Posts Tagged ‘Of Mutts and Men’

Psychopomps, Anybody?


May 22nd, 2021 Posted 6:29 am

Yesterday reader Mary Foster brought up the psychopomp scene from Of Mutts And Men (found in chapter 9). Here’s what she had to say about it (Of Mutts And Men is now in paperback, by the way):

For those who read Of Mutts and Men: Were tears streaming down your face as you read the scene in the hospice room? I read it once and listened to the audiobook once, and it was powerful and moving both ways. When I go, I hope all my dogs come to “see me across.”


Making Sense


May 15th, 2021 Posted 8:31 am

Here’s a recent Amazon review of Of Mutts And Men (now in paperback) that we like – especially for the making sense part. The failure to make sense in storytelling is perhaps not seen as a serious flaw these days, but it’s still a sine qua non to me. So thanks, reviewer!

“Chet and Bernie are the BEST. Great book, made sense, great characters, and my favorite, Chet. If you haven’t read any of these books, try this one. Rewarding to any dog lovers and mystery lovers. You know who you are.”


In Belated Honor of International Women’s Day (Yesterday)


March 9th, 2021 Posted 7:43 am

A group of women had a big shaved-head dude backed up against the RV. The women were all new to me, but the dude was Itsy Bitsy Litzenberger, a perp at one time and now the junior assistant attendant of the whole shed experience, which just shows you. He saw us coming and called out over the heads of the women.

“Bernie! Help!”

“Hey, Itsy,” Bernie said. “What’s going on?”

The women all wheeled around. We had an old one, a not-quite-so old one, and a younger one than that, although you couldn’t call her young. They all wore yoga pants and gold watches. I sensed trouble.

(from Of Mutts And Men)



Thanks, Reader’s Digest!


March 4th, 2021 Posted 8:39 am

From Reader’s Digest Select Editions:

We’ve been talking about SE 377, which mails this spring. This volume features one of the more unique books we’ve published in a while, OF MUTTS AND MEN, by Spencer Quinn. What makes this book so unusual? Well, it’s narrated by Chet the Dog, the wise and fiercely loyal canine who works alongside down-on-his-luck PI Bernie Little, investigating crimes. This time around, the pair are digging into the mysterious murder of a local hydrologist…and soon discover the killer has sinister plans for Chet and his favorite human.
Amy and I were both taken with the crime-solving duo, and we’re not alone. Stephen King has called the Chet and Bernie books “without a doubt the most original mystery series currently available.” Want to learn more about Chet The Dog? Check out Chet’s blog or his Facebook page. (Yes, the dog is on social media.) Enjoy!


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