Last Night At Eight Cousins on Cape Cod


June 28th, 2017 Posted 8:27 am

No one threw anything! Tonight: The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale is on THE RIGHT SIDE.



Publication Day: THE RIGHT SIDE


June 27th, 2017 Posted 8:57 am

And here’s the very first Amazon review:

5.0 out of 5 stars – Please, sir, may I have some more? – June 27, 2017.
Cathy G. Cole (Top 500 Reviewervine Voice) on THE RIGHT SIDE:
This is quite a departure from Spencer Quinn’s Chet and Bernie mystery series. There is no gentle humor. There is no dog’s point of view. No, in The Right Side, Spencer Quinn gives us edginess, uncertainty, and an extremely unpredictable hero with an equally unreadable dog.

LeAnne Hogan is a physical and psychological loose cannon. She’s suffering from her injuries. She’s suffering from PTSD. She’s suffering from feelings of inadequacy and failure. She’s not your usual choice for the hero of a book, and that’s one of the things that makes The Right Side so good. You literally do not know which way LeAnne is going to jump from one scene to the next. Her anger is explosive and frightening, but Quinn portrays her in such a way that we instinctively know that she’s a good person. We want her to get well. We want her to be safe and happy.

This woman needs help, but she’s going to fight everyone who wants to give her that help every single step of the way. She even fiercely resists the dog, but this huge beast of unknown pedigree just ignores her. The dog is just as much a mystery as LeAnne, but you know this relationship will work because of one thing: the dog unerringly protects her blind side.

Quinn gives us two mysteries in The Right Side: one involving the missing child, and one that concerns what really happened to LeAnne in Afghanistan. Both are strong and grab your attention. Another mystery for me is… will Quinn write about LeAnne again? She’s one of the best characters I’ve encountered in a long time, and I wouldn’t mind reading more about her. But sometimes it’s best to see just one adventure in a character’s journey through life. Whatever the author does, I’m certainly glad I met LeAnne– and I hope you’ll decide to meet her, too.




June 26th, 2017 Posted 7:24 am



Jungle Red Writers


June 25th, 2017 Posted 7:43 am

Spence is the guest today at that great blog, Jungle Red Writers. Chetspeak on Sunday returns next week.

TRS Harlan Coben quote


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