First, many thanks for the condolences on the death of Pearl. And I’m so moved by the suggestion made by some of you that she be the December Friend of the Month. But after some thought – or perhaps just something resembling thought – I’ve decided to follow our normal procedure. So now I switch on the random number generator. … Read More


Sunday is when we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn monikerâ„¢. Since It’s A Wonderful Woof – the Chet and Bernie Christmas/holiday novel preceding the brand new one, Up On The Woof Top – how about we do it? You might say It’s A Wonderful Woof … Read More


A Christmas and holiday trilogy, sort of: one short story and two novels. Santa 365, the short story, came first, then It’s A Wonderful Woof, and now Up On The Woof Top. Is there a PhD thesis in there somewhere? I certainly wouldn’t know – very much not an academic by nature. By nature I’m a professional athlete, lacking only … Read More

Tiny Tim

Yes, Tiny Tim was the answer to yesterday’s pop quiz regarding why I chose the name Timmy for a character in Up On The Woof Top, the new Chet and Bernie Christmas/holiday novel. Too easy for sure – since I see that some of you who haven’t even read the book yet got the answer. I’ll try to be more … Read More

Pop Quiz

How about a pop quiz today? By now some of you have read Up On The Woof Top, the new Chet and Bernie Christmas/holiday mystery. Timmy is a character who has a small role on the story. Any idea why I picked that name? There may or may not be a prize for this.