Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’

Beginnings

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September 19th, 2021 Posted 8:27 am

On Sunday we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™. How about Their Wildest Dreams, the first book where I got interested in writing about Arizona?

(“Peter Abrahams… is once again at the top of his game in this wildly inventive, captivating caper. – Publishers Weekly)

Mackie dreaded the mail. That was new, one of the many new things in her life, none good.

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Q&A (More)

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November 21st, 2020 Posted 7:42 am

Last Saturday we invited reader questions and so many great ones came in! We’ve been answering at a pace that must seem glacial to you but the plan is to get to at least most of them – some are very similar. Anyway, Andrea Boughton writes:

“Why did you start out clearly describing Arizona but not naming it until several books in?”

Love this question! It has two answers. First, Chet may hear things from time to time without putting them together as we would. But then something might happen and it all clicks. So in the first 5 books (and remember the series can be read in any order!) the name Arizona is not mentioned. Then in The Sound and the Furry, where Chet and Bernie take a case in Louisiana, someone hearing Bernie speak asks where he’s from and Bernie says, “Arizona.”
And now we come to answer number two. There on page 93 of the 6th book I got to write: “Ha! We were from Arizona? I’d wondered about that.” You can’t imagine how much fun I had doing that! So – first, it’s about staying true to Chet’s point of view. And second it’s self-indulgence on my part. Please forgive.

 

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Meet Chipper

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April 22nd, 2019 Posted 9:54 am

Cleaning up in Chet country.

https://www.today.com/pets/chipper-recycling-dog-inspires-earth-day-t152546

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Meet Chipper …

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December 29th, 2018 Posted 8:32 am

… a very good citizen of the nation within:

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