5 Biscuits

Thanks to Maria Weinberger, human companion of Harvey, Chet’s Friend of the Month as few months back, for the following. The prize that month was not a signed copy of the most recent Chet and Bernie novel, the normal prize, but instead, for reasons lost in the mists of time, a signed ARC of Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge (coming July 25, available for preorder). Here’s her review:
“Harvey and I just finished Spencer Quinn’s latest offering, Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge. Because we are such big fans of Quinn’s Chet and Bernie series we were prepared to like the novel, but started reading somewhat reluctantly, wishing at least one dog was involved. However, we soon discovered despite the lack of canines this book has the engaging characters we’ve come to expect from Quinn, a plot that kept us wanting to know more, and so many clever twists and turns we were completely hooked.
We particularly appreciated the rollicking depiction of Mrs. Loretta Plansky, a widow several years past her college days, but clearly not ready for the “old folks home”. Some nasty crooks trick the doting Grandma into giving them access to all her money, and Mrs. Plansky does not take this insulting crime lying down. She launches a scheme to get her money back and punish the perps (hence the “revenge”). A brilliantly funny journey ensues, and while she may initially appear a clueless oldster, we learn she has some tricks of her own to deploy. Without giving too much away, Mrs. Plansky’s sweet but tough, thoroughly likable, and even gets up to a bit of romance, something you don’t always see with heroines of a certain age.
We thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge, and give it a “five dog biscuit” review. Hoping to read more about Loretta and her friends in the future!”

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8 Responses to “5 Biscuits”

  1. B. Stover
    9:50 am on June 7th, 2023

    Great review.

    Good day to all.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    3:04 pm on June 7th, 2023


    Thanks Harvey and Maria for that great review.

    Day two of the wildfire smoke coming from Canada in this neck of the woods. The sky has been a weird sepia color since yesterday.

    Good afternoon to all!

  3. dawson
    6:39 pm on June 7th, 2023

    Thanks Harvey and Maria for the 5 biscuit review! Chet’s gotta be happy with that review.
    Sorry about all the smoke Canada is sending down to the States, not that I can do anything about it. Climate change, y’all. Up North, we have clear skies today although we’ve had many smoky days recently and fires nearby still burning. We’ve got a full tank of gas and supplies boxed and ready to go in case of evacuation. Stay safe everyone.

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:44 pm on June 7th, 2023

    Dawson: Be careful and stay safe.

  5. mlaiuppa
    8:00 pm on June 7th, 2023

    Looks like Harvey enjoys being read to.

    I saw the smoke map last night online. The sunsets in the east are going to be lovely due to all of that smoke. That happened a few decades ago when we had some very bad fires locally. The ocean winds usually move it inland but in this case it lingered for a week.

    We are so far south and to the west we will likely not get any of the fallout from the Canada fires. But it looks like the entire eastern side from Minnesota to Florida may be dealing with some sort of air pollution and ash fallout.

    Keep in mind if you add water that ash can be acidic. Pit the paint on your car as well as harm bare paws out on walks. I imagine schools will be closed for the year if they haven’t already. The air quality is too poor, plus you have all of that ash coming down coating surfaces.

    Keep safe.

    Skip Global Running Day.

    Celebrate Daniel Boone Day inside.

    It is National Chocolate Ice Cream Cone day so perhaps with that. I’ve got the chocolate ice cream but no cone. That won’t stop me.

  6. BigTiny’s Mom
    8:54 pm on June 7th, 2023

    Dawson!! Please stay safe and keep us posted if possible.

    Rio!! From yesterday…I made an appointment at a local Social Security office and applied in person. Because I was going to get my husband’s benefits (he made a lot more money than me), I wasn’t allowed to apply on line. But it was a very organized procedure and the lady that helped me was very knowledgeable and nice.

    I recently got my first jury summons since moving to north Texas. I was able to opt out since I am past a certain age.

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    11:27 pm on June 7th, 2023

    Karen!…I bet you applied before 2020…grunt!…Everything has changed since the pandemic….sniff!…My friend is in a rock and a hard place with the jury duty stuff. She can’t just opt out…grumble!

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    11:31 pm on June 7th, 2023

    Bah!…We are both very put-out and grumpy today….sniff!…We’ve endured the Canada smoke for weeks now and finally today we could see a little blue in the sky again. Non of this has helped my friend’s allergies….sneeze!cough!gag!choke!…Today her doctor recommended a nasal spray called “Nasacort”. So right after her appt she stopped and got some. Very pricey stuff but if it gives relief its worth it by golly….gugh!gurgle!

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