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The Spencer Quinn Reader's Companion: A Collection of Excerpts from the Chet and Bernie Mystery Series [NOOK Book]

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A free collection of excerpts from Spencer Quinn’s irresistible and bestselling Chet and Bernie Mystery Series.
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The Spencer Quinn Reader's Companion: A Collection of Excerpts from the Chet and Bernie Mystery Series

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Overview

A free collection of excerpts from Spencer Quinn’s irresistible and bestselling Chet and Bernie Mystery Series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451695731
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Series: Chet and Bernie Series
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 22,842
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Spencer Quinn
Spencer Quinn is the author of seven previous bestselling 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. Keep up with him—and with Chet and Bernie—by visiting ChetTheDog.com.

Biography

Pseudonymous author Spencer Quinn zoomed to bestsellerdom with his wry, entertaining Chet and Bernie series, featuring one of the most delightful sleuthing duos in mystery history—an intrepid K-9 police academy dropout and his hapless private detective owner. An Agatha Award-winning writer (under his given name, Peter Abrahams), Quinn lives on Cape Cod.

Good To Know

Some fascinating outtakes from our interview with Spencer Quinn:
"My mother, also a writer, taught me just about everything I know about writing when I was nine or ten years old. For example: Try not to use connecting words like however, nevertheless, to be sure. Sentences should connect through the force of the ideas connecting, and if you find yourself using a lot of connecting words, then maybe your ideas are wrong. Also, really important: push every situation as far as you can. Without crossng the credibilty line, of course. That's a continuing challenge."

"The best thing I've done in my life is raise four happy kids."

"My first job was as a spearfisherman in the Bahamas. This is done free-diving (no scuba). We would often work depths in excess of 70 feet. Sometimes we disputed the catch with sharks. I much prefer dogs to sharks."

"My favorite way to unwind is playing tennis. I love the game even though I consider myself a hacker. My forehand was always decent but it took years for my backhand to get where it is now—still nothing to write home about. So humbling to be such a slow learner at something, and so good for me. I love the competition, too, and the camaraderie. A lot of the guys have no clear idea about what I actually do for a living and aren't interested. I love that, too."

"It turns out to be true that writing novels is a lonely occupation. It changes you. I was very gregarious when I was younger (way too much, I'm sure people who knew me then would say). Now I'm much less so."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Peter Abrahams
    2. Hometown:
      Falmouth, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 28, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Brooklline, Massachusetts
    1. Education:
      BA, Williams College, 1968
    2. Website:

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  • Posted February 6, 2013

    Once you read this you will be sold

    I was not familiar with the author, but I am now a fan of his dog/detective series. I read the first and though it was the only, so was happy to discover he is a few books ahead of me. Write fast sir.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    A Hoot

    This is a good read. I am going to get the other ones he has written. Dog talks and thinks just like a human.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    cute

    The point of view is refreshing. Being a dog lover I could really relate to this story. Cute, quick read

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Been looking for a new author!

    We own 3 Dalmations, these books with Chet, the dogs input, brings an added bonus to these mystery books! Fun to read and intertaining. Thanks! Keep em coming! Tina in Nor.Cal.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Quality and satisfaction beyond expectation!

    If your best friend is man's best friend, not only a dog but other pets, then this is a "must have". I enjoyed the first purchase so much that I immediately purchased all the other 5 series of Chet & Bernie adventures. I've read them all and have already reread them all again. I can hardly wait until August when the next e-book comes out.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Just excerpts

    This is just excerpts from the book--nothing extra. Great if you are deciding to buy. Redundant if you already have them.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2014

    Love chet and berny

    You have to read whole series who doesnt love chet

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