Mystery Reader Interview With Spencer Quinn (Revised)

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75 Responses to “Mystery Reader Interview With Spencer Quinn (Revised)”

  1. Mollypop
    8:52 am on October 18th, 2011

    Mollypop’s Mom here –

    Molly died last night. It was from the dreaded bloat. I wanted to let you all know right away.

  2. B.Stover
    9:04 am on October 18th, 2011

    Mollypop’s mom: I’m so sorry. I hope you’re not alone.

  3. Melanie
    9:06 am on October 18th, 2011

    Oh . . . in tears here.

  4. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:54 am on October 18th, 2011

    Molly!….For some moments in life there are no words…sniff!

  5. bluecat
    10:01 am on October 18th, 2011

    Crying with you, hoping you can feel Plunderer support.

  6. Barb & Maggie
    10:28 am on October 18th, 2011

    Molly’s mom, There are no words to tell you how sorry we are. More than a few tears here. Hope you can feel our arms wrapping around you in comfort.

  7. Siber-H
    11:01 am on October 18th, 2011

    Molly’s mom, We are crying with you. We are so sorry. Please know how much we care and are with you. We love you.

  8. B.Stover
    11:30 am on October 18th, 2011

    I especially liked this line in Spence’s interview:

    “The Chet and Bernie series is about love, specifically the love between the two main characters.”

    There is a new Sherlock Holmes mystery coming out November 1, written by Anthony Horowitz. You can pre-order it on Amazon.

  9. Snowhook Bella
    11:45 am on October 18th, 2011

    Mollypop’s Mom: I’ve said before that the only bad characteristic of a dog is that they have the ability to break you heart. With tears, hurting and holding my dear Tenzing a little closer this morning, I know words can do little. Please know that you are in my thoughts as well as AJ’s thoughts.

  10. Tupper and Gilly
    12:09 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Across the glowing Rainbow Bridge
    The graceful Poodle stepped,
    Her eyes fixed on the furthest ridge,
    At home, her mother wept

    But there beyond that furthest hill
    Were Biscuit Trees and fuzzbutts to chase.
    Her poufy (fierce) tail could not stay still
    For there were welcoming arms to that holy place.

    Dear Family of the Lovely MollyPop – we share your sorrow, and hold you close to our human, canine and feline hearts today.
    Amalia, Tupper, Gilly, Basil and Sage

  11. Staff
    12:11 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Dear Mollypop’s Mom,
    Hugs to you this morning. I know it is a very unhappy time. We plunderers all understand your sadness.

    Staff, AbbietheKitty and Alice M. Johnson

  12. OleyHowlers
    12:30 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Mollypop’s Mom,
    We just read your sad news. We all suffer with you. Please feel our love. We hope our brothers meet Mollypop at the Rainbow Bridge, to welcome her warmly.

    Sasha, Dima, Meashka, Buddy, T.C., Ray and Eileen

  13. Macy the Min-pin
    12:48 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Oh Mollypop’s mom, we are heartbroken. And the last thing that we said to her was snarky. So so sorry. She was so much fun to talk trash with about baseball. I will never see a Fierce tail without thinking of her for the rest of my life. Dainty, heartfelt kisses to mom.

  14. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    12:49 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Mollypop. We will always remember you as the fierce one in our hearts. We are so sorry and will miss you so very much.
    To Mollypop’s mom and family — our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wookie, mom and dad

  15. Macy the Min-pin
    12:51 pm on October 18th, 2011

    And love to Sammie too.

  16. dawson
    12:52 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Dear Mollypop’s Mom: Your sorrow is felt and shared with us. Mollypop and her poufy tail has a place in our hearts. My sympathy and love.

  17. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:03 pm on October 18th, 2011
  18. AJ
    1:11 pm on October 18th, 2011

    I was very sorry to hear of Molly passing. Dogs become more than a pet to us, leaving a void when they leave us.

  19. Staff
    1:25 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Oh Rio,
    Great card.

  20. Debbie LM
    1:32 pm on October 18th, 2011

    To Mollypop’s Mom, we here in Chevy Chase are all praying for your heart to heal from your loss. She will always be there in your heart, chasing fuzzbutts and being fierce while loving you dearly. We are so sorry for you.
    Thank you T&G for a wonderful tribute and Rio for his sincere beautiful sentiments.

