Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Coffee with a canine: Chris Pavone & Charlie Brown

Today's featured duo at Coffee with a Canine: Chris Pavone & Charlie Brown.

The author, on Charlie's literary pedigree:
I was a book editor before I was a book writer, and Charlie appeared in one of the books I edited. Back when he was a puppy, I hired a well-known pet photographer named Jim Dratfield—who had published a few books of animal photos—to take some portraits of our puppy; this was my birthday present to Madeline. During the shoot Jim and I got to talking about a new project, which I ended up publishing as Underdogs—a book about non-purebred dogs—a decade ago. And even though Charlie is a pure cocker spaniel, Jim and I both wanted his photo in the book. So to avoid clashing with the book’s premise, we put Charlie’s portrait in the Acknowledgments, where he is thanked—by name!—for his role in bringing the project to fruition. All his friends were...[read on]
Among the early praise for Chris Pavone's The Expats:
“I often thought I was reading early works of Ken Follett, Frederick Forsyth, and Robert Ludlum. Smart, clever suspense, skillfully plotted—The Expats is a lot of fun to read.”
—John Grisham

“Smartly executed ... Pavone is full of sharp insights into the parallels between political espionage and marital duplicity ... Thoroughly captivating.”
New York Times Book Review

“Bristling with suspense and elegantly crafted, The Expats introduces a compelling and powerful female protagonist you won’t soon forget. Well done!”
—Patricia Cornwell
Learn more about the book and author at Chris Pavone's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Expats.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Chris Pavone & Charlie Brown.

--Marshal Zeringue