Spencer Quinn is the author of six previous Chet and Bernie mystery novels: Dog on It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, To Fetch a Thief, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, A Fistful of Collars, and The Sound and the Furry. He lives on Cape Cod with his dogs Audrey and Pearl. When not keeping them out of mischief, he is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie mystery. Keep up with him—and with Chet and Bernie—by visiting ChetTheDog.com.
A Conversation with Spencer Quinn, Author of Thereby Hangs a Tail
Q. What was the inspiration behind the Chet and Bernie series?
A. My wife said, “Why don’t you so something with dogs?” That’s it. Inspiration is often short and sweet.
Q. Chet is one of the most unique characters in fiction. Did your own dog, Audrey, provide any traits or behavior that you used when writing in Chet’s voice? What else helped you get “inside” Chet’s...
A very nice gift from the Plunderers (a creative sub-group here at the blog) has arrived. It’s a 2015 calendar with a Snowhook theme, Snowhook being the wonderful racing team and kennel up in Willow, Alaska, that we’re very interested in. Many, many thanks! (photo credit – Rio) No uploading to Friends at this […]
“Election day coming soon,” says Spence. “Any thoughts?” “I’m all for it,” Admin says. “All for elections in general?” “Absolutely! We the people get to raise our voices – puny on the individual level, thundering en masse.” “You’re scaring me.” “That’s the downside.” No uploading to Friends at this time.
“How did yesterday’s Daily Kindle Deal for DOG ON IT do?” says Admin. “In what way?” says Spence. “Hmm. Got me there.” “And anyway I really had nothing to do with it.” “You did write the book, though, unless I’m missing something.” “And now I’m writing another one.” “The new C&B? What’s it called?” “It’s […]
Today’s Daily Kindle Deal at Amazon is DOG ON IT, book 1 in the Chet and Bernie series! (This would be an inexpensive way to get started on their adventures – the download price: $1.99.) Here’s how it starts: I could smell him – or rather the booze on his breath – before he even […]
“Right,” Suzie said. “But the leash is non-negotiable.” She popped open the glove box and took out the leash she’d kept just for me back when she was still in the Valley. I was kind of surprised to see it was still there, also not that happy about it. Suzie smiled and gave me a […]
Maybe a good time for a reminder about Snowhook (http://snowhookkennel.blogspot.com)- the wonderfully humane racing kennel up in Alaska beloved by so many people here at the blog. They’ve hit a little bump in the road – namely the expiration of their dog truck – and they need a new one. Donations would be lovely. Here’s […]
The Canadian soldier killed in the terrorist attack in Ottawa yesterday. Here’s something from an article about him: “An animal lover, Cirillo cared for multiple dogs and had recently rescued an abandoned puppy and nursed him back to health.” No Friends uploading at this time.
5.0 out of 5 stars – I love this series – October 21, 2014 Kathleen Marion on PAW AND ORDER: “I love this series. Every single one of the characters and situations are so easy to picture in your mind. Started out reading the series, but love the narrator now!” Still no uploading possible to […]