Since I’ll be talking about THE RIGHT SIDE today at the Tucson Book Fest, here’s a five-star Amazon review from yesterday that makes a point that’s sure to come up in Q&A. What’s my A going to be?

“A big departure from the Chet and Bernie series. More like you’ll find under Peter Abrahams. Characterizations were great and I hope for another one with this heroine.”


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16 Responses to “Tucson and THE RIGHT SIDE”

  1. BearSpiritDog
    7:05 am on March 10th, 2018

    Have a Wonderful Time, Spence! Wish we could be there.

    Good Morning Fellow Plunderers!

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:39 am on March 10th, 2018


    Good morning, Bear! You are up early!

    Have a great time, Spence!

    Getting our taxes done today….YEEP!

    Clocks going forward this evening…Bah!

    Enjoy your Saturday!

  3. dawson
    10:13 am on March 10th, 2018

    The answer is yes!

    Good morning all. The snow is starting to recede. 😀

  4. Herd of Hounds
    10:36 am on March 10th, 2018

    Good morning BSD, Wose, Dawson and everyone! Wish we could be in Tucson and in Alaska at the same time. So much going on. Hope OFA does a great job, as usual.

  5. B.Stover
    11:06 am on March 10th, 2018

    Have a good conference Spence.

    Good morning all.

  6. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    12:39 pm on March 10th, 2018

    Review!…I actually thought the same thing. This book is more The Charming Mr. Abrahams style than of the pointy headed Spencer style…snort!

  7. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    3:45 pm on March 10th, 2018

    I agree with Dawson, the answer (hopefully ) is yes. For those inquiring minds, the question is whether there will be a sequel to The Right Side.

    Although there could be a second question as well. I totally agree with the comment that this book read much more like a Peter Abrahams book than a Spencer Quinn book. So why was it published as a Spencer Quinn book? Answer — probably three reasons. (1) The particular publisher is more closely associated with Spencer Quinn, not Peter Abrahams. (2) These days the Spencer Quinn name is more recognizable than Peter Abrahams in the fiction market. (3) Last but not least, a dog plays a major role. As Chet would say, case closed!

  8. Masquers
    4:01 pm on March 10th, 2018

    I’m happy to say Nic Petit is still in first place. Now if only Joar can move up in to second.

  9. Masquers
    4:06 pm on March 10th, 2018

    I would say one of the questions would have to be about when is the next Chet and Bernie coming out? And the answer to that would be? Soon, very soon.

  10. Herd of Hounds
    4:15 pm on March 10th, 2018

    Masquers, Ulsom appears to have regained second. What a run!

  11. Herd of Hounds
    6:06 pm on March 10th, 2018

    Seavey and Ulsom about 5 minuets apart. Heavens, what a race.

  12. Wee Nigel
    7:28 pm on March 10th, 2018

    According to Milady, this is what I look like after I fall asleep and before Belle Starr starts licking my ears. I only have Milday’s word to go on in this case. Can she be trusted, I wonder out loud?

  13. BearSpiritDog
    9:13 pm on March 10th, 2018

    Wee Nigel: Looks Comfy! And, of course, you can Trust Your Lady.

  14. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:31 pm on March 10th, 2018

    These Daze!….Bah!…I would, for some weird reason, like to see a growing interest in The Charming Mr. Abrahams novels…sniff!…And a rally for more of his intense psycho suspense thrillers….yeeep!…The depth and insight he brings into the psychopathic mind of his characters is beyond a doubt amazing…And Great!.. And Scary!…wheeze!

  15. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:37 pm on March 10th, 2018

    Teddy!…I would have to argue against your #3 reason the book was a Spencer Quinn book rather than a Charming Mr. Abrahams book…grunt!…To me the big-ass dawg came in late to the story, had a big impact, but I never felt she was the MVP of the story. I think she was a stepping stone and a strong thing to lean on at this point in LeAnne’s story of redemption…snuffle!

  16. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:40 pm on March 10th, 2018

    Wee!…Have you recently been Shaved?….yeeep!

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