Sunday is for beginnings, when we take a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn monikerâ„¢. Eastern European characters seem to pop up in my work from time to time, obviously in Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge but also here and there in the Chet and Bernie series. And then there was End of Story. Here’s how it starts:

“How is going the writing?” said Dragon Karodojic.

(Many thanks to ML for her interesting comment yesterday on My Funny Valentine and the Great American Songbook. I was lucky that my parents – especially my dad – listened to that music a lot.)