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Beginnings

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April 4th, 2021 Posted 7:56 am

Sunday, when we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. Since it seems to be having a digital sale this week – $1.99! – and would therefore be a cheap way to get introduced to the Chet and Bernie series, how about The Dog Who Knew Too Much? And instead of the beginning, why not a little something from within, a sort of urological reflection?

“Naw,” said the Sheriff. “But word of caution – Moondog and his ilk are piss poor sources of information around here.”

Piss poor? That was a new one. I kind of liked it. I myself was piss rich, no doubt about that. I wandered out of the circle of light and lifted my leg against the tunnel wall. Chet the Jet!

 

 

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Beginnings

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March 28th, 2021 Posted 7:53 am

On Sundays, we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. How about we try Into The Dark, third in the middle-grade Echo Falls series? Unlike the Chet and Bernie series, Echo Falls should probably be read in sequence – Down The Rabbit Hole, Behind The Curtain, Into The Dark. Today, instead of the beginning, here’s a little bit of Mr. Sidney, the old school bus driver, talking to Ingrid and her friend Ty about Bataan, which of course is all new to them.

“Very next morning they had us on the road to the prison camp. Not going to talk about the Death March – you can look it up. Not going to talk about the starvation, or the disease, the heat, or what happened to anybody who lagged behind, even to drink from a mud puddle.”

“What happened to them?” said Ty.

“What did I just say?” said Mr. Sidney.

 

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Beginnings

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March 21st, 2021 Posted 8:50 am

On Sundays, we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. How about we try Behind The Curtain, second in the middle-grade Echo Falls series? Unlike the Chet and Bernie series, Echo Falls should probably be read in sequence – Down The Rabbit Hole, Behind The Curtain, Into The Dark. Football plays a role in Behind The Curtain – I love writing football scenes!

Ingrid Levin-Hill sat in math class, her mind wandering pleasantly.

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Beginnings

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March 14th, 2021 Posted 8:29 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 A Fistful of Collars? The digital edition seems to be on sale for $1.99. That’s less than 2 bucks! This might be a good introduction to the series for some frugal friend. Does this frugal friend like cats? They – and Chet – will meet a cat named Brando in this story. What more could anyone ask?

“Heard you drove another one off a cliff,” said Nixon Panero. He spat a thin brown stream of chewing tobacco into an empty paint can, or maybe not that empty. Yellow paint, the yellow of egg yolks, now with a brown swirl in the middle: there’s all kinds of beauty in life.

“You heard wrong,” said Bernie.

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