Spencer Quinn

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Spencer Quinn lives on Cape Cod with his dog Audrey, and is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie adventure.

Spencer Quinn is a pseudonym of author Peter Abrahams.

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* A Chet and Bernie Mystery


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Spencer Quinn Never! The second last sentence of SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY holds the key.
Spencer Quinn I'm writing it this very moment. Bernie just said something pretty funny (I hope) to a bouncer.
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Thereby Hangs a Tail (A Che...

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To Fetch a Thief (A Chet an...

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A Fistful of Collars (A Che...

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The Sound and the Furry (A ...

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Paw and Order (A Chet and B...

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Woof (Bowser and Birdie #1)

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A Cat Was Involved (Chet an...

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November 2009, Spencer Quinn
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I'm no art expert - I'm not even sure I know what I like! - but this is a terrific book, written by a first-rate writer about an artist who was off the charts. I learned so much, lots of it about Spain, a fascinating land and in many ways a dark one, ...more
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Five stars aren't enough for a book that contains Gussie Fink-Nottle's speech at the Market Snodsbury Grammar School. Any writer who ventures into comedy should read some Wodehouse.
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Under the Dome by Stephen King
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The absolute master of dystopia.
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The English and their History by Robert Tombs
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I read this as a sort of antidote to the recent Hitler bio - which was excellent, by the way, but somewhat depressing. There's something uplifting about this book, and the English people, too. They're Hitler-proof, in a way. This book is well written ...more
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Hitler by Volker Ullrich
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This is a review of the hardcover, not the audio. This is the third of the 4 major Hitler bios that I've read. In some strange way, the appalling story never gets old. Ullrich is a very good writer with an instinct for the telling details and where t ...more
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Stalingrad by Antony Beevor
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A terrific book. Also grim, horrifying, depressing, hopeless. Human conflict raised to the most insane possible levels, long past the point where anything human - excepting a capacity for endurance on the part of the besieged that seems incredible - ...more
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Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
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Love this collection! Especially "Big Driver." It works on many levels and is very hard to forget, even though you might want to.
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“Chet! What are you eating?”

Nothing. It was true. The eating part was over.”
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“I’d been the best leaper in K-9 class, which had led to all the trouble in a way I couldn’t remember exactly, although blood was involved.”
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“Often, maybe even usually, Bernie ended up being the smartest human in the room. Tonight was different.”
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Spencer Quinn Cara Kelly wrote: "I just finished A Fistful of Collars, and I wanted you to know how much I truly enjoy your series. Each book is filled with action, adventure, humor, mystery, emotion...and more! Thanks for providi..."

Thanks, Cara!


Cara Kelly Merrill I just finished A Fistful of Collars, and I wanted you to know how much I truly enjoy your series. Each book is filled with action, adventure, humor, mystery, emotion...and more! Thanks for providing us readers with excellent literature!!!!


Dorothy Thanks for friending me. Love the Chet and Bernie Series. My dogs are friends of Chet (and Audrey) on your website. Names are Max and Morgan. Looking forward to arrival of The Dog Who Knew Too Much.


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