Peter Abrahams is the best-selling author of A Perfect Crime, The Tutor, The Fan, and Lights Out, for which he received an Edgar® Award nomination; and Down The Rabbit Hole, a novel for children. He lives in Falmouth, Massachusetts, with his wife and children. Writing as Spencer Quinn, he is also the author of the Chet and Bernie mystery series that starts with Dog On It (2009) with the latest book Scents and Sensibility that was published in 2015.
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Peter Abrahams discusses his first book for children, Down The Rabbit Hole, the first in the Echo Falls mystery series.
Q. You have written several critically acclaimed adult novels including
The Fan, A Perfect Crime, The Tutor and Oblivion but Down the Rabbit Hole is your
first book written for children. Did you find this to be a difficult
transition? Which audience do you prefer writing for?
A. I loved writing this book. The truth is I didnt think much about the transition. The story unreels before the eyes of a 13-year-old girl, so the language of the book is her language. As for audience, its tremendously gratifying to be entertaining young readers.
Q. Do you have a particular writing philosophy that you follow?
A. Im very persnickety about writing. I have a million rules, but they all boil down to trying to do something original on every page.
Q. Ingrid Levin-Hill, the 13-year-old super sleuth and star of the Echo Falls series is a very multifaceted and believable character that the target reader can really relate to. Why do you think that is? Is she based on a ...
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