(Not) Beginnings

Normally on Sunday we do beginnings, taking a look at a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™. But we’ve got a special week coming up, so here, from Dog On It (first in the Chet and Bernie series – which can be read in any order!) is the first mention of Thanksgiving in C&B:

Albie Rose lived in the biggest house I’d ever seen, more like a palace, surrounded by high walls. A guy with big shoulders and a gun on his hip led us across vast green lawns to a huge swimming pool. On a deck chair by the pool lay a fat old man in a tiny bathing suit. His skin was oiled and deeply tanned, just about the color and texture of a turkey Leda had left too long in the oven one Thanksgiving. I tried not to look.



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3 Responses to “(Not) Beginnings”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:55 am on November 21st, 2021


    This passage always makes me laugh out loud!

    WTAFP: Love seeing Franklin and Lorenzo chillin’ on the couch!

    Create a good day!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    11:46 am on November 21st, 2021

    Good morning everyone!
    We are with you Rose, that is such a visual that we crack up every time we see it too. And watching neighbors at the community pool has similar images.
    One Thanksgiving along time ago (when dirt was new) we went into the Appalachians to camp for Thanksgiving weekend. Had one of the HOH with us because she had lost a leg to an infection and we really didn’t wanna leave her alone so we bought lots of slim Jim’s and spoiled her to pieces.

  3. B. Stover
    11:57 am on November 21st, 2021

    “I tried not to look.” LOL!

    Good day to all.

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