Monday, October 12, 2009

DOG GONE IT: CAT AND DOG DAY SPEEDY GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED!
DOG ON IT

A Chet and Bernie Mystery
BY SPENCER QUINN

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Meet Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on It, who works alongside Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator. Chet might have flunked out of police school ("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"), but he's a detective through and through.

In this, their first adventure, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters. A well-behaved, gifted student, she didn't arrive home after school and her divorced mother is frantic. Bernie is quick to take the case -- something about a cash flow problem that Chet's not all that clear about -- and he's relieved, if vaguely suspicious, when Madison turns up unharmed with a story that doesn't add up. But when she disappears for a second time in a week, Bernie and Chet aren't taking any chances; they launch a full-blown investigation. Without a ransom demand, they're not convinced it's a kidnapping, but they are sure of one thing: something smells funny.

Their search for clues takes them into the desert to biker bars and other exotic locals, with Chet's highly trained nose leading the way. Both Chet and Bernie bring their own special skills to the hunt, one that puts each of them in peril. But even as the bad guys try to turn the tables, this duo is nothing if not resourceful, and the result is an uncommonly satisfying adventure.

With his doggy ways and his endearingly hardboiled voice, Chet is full of heart and occasionally prone to mischief. He is intensely loyal to Bernie, who, though distracted by issues that Chet has difficulty understanding -- like divorce, child custody, and other peculiar human concerns -- is enormously likable himself, in his flawed, all-too-human way.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Spencer Quinn lives on Cape Cod with his dog, Audrey. He is currently working on the next Chet and Bernie novel.
About Spencer Quinn
  • What is your birthdate?:
    6/28
  • High school and/or college:
    Williams College
  • Name of your favorite composer or music artist?:
    Louis Armstrong
  • Favorite movie:
    Chinatown

Q&A with the mysterious SPENCER QUINN

Q.
What is your motto or maxim?
A. Still time to figure that out. I'll have it posted on my tombstone.

Q.
How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A.
I wake up happy every day, but why?
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Still time to figure that out. I'll have it posted on my tombstone.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I'll know it when I get there. I hope.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Not being able to help those I love.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Right here - I love Cape Cod.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Neanderthals - who knows why?
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. None, I hope. Can't anything be just right?
Q. What do you regret most?
A. No regrets.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Raising four happy kids.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. My volley, especially on the forehand side.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Probably for others to say, but maybe it's that I don't often lose my temper. On the other hand, loss of temper can be a useful tool, as I'm sure we've all seen, and therefore I'm somewhat handicapped.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. One of those mountain men who first saw the Rockies.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. Again, probably for others to say, but maybe it's that I have my own take on just about everything; and again, as above, a double-edged thing.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Jack Aubrey
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Raskolnikov - if you can call him a villain.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Jesus. I'd like to know if the events of the past 2000 years have caused him to change his mind about anything.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Human overpopulation.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Playing tennis.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Musician
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. sense of fun, energy, optimism
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Apples
GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO BINGO, I HAVE A
BRAND NEW, FIRST EDITION,
HARDCOVER COPY OF
DOG GONE IT
BY SPENCER QUINN
TO GIVE AWAY!

THIS WILL BE TO ONE LUCKY WINNER
THIS WILL BE FOR DOG AND CAT DAY
THIS WILL BE A SPEEDY GIVEAWAY
RULES:

--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY-(SORRY MY EXPENSES ARE LOW)
--NO P.O. BOXES, PLEASE
--EMAIL ADDRESS MUST BE IN YOUR COMMENT AS
I HAVEN'T TIME ON THIS ONE TO HUNT FOR IT

--ONLY ONE COMMENT NEEDED
--PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THIS BOOK
PLEASE GIVE SOMEONE ELSE A CHANCE


HOW TO ENTER:

LEAVE ONLY ONE COMMENT WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND YOUR DOG'S NAME, OR YOUR
FAVORITE DOG'S NAME, OR A FICTIONAL DOG,
OR A MADE UP DOG...JUST A GOOD DOGGIE NAME!!!!!! THAT'S IT!

