Posts Tagged ‘Amazon review’

Heart of Barkness Tour: Outer Cape Cod!


July 16th, 2019 Posted 7:37 am

Today from 1PM to 3PM at Yellow Umbrella Books in lovely Chatham, on Cape Cod. Should be fun!

Meanwhile, here’s the latest Amazon review (5-star):

“I’m so glad they’re back! The chet and Bernie books are the best books, fiction or nonfiction, ever written about the love between a man and his dog. and no, these stories are not “about” the love between a man and his dog. They are mysteries, and well written too, with consistently well drawn characters and tense dark moments for man and dog.

The simpler and more fundamental the essence of something, the more difficult it is to recreate it, no matter the creative form. Spencer quinn exhibits true mastery in this series. Every page describes without “describing” the joy, confusion, more joy, and excitement as one earthling and his beloved sidekick go about their days taking care of the good guys and getting even with the bad guys. The chet and Bernie books are the quickest way to a smile when the skies have been grey a little too long.
Thank you Peter Abrahams/Spencer Quinn for this new book. Because no one can do it better.”


An Amazon Reviewer (LJ) on Heart of Barkness


July 8th, 2019 Posted 7:27 am

5.0 out of 5 stars – Pure delight, original, there’s no one like Chet and Bernie – July 6, 2019

Don’t discount this because the dog narrates. If you don’t love this you’ve become too jaded. It’s too hard to delight you. You’ve never heard a voice or plots this original. Hearing Chet the dog’s thoughts, full of life, full of humor, smart and relentlessly optimistic—just a few of the joys of reading the Chet and Bernie novels. I’ve read every single one and will continue to do so. I smile at every other page and laugh out loud at others, thinking how can I see life more like Chet the dog? Even when the situation is grim but most delightfully when Chet is enjoying the most mundane of moments and feeling like it’s a day in paradise, which almost every day is for him. Realistic and creative enough to pull you into the plot and whimsical enough to make the ride feel like the dog with his head out the window, blissful in the breeze. Our heroes are smart but all too human. Good hearted, well-meaning, and relentless. You don’t want to mess with them if you’re a perp. As Chet muses, “you’ll soon be breaking rocks in the hot sun.”




March 10th, 2018 Posted 6:07 am

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.”


Gifts For Dog Lovers?


February 3rd, 2018 Posted 8:13 am

5  Stars – Gift for a dog lover.

This was a gift for someone and they loved it.


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