Posts Tagged ‘Jeopardy!’



January 16th, 2022 Posted 8:22 am

Sunday is when we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™. Since the Chet and Bernie novel A Fistful of Collars came up yesterday, how about we feature it today? It’s one of my few novels where Hollywood is a factor. The only others I can think of are Revolution #9 – where a character appears on Jeopardy – and Oblivion, where a TV movie is made of the case that made Nick Petrov, a PI and the main character, famous. Armand Assante was cast as Nick. (There’s fun to be had in the little corners of this business.) Here’s the beginning of A Fistful of Collars:

“Heard you drove another one off a cliff,” said Nixon Panero. He spat a thin brown stream of chewing tobacco into an empty paint can, or maybe not that empty. Yellow paint, the yellow of egg yolks, now with a brown swirl in the middle: there’s all kinds of beauty in life.

“You heard wrong,” said Bernie.





November 10th, 2020 Posted 8:30 am

Two readers wrote in yesterday saying they’d been on Jeopardy! and met Alex Trebek. Any others? What was it like? (Alex Trebek and Jeopardy! play a role in one of early books, Revolution #9.)

Meanwhile here’s an Amazon reviewer yesterday on Of Mutts And Men. Very nice to see! (Could it be argued that the series is deepening as it goes along?)

“SQ is back in rare form with this one. Each of the Chet and Bernie books is a treasure, but I found this one especially gripping and, yes, deep. I sure hope he keeps writing these now-classic characters.”


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