Posts Tagged ‘To Fetch A Thief’

Happy Thanksgiving!


November 28th, 2019 Posted 8:29 am

Rick Torres crouched under a strip of tape, came toward us, shook hands with Bernie. “Hey, Chet,” he said, and gave me a pat. “Lookin’ good. Is he still growing, Bernie?”

“Hardly seems possible,” Bernie said. “This is my son Charlie. Shake hands with Sergeant Torres, Charlie.”

Rick held out his hand. Charlie gazed down at the ground.

“I won’t bite,” Rick said. Of course he wouldn’t! Hardly any humans did, their little teeth not being much of a weapon. I did remember a perp named Clancy Green chomping on some other perp’s arm, but that was on a Halloween night, the only holiday I don’t like – Halloween brings out the worst in people, Bernie says. Thanksgiving is my favorite, except for that one time with the drumstick incident, maybe a story for another day.

(from To Fetch A Thief)


Peanut …


November 13th, 2019 Posted 8:38 am

… the only elephant character I’ve ever attempted, is found in To Fetch A Thief. Here’s what an Amazon Vine Voice reviewer (not sure what that is, exactly) had to say a few days ago:

Oh, I Love This Series!! Quinn (a pseudonym of Peter Abrahams)does such an excellent job with relating the entire mystery from Chet the Jet’s point-of-view. And with such humour, too! Not to mention the way he really nails the suspense… I read the book in just about one sitting and stayed up way too late to make sure that everything ended the way I wanted it to (and it did!). Peanut the Elephant was such a fun character!


The Daily Kos and …


November 7th, 2019 Posted 10:01 am

To Fetch A Thief. Nice to see it on this list.




October 13th, 2019 Posted 8:56 am

Sundays we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker (and we get to write “moniker”! – a word of uncertain derivation and a funny sound. Does anything rhyme with it?) Elephants came up in conversation recently, reminding me of To Fetch A Thief. Here’s how it begins:

“I smell trouble,” Bernie said.

Better stop right there.


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