An almost real life Albuquerque, NM, in which Darvin Carpenter, and his family, friends, and acquaintances live and work. If you visit Albuquerque, you'll be able to find ALMOST every place that appears in the Carpenter universe. However, there are differences. :) Darvin is a PI, and most of the Carpenter universe stories involve him as the narrator. However, some stories only peripherally bring him in, or not at all - but they take place in his Albuquerque.