What’s In A Name?

Mrs. Publicist: We haven’t done What’s In A Name in way too long, when Pete (aka Spence) discusses a name from the Chet and Bernie series. What’ll it be?

Pete: How about Shaky Insterwald from Tender Is The Bite?

Mrs. P: Great. Why don’t we introduce him, as he first appears at the beginning of Chapter 28, and then we’ll discuss him tomorrow?

Pete: You’re the boss. Here’s the beginning of Chapter 28:

When it comes to golf, Shaky Insterwald is our go-to guy. He’d also been the go-to-guy for lots of folks interested in buying beachfront property in Mexico. Some of those folks ended up hiring me and Bernie when it turned out that those beachfront properties didn’t exist, and neither did the beaches, meaning we’d lugged the surfboard down there for nothing. But all that was in the past and Shaky’s days of breaking rocks in the hot sun were behind him. Now he ran Buckets and Buckets O’Balls, Cheapest Driving Range West of the Mississippi, Come Knock Yourself Out, which I believe was the full name of the place, written on the monster sign out front.


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9 Responses to “What’s In A Name?”

  1. C.R. Fulton
    9:49 am on September 21st, 2021

    Well, Mrs. Publicist, now I want to read Tender is the Bite. You are a schemer for sure!

  2. B. Stover
    11:11 am on September 21st, 2021

    An interesting name.

    Good day to all.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:19 am on September 21st, 2021


    Shaky’s name and the name of his company make me laugh!

    RIO! I am about halfway through the book. I really don’t like when a book gets the kind of hype that this one has gotten, and I don’t feel it…

    Good day to all!

  4. mlaiuppa
    4:54 pm on September 21st, 2021

    Ah, yes. The driving range. I’m glad Charlie got a kick out of it.
    I remember going to the range with my Dad. I had no interest in hitting balls so it was boring. Golf is a lovely walk spoiled by a little white ball.

    I’m starting the second K Team book today.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    5:08 pm on September 21st, 2021

    Ah, golf! Miss it but…Miss the walk through the woods even more!

  6. mlaiuppa
    5:58 pm on September 21st, 2021

    Has anyone noticed that this is proof positive that Chet can READ?

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on September 21st, 2021

    Rose!..We here have no idea what youse are talking about…??…Hype? My friend processed (covered) the book and then checked it out. She had no other “hype” to go on…sniff!…If its not to your taste just stop reading it…good golly….grunt!

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:42 pm on September 21st, 2021

    mlaiuppa!…Very interesting observation….sniff!sniff!…I wonder if this “reading” ability has happened before. Right now cannot think of another incident…snort!

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:45 pm on September 21st, 2021

    Rose!…I don’t read Social Media…snuffle!…Sooooo maybe I am out of the Hype trendy thing. I just know a good book when I read one. And you should too…snort!

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