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...
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 […]
Is there such a thing as being too brilliant? That’s the story of the Hawaiian pants. Bernie’s a big fan of Hawaiian shirts, the one he was wearing at the moment – with a pattern of hula-dancing mules – not one of my favorites. And this was in the early days with Bernie, before I’d […]
Spence will be at – or outside, if the weather’s nice – Books By The Sea in Osterville MA from 11:30-1:30. Why outside? Because there’s a dog parade at 12:30! Books By The Sea has some treats for paraders from the nation within. Spence will be signing and paw-printing (if he remembers the paw-printing kit) […]