  21. B.Stover
    1:53 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Lovely card Rio. Wonderful poem T&G.

  22. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    1:59 pm on October 18th, 2011

    My heart is crying for you, Judith. Mollypop was a wonderful, wonderful friend.


    I will miss her poufy (fierce) tail.

    Teddie was waiting for her on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. I just know it.

  23. Gus and BooBear
    2:01 pm on October 18th, 2011

    We wish we could express our feelings as well as all the others in our family of plunderer friends. Please know that our hearts hurt with yours. It is so hard to lose one of our babies, especially one with a puffy, fierce tail. Hugs and love to you from all of us.

    Karen, Gus and BooBear

  24. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    2:32 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Dear Judith- Agent MollyPop vas most vorthy adversary. Ve had great respect for her, and vill miss her very much.
    If it is comfort, Natasha could come and let you pet Borzoi head. Vould be my tribute to very Great and Fierce Poodle.
    Vith deepest sympathy
    Natashs, Heartbroken Undercover Spy

  25. BearSpiritDog
    2:55 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Dear Mollypop’s Mom,
    Nana sends Healing Love your way today
    Tears fall freely and we know no words
    Take away this great pain in your Heart
    So we join you in this time of sorrow.

  26. Masquers
    3:08 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Dear Judith: The others have said it much better than I. T&G’s poem was beautiful & Rio and Friend’s card a special tribute to your Beloved Friend and Companion, Mollypop. Sending prayers for your comfort and peace for your spirit. A very sad day for the Plunderers.

  27. Mollypop's Mom
    3:58 pm on October 18th, 2011

    I thank you all for your love and caring. Our blog family is something to be cherished.

    Molly was 11 years old. Here’s what happened:

    Yesterday Molly was groomed – she was just beautiful. The groomer even commented to me how Molly was so lively for her age. A couple of hours later, Molly was in distress, but I didn’t know what it was. Then her abdomen started swelling and I immediately took her to the emergency vet. They did an x-ray to verify that her stomach had twisted and used a syringe to let out the air to make her more comfortable. They gave me 20 minutes with her, to hug and kiss her, to tell her what a good dog she was and how much I loved her, and then it was over.

  28. Melanie
    3:59 pm on October 18th, 2011

    I’m so glad you were able to be with her and tell you that you loved her. So important to both of you . . .

  29. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:05 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Damn Bloat. Makes me want to pee on somebody’s tire.

  30. Staff
    4:14 pm on October 18th, 2011

    I had never heart of bloat. I had to look it up. So sad and so sudden. Just heartbreaking.

  31. Mollypop's Mom
    4:17 pm on October 18th, 2011

    So okay now, let’s get this blog back on track. I think Pollymop would want me to harass that sassy Min-Pin for the rest of the baseball season.

    Play ball!

  32. Siber-H
    4:23 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Wolfie, I know..I’m angry. Heartbroken, but angry…that this would happen to the most beautiful and smartest of all Standard Poodles. She was my friend and will always be my friend.

    Thanks Spence for putting her beautiful photo up there.

    For the rest of my life whenever I cheer for the NY Yankees, it will be in honor of Mollypop.

    I’m so glad Mollypop and her mom got to spend some peaceful, loving time together. We’ll all see Mollypop again someday.

  33. Melanie
    4:27 pm on October 18th, 2011

    TWO BIRTHDAYS! A couple of birdies told me . . .

  34. Melanie
    4:28 pm on October 18th, 2011

    And one to our Lovely Lurker Linda!

  35. B.Stover
    4:29 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Judith: Thank you for telling us how it happened. I’m so glad that you had that time with her.

    Chet posted his (actually from SQ/PA and Admin also)tribute on Facebook with a beautiful picture of Mollypop.

  36. B.Stover
    4:31 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Melanie: The cake is wonderful!! Thank you.

  37. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:37 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Mom reminded me that I always want to pee on somebody’s tires.
    Which is true. But sometimes I want to pee because I am mad and sometimes I want to pee just because I want to pee.

    There is a difference.

