23, BULLET POINT, a YA novel with hardboiled roots.

[“Gutsier and sexier than most YA novels dare, Abrahams’s thriller wrenches guts with a Richard Price-like facility. Readers will be as irretrievably drawn in as Wyatt.”
– Daniel Kraus, Booklist Starred Review]

Times were bad. Baker Brothers Iron and Metal Foundry went bankrupt. They fired everybody, including Rusty Halenka, who’d worked the seven-to-five on the main furnace for fourteen years. That meant he was around the house a lot. Rusty was Wyatt Lathem’s stepdad. They hadn’t gotten along when times were good.


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18 Responses to “Beginnings (More)”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:36 am on June 17th, 2018

    Good morning everyone! Happy Beginnings, happy Egg Day, happy Chetspeak, happy Sunday, wow, so much fun.
    Thieves et al, we are waiting with baity breath for the next installment of last night’s adventure.
    W&T’s Paw, Grizz, OFA, Mr. Fireslippers, AJ and anybody we forgot, have a good Father’s Day.

  2. B.Stover
    9:17 am on June 17th, 2018

    Good morning all.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:17 am on June 17th, 2018


    OFA’s beginnings are always great!

    Happy Father’s Day to all!

  4. Luna
    10:42 am on June 17th, 2018

    I left a note on my Lady’s night stand with the flight number.

    The P.S. read: Have fun, but not too much fun. Have just shy of the Thieves! kind of fun.

    P.P.S read: I raised the Thieves! Nothing you do can surprise me.

  5. Thieves!
    11:47 am on June 17th, 2018

    We are pleased to report that we successfully completed our portion of the master plan last night. We loaded Rio and Friend in their respective crates and took them to the aeroport. Both of them protested flying in crates, but we explained this is how we travel home from Nome, so therefore…

  6. BearSpiritDog
    1:37 pm on June 17th, 2018

    Thieves! Do Tell…More

  7. Thieves!
    3:28 pm on June 17th, 2018

    For some reason our Lady wasn’t expecting Rio and Friend to travel in crate style. No idea why. She waited forever at baggage claim, but no Rio and no Friend. Finally, she realized that there was a string of curse yeeps coming from the direction of oversized luggage claim. We don’t know about you, but our Lady only one dog who knows how to swear like an evil pug. Yeep!

  8. BearSpiritDog
    4:22 pm on June 17th, 2018


  9. Herd of Hounds
    4:40 pm on June 17th, 2018

    BSD, you can say that again. We are worrier about our friends, both dog and Friend. Please say they are safe.

  10. Thieves!
    5:09 pm on June 17th, 2018

    We will tell All youse the same thing we told Beau—-don’t worry, Friend, Rio and our Lady will be under our supervision.

  11. Thieves!
    5:15 pm on June 17th, 2018

    They are lucky to have us.

  12. Thieves!
    5:19 pm on June 17th, 2018

    What color should we paint the town?

    A) red
    B) a sensible tartan plaid (Nigel’s favorite)
    C) tie-dye
    D) Paisely
    E) Yeep!

    Voting is now open.

  13. Thieves!
    5:49 pm on June 17th, 2018

    New colors:

    F) Somebody call Teddy’s Paw
    G) damn! Here comes Luna!

  14. Herd of Hounds
    6:06 pm on June 17th, 2018

    We vote for D) Paisley…if it is purple.

  15. BearSpiritDog
    6:19 pm on June 17th, 2018

    Red! Youse MUST Paint it Red.

  16. Masquers
    7:54 pm on June 17th, 2018

    Riõ: Keep Teddy’s Paw on speed dial…just in case.

  17. Thieves!
    8:58 pm on June 17th, 2018

    Deep end! We can report that Rio has yet to have any deep dish pizza. He is also grumpy. We are starting to suspect the two are related. He did enjoy several pieces of chicken on a stick for dinner.

  18. Thieves!
    9:03 pm on June 17th, 2018

    Rio would like us to add that for the grace of pug, he didn’t choke on the sticks.

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