Posts Tagged ‘Woodstock Festival’

Beginnings (More)


January 20th, 2019 Posted 8:18 am

On Sunday we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams novels including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. Here, from 1988, #4 – HARD RAIN, almost certainly the first novel where the Woodstock Festival was an important plot element. It’s now been digitally republished by the excellent folks at Open Road and that’s the cover you see here.

[“A good thriller needs style, atmosphere and a surprising plot. Hard Rain…has all of these and something extra: depth of feeling…constantly suspenseful, the atmosphere effectively nightmarish. This is a savory thriller about some unsavory secrets.” – The New York Times Book Review]

The man they called Bao Dai lived in a three-colored world. Brown was the color of leeches. Orange was the color of Corporal Trinh’s decayed boots. Green was the color of the jungle and of misfortune.




July 6th, 2016 Posted 8:11 am

Early Peter Abrahams (almost certainly the first time the Woodstock music festival was an important plot element in a novel) featured today here:

$1.99! You can scrounge that under the sofa cushions!



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