GIVEAWAY WILL END AT
NOON, ON OCTOBER 13!!!
THAT'S TOMORROW!!!!

24 comments:

rubynreba said...

Tippy was my favorite dog when I was growing up but I don't have a dog now.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Let's do a favorite dog: Ms. M!!!!!!!

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bermudaonion said...

My favorite dog's name is Milou, of course! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

pixie13 said...

I'm a cat person, but I did have a dog when I was very much younger. Her name was Silver. She was a husky/wolf mix & she was beautiful. Thanks!

Sheila said...

I love any book with a dog in it! My dog is Hank. (He is also the dog in my profile photo).

ludeluh at yahoo dot com

scottsgal said...

Maverick and Kristy are my 2 springer spaniels (Kristy was a rescue and already named). Maverick's name is perfect for him.

msboatgal at aol.com

Misty said...

I've always wanted to have a great dame and name him Hamlet. :)

Misty
mbradenwf@gmail.com

Virginia C said...

MAX. My beloved "perfect boy"

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

LoveMy2Dogs said...

My dogs names are Sophie, a Cocker Spaniel and Shadow a Lab/Newfoundland mix. We also have Motley living with us, he is a Cocker Spaniel and belongs to our daughter.

jrandtam[at]columbus.rr.com

Chelsea S said...

My doggy's name is Simon. We named him after Simon from the game "Simon Says" because he always gets what he wants.

DarcyO said...

Misty, the yellow lab

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Bethie said...

The dog I had when I was little as Toto. We weren't very original in my house. Thanks for the giveaway.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

~The Book Pixie said...

When I was little, my big sister had a maltese named Jimjesrie. I guess you could say it was a family name but not in the usual sense. The 'Jim' was for my dad, the 'jes' for my sister, and the 'rie' for my mom. I wasn't born yet when they got him so I didn't get a part in the name. lol.

~Briana
thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

Liz said...

Awesome Contest :)
I LOVE dogs and I don't think I could live without one! My dogs name is Bailey :)
-Liz

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holdenj said...

Our present dog, Bailey is my favorite dog around. I've been wanting to read this! Thanks for reminding me about it!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Buukluvr81 said...

Our beloved dog that ran away 2 years ago was Chessie Belle. She was our best dog!

Mollydawn1981 AT aol DOT com

Martha Lawson said...

I have 2 dogs! Scooter and Little Bit! No cats!

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

MUM said...

My younger daughter used to have a weimaraner named Pilgrim. He was named that because he was rescued right around Thanksgiving. A beautiful and sweet dog but I'm afraid we had to give him away when we moved. It broke my daughter's heart.

Marie
utah91960(at)yahoo(dot)com

bekki1820cb said...

Slashia was my dog growing up! We named her after Slash (then guitarist of Guns n'Roses) and added the "ia" (pronounced: slah shah) to make is more girly. I really miss her :(
thanks for the chance at this book!!! bekki1820cb@gmail.com

Jo said...

My family has had two labs named Cinnamon (lives with my parents)and Libby (deceased).

jump_up_thrice[at]hotmail[dot]com

Rebecca N. said...

I used to have a dog named Snickers. She got her name because she was marbled with all of the colors of a snickers candy bar and because she had a crooked mouth that made it look like she was snickering at you all the time. Snickers had a puppy that we named Mr. Mansy. The name came from the cartoon Bobby's World. Bobby's mom used to call him Mr. Mansy when he was in trouble. I wish that cartoon was still on. It was really cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

Neas Nuttiness said...

George of course! I really would love to win a copy of this one.
A mystery and a dog....right up my alley.

Thanks for the giveaway.

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Linda K said...

My 8 year old min pin is named Puppy because we couldn't agree on a name for him. We also have Skyla, Loki, JJ, Ava, Isis and a new puppy to be named later.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Vicki said...

I'm owned by Patches who is the best doggy in the world.

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