What’s In A Name?

Mrs. Publicist: Fifteenth of the month, when Peter Abrahams aka Spencer Quinn discusses a character name from one of his books, often a Chet and Bernie. What’ll it be today?

Pete: How about we get to HEART OF BARKNESS?

Mrs. P: The next Chet and Bernie, coming July 2 but available now for preorder?

Pete: That’s the one! Specifically, there’s Lotty Pilgrim, one of the central characters, a has-been country music star.

Mrs. P: Country music? Bernie’s a big fan – as are you, I hear.

Pete: True. Lotty seemed like one of those names that hearkens back – kind of an echo of Dottie, as in the great Dottie West. As for Pilgrim, you might say – well, a bit too on the nose. But we’re talking country music! That gives us a license to be on the nose.

Mrs. P: I understand she sings a Song For Chet.

Pete: Spoiler alert!

Mrs. P: In that case, see you next month for more of What’s In A Name!


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15 Responses to “What’s In A Name?”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:01 am on February 15th, 2019

    Good morning everyone. Wowser, a character’s name and before the book is released.
    Hope everyone enjoyed Valentines Day. Oh look, today is BooBear Day. Hope her unpacking is almost done.

  2. B.Stover
    9:54 am on February 15th, 2019

    Since I’m not a country music fan, I had to look up Dottie West.

    Good morning all.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    12:13 pm on February 15th, 2019


    HRH,B: I’m not big on country music either, so I looked up Dottie West too. Sad end to her life.

    Glad that it is Friday (BooBear Day)!

    Good day to all!

  4. Hobbitz
    12:29 pm on February 15th, 2019

    Zero degrees in Anchorage. I should have stayed in CA longer. BRRRR

  5. B.Stover
    12:48 pm on February 15th, 2019

    Rose: Yes it was sad. And she was only 58.

  6. Diane C.
    1:50 pm on February 15th, 2019

    Happy BooBear Day to one and all. February is replete with special days–a good thing, what with the weather and all.
    Not to change the musical musings, but “Lotty” (spelled any old way, incl Lottie/Lotte) always makes me think of the great Lotte Lenya–or Lotte Lehmann, for that matter.

  7. BearSpiritDog
    3:07 pm on February 15th, 2019

    DianeC: Lotte Lenya! It has been Many Many Moons since we have heard that name.

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:36 pm on February 15th, 2019

    Cover!….Every time I see that cover I can’t help feeling that is NOT Chet…grunt!…I still think it is his teenage pup…wheeze!

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:07 pm on February 15th, 2019

    Chet!…I wish you would weigh in on this one….sniff!…I know for sure you are a 100 pounder or more…grunt!…I also know your pup is the splitting image of youse. I never imagined you as being all Black with one White ear…wuffle!…But that’s just me…sneeze!

  10. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:14 pm on February 15th, 2019

    RIO! I think Chet also has one white paw! Wheeze!

  11. Hobbitz
    8:37 pm on February 15th, 2019

    Rio and Belle Starr : I can’t wait for youse to weigh in on this new doggie trend: Glittery Balls on Dogs! Yeep and heh heh. https://blog.theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/glitter-balls/?utm_source=glp-home&utm_medium=paid-affiliate&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=glitter-balls&utm_term=718073

  12. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on February 15th, 2019

    Rose!…One white paw!…snort!snort!…If this is true (please find the book, page and paragraph in which this is stated)…then this will be one more fact to prove my puppy theory….chuffle!

  13. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:09 pm on February 15th, 2019

    Mystery!….I love a good mystery…heh!heh!

  14. Wee Nigel
    10:59 pm on February 15th, 2019

    What a party! I got so dizzy on the ceiling fan. Whew! Luckily, Ole Doc has the presence of paw to eventually switch the direction of the fan so I could unwind.

  15. BearSpiritDog
    11:28 pm on February 15th, 2019

    Wee Nigel: Gasp! You are Making Me Dizzy just thinking about it.

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