Pub Date: Heart of Barkness!

Book launch is tonight 7 PM at Eight Cousins, 189 Main St., Falmouth Mass. Full tour schedule is at, click “events.”

And the first Amazon review was already up – before we were – from Kathleen G:

“5.0 out of 5 stars – A Treat – July 2, 2019.

I’d not read this series before so it took a minute for me to set my perspective to Chet’s. Chet’s a dog, which veteran readers of Quinn know but I didn’t. Quinn does a nice job, btw, of making it possible to hop in and know what’s what and who’s who so this is fine as a standalone. This time out, Chet and his human companion Bernie, a detective are poking around in the case of Lotty Pilgrim, a once well known country singer who has fallen on hard times and possibly murdered Clint, her companion and manager. They’re both convinced she didn’t do it (I liked Chet’s view of things here). As always in the genre, there are secrets, lies, and a twist that will make you nod … Fans of the series will love it and new readers have a treat ahead.”

Re Upper Story, the new Chet and Bernie short story that accompanies preorders – it will go out at noon ET today.


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20 Responses to “Pub Date: Heart of Barkness!”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:59 am on July 2nd, 2019


    Great review by Kathleen G! Word of advice, Kathleen…Go back and read the rest of the series!

    I ordered my copy from Amazon, but it is not coming today. :^( I wonder when “Upper Story” will arrive in my in-box…

    Many happy returns of the day to Mr. Fireslippers! Enjoy your cake!

    Good day to all!

  2. B.Stover
    9:44 am on July 2nd, 2019

    I agree with the review. Heart of Barkness is on my Kindle but the hardcover hasn’t arrived yet.

    Good morning all.

  3. Buddy And the Zoo
    9:57 am on July 2nd, 2019

    Just got my Audible reading of Barkness, can’t wait to get started on it! But I have to wait…that whole gotta go talk to people that keep calling the little fruit company thing. Also waiting eagerly for Upper Story, of which I’ve heard nothing since I submitted my receipt. … Is it here yet? How about now? … Now? … How about…………now?

    And so, wedding preps continue, while time marches on and we get…a little anxious…

  4. Buddy And the Zoo
    11:58 am on July 2nd, 2019

    WOOT! I got Upper Story! Now my day is complete, excepting of course for talking to all the nice people, and also the not so nice ones, that call me at the little fruit company.

  5. Wose-The Small and Meek
    12:12 pm on July 2nd, 2019

    “Upper Story” has arrived! I’m spinning and twirling!

  6. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    2:49 pm on July 2nd, 2019

    Got the email this morning about 10:43 am that my Amazon order had been delivered and then at 11:47 am got the email from Tor Advertising with Upper Story attached. Can’t get any better than that! It has been a lot wait, but today is definitely the day. Which brings mind a song, even if the lyrics don’t exactly match.

  7. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    2:50 pm on July 2nd, 2019

    Somebody stole my avatar. But it is now back.

  8. Wose-The Small and Meek
    4:57 pm on July 2nd, 2019

    W’s & T’s Paw: Wow, what a blast from the past!

  9. Wose-The Small and Meek
    6:36 pm on July 2nd, 2019

    RIO! Will you be watching tonight’s Subway Series?

  10. Mary Laiuppa
    8:09 pm on July 2nd, 2019

    No, it didn’t.

    I signed up. I submittee my pre-order receipt from amazon. I did every correctly and followed all directions.


    Where is my UPPER STORY story?

    What do I have to do. I already e-mailed Holtzbrinck, the owners of MacMillian, the only contact information I could find.

    I am NOT happy.

  11. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:54 pm on July 2nd, 2019

    WoooHooo!…Upper Story arrived today. We here won’t read it till tomorrow. Too much to do today and then it rained….sniff!…Rained like hell!…yeep!…Excited for the new book to arrive any minute now!…gasp!

  12. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:55 pm on July 2nd, 2019

    Rose!….Subway Series?….sniff!sniff!

  13. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:58 pm on July 2nd, 2019

    Wookie!…We are also very excited along with youse!.. snort!…I did not think summer would ever arrive and then it did with a Blast!…gah!…Now it is almost the 4th of July and a new book is finally coming out!…YES!YES!

  14. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:00 pm on July 2nd, 2019

    Mary!….Any new news about the E-Book? Have you checked your Email account? …sniff!sniff!…It probably won’t show up on your Nook, or other device. Just in yer email…snuffle!

  15. Mary Laiuppa
    4:35 am on July 3rd, 2019

    Been checking all day. Nothing in the inbox, spam folder or the trash can. I don’t have a nook or kindle. Just a computer and an iPad.

    I found the tor address on chet the dog’s facebook page. I don’t do facebook so can only read around the big pop up. Found an address at TOR to contact and I did but so far, nothing. I hope a human actually reads their e-mails.

    I am really unhappy with this. While I would have pre-ordered the book anyway I have every Chet and Bernie e-book and was looking forward to this one too. Unless someone at TOR comes through, I am out of luck.

    I swear I followed all of the directions. There’s nothing wrong with my e-mail. I’ve been getting e-mail from other people all day so it’s not bouncing.

  16. Chet The Dog
    8:18 am on July 3rd, 2019

    Mary – please email and tell them the problem. If you don’t get the story email me personally at

  17. David Reskin
    4:06 pm on July 3rd, 2019

    I’m in the same dog dish as Mary. Just emailed the publisher (after a lengthy and useless spell on Amazon chat) and will report on my findings. Can’t wait!

  18. Naomi Heiman
    10:45 pm on July 3rd, 2019

    I also had a chat with Amazon, and two phone calls with them, and have sent an email to Tor (yesterday). I’m waiting for their response.

  19. David Reskin
    7:24 pm on July 5th, 2019

    Huzzah! Tor sent me the Upper Story story today, having responded to my email with a request for my HoB receipt, which I could have sworn I’d already sent in. But then, holidays always cloud my mind. Onward! Wait…. is that a cheeto…..?

  20. Chet The Dog
    9:38 am on July 6th, 2019

    Good to hear!

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