  38. Barb & Maggie
    4:50 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Thank you for the poem, Amalia, and card, Rio.
    Every time we come back to the blog today we feel sad, but yet at the same time, the out pouring of love support to one of our good friends is so uplifting. Molly had a wonderful life and a wonderful Mom, and we are so glad we got to know them.

  39. Siber-H
    5:23 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Happy Birthday B. Stover!

    Happy Birthday Linda!

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:33 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Stover!….Happy Birthday….snort!… Look, I got a special video just for you from Rocky….sniff!…He is supposed to be working a case right now….grunt!…That darned squirrel!

  41. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:46 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Rebeccer!….Last night I mentioned Clarksons cooking ability….sniff! slurp!….Here is how to cook ribs according to Clarkson!….yum!

    Rebeccer!…Here is Clarkson performing Nurseman….heh!snort!heh!

  42. dawson
    5:46 pm on October 18th, 2011

    A Happy Birthday to B.Stover and to Linda the Lurker.
    Melanie’s cakes are lovely. I could use a small piece of each with some ice cream, please.

  43. B.Stover
    5:47 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Thank you SH. I love the card Rio. (And Rocky wants you to know he needs more of that powder.) Thank you!

  44. Barb & Maggie
    5:57 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Great card, Rio, and Happy Birthday, Bee!

  45. Snowhook Bella
    5:58 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Tears have not been far away today…I’m not a poet, but the last two lines rang through my head today. The family found here especially at times like this is a thing of beauty.

    Request at the Bridge: a Poem for Judith

    Below the Bridge, now one above
    “Who will care for the one I love,
    Left behind, who loves me still?”
    Together the Plunderers cried, “We will!”

    Princess Sam: Please take care of your Aunt Mollysmom.
    Happy birthday to Professor Stover and Linda our Lurker Friend!

  46. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    5:59 pm on October 18th, 2011

    So, Supreme Commander BStover has birthday today. Ve should be gracious and vish her happy day, but ve are sure “birthday” is code for next step of Plunderers’ mission.
    Ve think also “Linda Lurker” is code for undercover spy person in ranks of Plunderers. Be avare – Natasha is Vorld’s Best Undercover Spy. Ve do not fear the Lurk Person!
    (ok- happy birthday to you both!)

  47. Jasper the Poodle
    6:07 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Kisses, hugs, licks and snuggles to Mollypop’s family. I feel honored to have met such a fierce cousin. And every time I see a squirrel, I call them fuzzbutts instead of squirrel.

  48. Rose
    6:45 pm on October 18th, 2011

    No, no, no! I can’t believe my Yankees loving friend has passed.

    Mollypop’s Mom:

    It was such a pleasure to have Mollypop as a friend. I’m tearing up here…

    Please know that my deepest sympathies are with you and yours at this time. I don’t have the words to express how shocked and saddened I am right now. Instead, I will share with you words of wisdom from Winnie the Pooh:

    “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

    Mollypop, you’ll always be in my heart….

  49. Sam
    6:47 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Well, just let me say, when you hear on the news about a major squirrel infestation in Western New York, you will know why.

  50. Rose
    6:48 pm on October 18th, 2011

    T&G and Rio: Lovely tributes to Mollypop.

  51. Rose
    6:51 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Happiest of birthdays B and lurking Linda:

    Melanie: Your cakes rule!

  52. Rose
    6:58 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Rebecca: What’s up with this???

    BelleStar: Please keep a close eye on your two-legged mistress.

  53. Melanie
    7:39 pm on October 18th, 2011

    We are thinking of everyone four footed and two footed on this day.. . The Pack


  54. OleyHowlers
    7:52 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Judith, Thank you for telling us what happened. So terrible that something can happen so suddenly. We never heard of bloat, but having read up on it, it is terrifyingly comon and deadly.

    Rio, we can’t view your card on the iPaw, but will look at it on our other computer when we are allowed.

    T&G, lovely poem. We are heartsick, and Mom is hugging us all evening.

    Happy bierthday, Bee and Lurking Linda.

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:01 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Moderated!….Well, lookie here…sniff!….My post from 5:46 this afternoon is finally showing up…grunt!….I posted those links for Rebeccer or anyone else who did not get to see them….heh!

  56. Joe Erickson
    8:16 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Molly’s Mom,

    You have our deepest symypathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers this evening

  57. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:19 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Bee!

