Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans’

What’s In A Name?


June 17th, 2013 Posted 7:14 am

Ms. Publicist: Fifteenth of the month, and time for What’s In A Name, where we discuss the whys and wherefores of the names of various characters in the Chet and Bernie mysteries. Today – how about Iko, the name of a rather menacing character from the forthcoming novel The Sound and the Furry?

Spencer Quinn: Since most of the story takes place in New Orleans and bayou country, the music of Louisiana was in my mind the whole time I was writing. And everybody knows the old Mardi Gras song, Iko Iko.

Ms. P.: Which is all about revelry.

SQ: Yes.

Ms. P: While the character Iko is not about revelry.

SQ: Very much not. But I think the word Iko derives from ecoute, the French for listen, or listen up, pay attention, and when the character Iko’s on the scene, Chet learns you really do have to pay attention.

Ms. P: Or else. Thanks, Spence. The Sound and the Furry comes out Sept. 10.

Welcome Sidney.


Wine, Cheese, Spence


October 19th, 2012 Posted 8:46 am

Tonight at 6, Eight Cousins Books in Falmouth Mass.: Wine and cheese party with Spencer Quinn. Pop quiz with frisbee prizes – at least 1! And don’t forget – if you’ve got a title for the next Chet and Bernie – a deep down South adventure that takes place mostly in New Orleans and bayou country, send it to

Welcome Louie, Annie; Bandit – please try again.

And here’s Spence last month at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego with two readers who came a long way.



Titles Reminder


October 10th, 2012 Posted 8:53 am

“Any titles coming in?” says Spence.

“Yes,” says Admin, “but I’m sworn to secrecy.”

“Should we remind everyone what this is all about?”

“How can it hurt?” Admin says. “The point is you out there have a chance to name the next Chet and Bernie mystery. All I know about it is it takes place mostly in the Big Easy and nearby bayou country. Please email with your title ideas in the subject line. That way we’ll have them all in one place – always the goal of the small-time bureaucrat!”

Welcome Dirty Harry from Tasmania, Flyn (good to see you again!), Riley, Murphy.



Of Possible Interest


October 2nd, 2012 Posted 8:10 am

From Ms. Publicist:

We’re working on the next Chet & Bernie mystery (Fall 2013) and we want to hear from you! In the sixth installment of the series, Chet and Bernie are handed a hard case in the Big Easy. What do you think the title should be for the new Southern mystery? We want to see how creative ya’ll are… email with your title ideas in the subject line.

Welcome agility dude, biscuit lover, Luna & Murphy.


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