As you all know, The Penultimate Peril came out yesterday and "we're 12/13ths of the way through -- in case you're not good at fractions" Handler notes (helpfully) in the interview.
It's a short but sweet interview. My favorite interchange is the following:
- TG: "What do you say to people who ask why you've written books where such horrible things happen to kids?"
- DH: "I say, 'Dear Lord, what's that behind you?' Then I run away. [He laughs.] I'm puzzled why someone would want to read a book that told the reader that everything was going to be okay as long as you behave well. That has not been my experience and I suspect it's not the experience of people in the Washington area."