    And Linda!

  58. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:20 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Uh oh, did Admin just doom the Rangers?

    Only time will tell.


  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:32 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Doomed!…Admin Doomed the Rangers!…heh!…Admin Doomed the Rangers…snort!…I could not have asked for anything more than that!….snorkel!…Wolfie, thanks for pointing that out to me tonight…heh!

  60. Gus & BooBear
    8:34 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Happy Birthday to B and to Linda the Lurker! Great cakes, Melanie.

  61. Mollie (a black poodle)
    8:44 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Mollypop’s Mom: I am so sad to hear about Mollypop. I had never heard of bloat. I am so glad you got to be with her at the end. It is so heartbreaking. You have my sincere sympathy. I will miss her.

    T&G, what a lovely poem and
    Rio, what a nice card

    Mollie and family

  62. Siber-H
    8:45 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Wolfie, I thought that earlier today about Admin. and the Rangers, but I didn’t want to say anything. Oh boy, I hope Bernie doesn’t bet any money on the Rangers.

  63. Staff
    9:03 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Well I am not against the Rangers. My X-Twin radar knows that Ron Washington is a former Twin and Nicky Punto is too. Ron was a Twin back in the early 80’s. Nicky was with the team up until last year. Either one is OK with me. I just hope they are good games.

    And yes, Admin administered the kiss of death. Too bad.

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Heh!…heh!heh!…The kiss of Death has been Admin-istered…snort!

  65. Barb & Maggie
    9:22 pm on October 18th, 2011

    We read the discussion with PA/SQ this morninng and it was extremely well done. Bravo!

    We are going to watch a little tv and then off to bed. Good night all.

  66. Snowhook Bella
    9:41 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Rio: Thanks for the YSAS’ links. I will have to watch them when I get home. Wayward posts seem to be happening more and more the pasy coupld of days. Filmmakers are starting to film more and more in Alaska. I wonder if Alaska is in YSAS film future. If so, I think it only proper that his agent accompany him here. I haven’t been able to see your card for Judith yet but look forward to seeing it.

    Melanie: Great cakes! I’ll join Dawson in having a slice of each.

  67. B.Stover
    10:10 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Thank you for the birthday wishes. Good night all.

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:12 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Early!… We are going to bed early because someone here was stupid and walked in the cold wind today…grunt! ….Luckily she walked without me while she was at the Busy Place….grunt!….So now she has a headache and will probably wake up with a head cold tomorrow morning…sniff!…What the hell!? Doesn’t she know the World Series is going to start tomorrow night?…groan!… Anyways, we are off to bed now to await her fate…sniffle!

  69. Siber-H
    10:53 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Good Night Everyone

  70. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    11:05 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Yummy cakes. Thanks Melanie. And Happy Birthday to B. Stover and Linda the Lurker. You both rock! Wookie

  71. C. Harris
    11:18 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Someone at work came in last Thursday and said that she thought her elderly dog was dying (of a known condition). She had called the vet who said it could take hours. She works in a difficult area but we urged her to go home and be with her dog and to call the vet to come to her home. Which she did. So the dog got to leave surrounded by loved ones–a blessing to all. The best owners give their homes and their hearts to their dogs and then help them when it is time for them to go.

  72. Snowhook Bella
    11:34 pm on October 18th, 2011

    Rio: The card you made for Judith is wonderful. And, thank you for sharing the YSAS links; he is a natural in front of the camera.

    CHarris: Homes and hearts to dogs—that is a beautiful phrase.

    Tonight, I held puppies. Before I went into the house, before I visited Chet’s blog, I just held them both—cooing, snuggling, short legs around my wrist. Tonight, was a night for holding puppies.

  73. Macy the Min-pin
    12:49 am on October 19th, 2011


  74. OleyHowlers
    7:18 am on October 19th, 2011

    Rio, we finally could view your card to Mollypop’s mom. It was beautiful.

  75. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:22 am on October 19th, 2011

    Mollypop’s Mom: I have to admit that sometimes when Mom is on the front desk at work and there aren’t any patrons, she reads the blog. But yesterday she had to stop reading because she started to cry. So we read the rest this morning. Now she says she’s going to go to work with red eyes. Everyone else has said it so well, but just know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Kirby T. and Kelly

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