Friday, July 24, 2015

Spencer Quinn

Spencer Quinn is the author of the Chet and Bernie mystery novels: Dog on It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, To Fetch a Thief, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, A Fistful of Collars, The Sound and the Furry, and Paw and Order. He lives on Cape Cod with his dogs Audrey and Pearl. When not keeping them out of mischief, he is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie mystery.

Quinn's latest novel, the eighth book in the Chet and Bernie series, is Scents and Sensibility.

Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. His reply:
I just finished Days of Rage by Bryan Burrough. It's the story of six domestic terrorist groups - which is what we'd call them now - of the 1960's and 1970's. This is a fascinating, dumbfounding, and very well-reported book. It's telling to compare the history of the Weather Underground, led by upper-middle-class whites like Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, with that of the other self-proclaimed revolutionary bands, who came from less-privileged backgrounds. Most of the latter ended up paying a heavy (and pretty much deserved) price. Dohrn and Ayers, who spent much of their time underground living in a California beach town, were able to pick up the threads of the comfortable lives they would have had anyway. It's amazing to me that the president of the United States could be friends with someone like Bill Ayers, at least as he's portrayed in Days of Rage.
Visit Chet the Dog's blog and Facebook page, and Spencer Quinn's website.

Coffee with a Canine: Peter Abrahams and Audrey (September 2011).

Coffee with a Canine: Peter Abrahams and Pearl (August 2012).

The Page 69 Test: The Dog Who Knew Too Much.

The Page 69 Test: Paw and Order.

--Marshal Zeringue