Posts Tagged ‘Thereby Hangs A Tail’



August 21st, 2018 Posted 8:58 am

Yesterday a reader commented on the tennis in A PERFECT CRIME ( A quick think reminded us that tennis is also important in THE TUTOR. Also, in THEREBY HANGS A TAIL, the 2nd Chet and Bernie novel, doesn’t Chet encounter a tennis lesson and … offer his own kind of instruction, is maybe how to put it? Since the U.S. Open starts today, we’ll feature a few tennis scenes over the next two and a half weeks. Are there some tennis scenes – anywhere in the work of Peter Abrahams a.k.a. Spencer Quinn – that we’re missing?


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 Books

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