Posts Tagged ‘Thereby Hangs A Tail’

Beginnings (More)


June 24th, 2018 Posted 8:15 am

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams books in chronological order, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. Here from 2010 – #24, THEREBY HANGS A TAIL, second in the Chet and Bernie series. Among many other things, Chet has an encounter with aging hippies. I love writing about hippies!

[“Quinn has a gift for hardboiled and Kibbled dialogue, and his novels are a delicious mix of comedy, of quirky character studies (in the manner of Elmore Leonard or Carl Hiaasen) and Sam Spade-style action. I can’t think of a better break from the headlines.”
– Booklist]

The perp looked around – what nasty little eyes he had! – and saw there was nowhere to go.


Tomorrow Is …


June 21st, 2018 Posted 8:14 am

Take Your Dog To Work Day. Won’t make much sense at the Little Detective Agency.


Meet Daisy


April 13th, 2018 Posted 8:40 am

A discriminating reader.


The Boys of Summer


November 2nd, 2017 Posted 7:40 am

Congrats to the Stros and the Dodgers for a great series. We’ll miss baseball. Here’s a little something from THEREBY HANGS A TAIL:

We drove toward the sun, through a few neighborhoods a lot like our own, then past a baseball field with a kids’ game going on. I didn’t understand baseball but it always looked like fun, and the ball itself I loved. Who’d have guessed what the insides were like? At that very moment a kid swung his bat and the ball went soaring into the sky. We weren’t going very fast. Would it be totally impossible to –

“Che – et?” Bernie had this way of sometimes saying my name real slow. The ball hit the grass and bounced toward the outfield fence in lovely long hops that made me want to – “Che – et?” We drove on.


The Books

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