Happy Fourth of July!

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July 4th, 2015 Posted 7:49 am

B-DYnLNCUAAkfK2.jpg-largeHere’s to the pursuit of happiness.

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July 3rd, 2015 Posted 8:49 am

“Why not?” says Admin.

“Working on the as yet untitled Chet and Bernie Christmas short story,” Spence says.

“Do we finally get to meet Bernie’s mother?”

“Oh, yes.”

http://www.amazon.com/Untitled-Christmas-Story-Bernie-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00VNXKGIO/ref=pd_sim_351_12?ie=UTF8&refRID=196PZ85PKX5X1BVW5A2T

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July 2nd, 2015 Posted 8:43 am

Should we do the pop quiz this year? Any ideas for new questions?Meet Spencer Quinn on tour

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Monkey in TO FETCH A THIEF

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July 1st, 2015 Posted 8:00 am

B. Stover was puzzled by a reference in yesterday’s post to a monkey scene in TO FETCH A THIEF. Yes, a puzzle for sure, seeing as there is no such scene. But a baboon plays a role:

I ran onto the loading dock. Still some light left and I could see Peanut clearly. She was on the ground, walking toward the perp’s old – what was the word? – jalopy. That was it. She walked over to the jalopy, lifted one of her huge round feet and stomped down, crushing the whole front end. Why? I had no idea, but I liked it, liked it a whole lot. Then Peanut raised her trunk high and blew a beautiful trumpeting sound up toward the darkening sky. I loved that trumpeting sound – as good as Roy Eldridge or better – and was hoping for more, when the baboon blew right by me with a whoosh of air, flew out into the night and disappeared from view, although not before I saw that he had the sombrero.

I jumped down onto the ground and went over to Peanut. This was the Peanut Case, meaning she was my responsibility. First I had to get her attention. That probably meant waiting until she’d finished crushing the jalopy’s back end. It didn’t take long.

 

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