Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday (July 17), The Iggy Chronicles

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that readers are eagerly anticipating.

This week, my pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Iggy Chronicles, Volume One: 

A Chet and Bernie Mystery eShort Story

by Spencer Quinn


Meet Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of the Chet & Bernie Mystery Series, 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.

Readers will be instantly captivated by Chet’s doggy ways and his endearingly hard-boiled voice. 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, cash flow, and child custody—is enormously likable himself, in his flawed, all-too-human way. There’s genuine suspense and intrigue, combined with humor and deep insight into the bond between dog and man. From a dog’s-eye perspective, crime has never been so much fun.

I couldn't find a blurb about The Iggy Chronicles, so instead, I give you three author interviews about the book, from the blog on

“Last summer we had A Cat Was Involved,” Admin says. “I hear there’s another e-story in the works for this summer.”
“I hear the same thing,” says Spence.
“Do we have a title?”
“Two possibilities at the moment.”
“Iggy in the Wind is one. The other is The Iggy Chronicles, Volume 1.”
“I gather the subject matter concerns Iggy.”
“Say no more.”


“I understand there’s a new e-short story coming in August,” Admin says.
“The Iggy Chronicles, Volume 1,” says Spence.
“I’m assuming that Iggy, Chet’s best pal but a virtual prisoner in the Parsons’s house for just about the whole series, gets loose at last?”
“I’m not authorized to reveal any details.”
“Huh? Authorized by whom?”
“The IRS now has an Authorizing Division that governs the actions of authors. The accountant says not to upset them.”
Admin: Is it true that Iggy is in fact the hero of this new e-story?
Spence: I really don’t want to give too much away.
Admin: But supposing, for the sake of argument, that Iggy does turn out to be the hero. I’m wondering how Chet might take that.
Spence: I really don’t want to give too much away.

 THE IGGY CHRONICLES, the ebook short story, goes on sale August 13th.