Wednesday, July 30, 2014

It’s a dog’s life.




 



A heartfelt tale from Walter the Pug, from Victoria Abbott's book collector mysteries, soon to be seen in The Wolfe Widow coming (September 2nd)










 
I’m Walter the Pug and I’ve got a problem.  I`ve been here before talking about my life and adventures, but today I am down in the dumps.  You know why?  Because it’s a month until I find out what happens to me next.  That's so not easy.


Let me remind you of my adventures.  I  get to accompany Jordan  Bingham when she investigates things, usually murders. Jordan is an assistant to a wealthy book collector, Vera Van Alst.   I am what you could call a sidekick.  Or maybe Jordan is the sidekick.  I get confused about these things sometimes.   Sometimes, Cobain,  a shaggy dog who belongs to Officer Becker comes along too, but I am the one who counts. He’s just a visitor who should go home soon.  

When we are investigating, people think I am cute and I often get treats.  So that takes me back to my problem.   I just found out that Jordan gets fired in the new book! FIRED!  No one in her family has ever been fired.  Of course, no one in her family has ever gone straight either.  That doesn’t stop her from trying.  So when she is fired, that means she can’t live in Van Alst House and I can’t get any of Signora Panetone’s treats.   The signora likes to cook chicken livers for me too.  And Uncle Kev lets me do all kinds of fun stuff.  That reminds me,  in Van Alst House there are two Siamese that I’ve been trying to surprise and now I won’t be able to do that either.  

It’s so unfair.  Jordan should be trying to get me back to that house with the chicken livers and the endless corridors to scamper through.  Instead, she’s running around trying to find out why this evil woman, Muriel Delgado, has gotten control of Van Alst House.  She  ‘has something’ on Vera, whatever that means.  Jordan says Vera is in danger and there's also some blah blah blah about a treasured  collection of Nero Wolfe mysteries.

Vera doesn’t even like dogs, so how could this be important?



   But what about me?  Shouldn't I be taking part in all the fun? There's probably pumpkin pie and everything, because the action takes place around Thanksgiving.  Anyway, can any of you offer me any words of comfort, such as "Good doggie!" Or "How about a biscuit?" Or  "Would you like to sit on this velvet cushion?"

Well?  

Maybe I should pre-order.  I hear it's available HERE  

P.S. Want to see me in a book trailer?  Just click here and be afraid.  Here I am!

34 comments:

  1. Poor doggie. I would be in the dumps as well. Just have to wait like the rest of us.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. Walter, I love you and you can live with me, sit on my lap and hang out with me all day, every day. I'll even have doggy treats and your favorite food for you! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  3. Come over and spend the day with Bear You'll sit on the back of the couch and watch the world go by. You get treats too.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  4. How sad! You are welcome to come hang out at my house anytime Walter :) kathambre@yahoo.com

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  5. Don't worry Walter. Jordan will make everything right. You're a good dog and she'll make sure you get plenty of treats.

    bevarcher AT me DoT com

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  6. I really enjoy this series. I just wish it had the housekeepers recipes. They sound so good. suefoster109@netzero.net.

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  7. Don't worry Walter, Jordan will get to the bottom of this mystery. And I;m sure you will be a big help. Can't wait to see what happens.

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  8. Good doggie, Walter...just dream of treats (and chicken livers), until Jordan takes care of things. Then, you can surprise those Siamese kitties!


    patucker54 at aol dot com

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  9. Now, why would Jordan get fired? Walter, you need to find answers and let us know!

    ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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  10. Walter, come over to my house. We have lots of doggie treats.

    lkleback@hotmail.com

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  11. What a good boy you are, Walter. I agree with you opinion of Vera....who could possibly not like dogs?? In our house, dogs are family. Hang in there Walter. I'm sure it will work out in the end.
    dty66@md.metrocast.net

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  12. Oh Walter, everything will be okay. You won't be homeless
    Becky Prazak
    rjprazak6@gmail.com

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  13. Oh Walter, I know just what you mean. Sometimes our people can be so stubborn. We smile and stare at them, and walk them in the right direction, but sometimes they think they know better - but they find out we're right, don't they? You'll be enjoying your chicken livers (yum) and bothering those cats (cats eewww) any time now. I know how hard it is to be patent tho - sometimes my Grandpa (well, I call him that) leaves the room and he is gone for minutes! Doesn't he understand how hard it is for me to wait? Why don't you come and stay with us until Jordan straightens things out? Love & Kisses, Your fellow Pug, Pep xo
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  14. Walter, you could come to live with me. There are a quite a few other pugs to play with at my retirement apartment. We have a little dog park that goes around the swimming pool. It is fenced in so you won't fall in.
    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. My hairdresser has pugs. Astro lived to the old age of 18. Now his grandson Wilson is keeping us company.

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  16. Two of my relatives have pugs. You could come play with them.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  17. I'm going to check this series out, it sounds fun.

    Anne
    acm05atjuno.com

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  18. Walter you can come hang out with my cat Lucky. Thanks for the link. Going to check out this series.
    sa7mrt@aol.com

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  19. Don't you worry, Walter. No one as good looking as you can be in troubled circumstances for long.

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  20. How about a belly rub? Raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Another great book to add to my TBR list!
    misstree1963@gmail.com

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  22. We have lots of treats at my house too!

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  23. Don't worry, Walter, as I'm sure everything will turn out all right!
    Mary Jane, I love your Charlotte Adams series! Can't wait to start this one.

    spigootz9@hotmail.com

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  24. Poor puppy. You could come to my house. I have lots of good doggy treats. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  25. I love his expressions!
    Kim j
    Kjohnson952@yahoo.com

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  26. Poor dear Walter! You may have my supply of chicken livers any day! Hope all ends up making you happy! You know you are loved!

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  27. Walter, dear, I neglected to give you my email! humble.granny@gmail.com
    Hugs!

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  28. Walter I have a pug grandson you can play with kphans08@gmail.com

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  29. Poor Walter! What will you do without treats and chicken livers?
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  30. Walter, use your pugnacious personality, lay prone on the kitchen floor, over a favorite treat..give the saddest look known on earth....they will let you stay in the kitchen..you can be the inside guy for Jodan...give it a try!!!
    the3beersus@yahoo.com

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  31. Awhhh, you need a doggie treat and some extra loving.

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  32. Walter, with your pugnacious personality, lay prone on the kitchen floor, over a treat, give the saddest look know to the world..they will let you live there in the kitchen- you will be Jordan's inside guy.....
    the3beersus@yahoo.com

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  33. I fried chicken livers tonight so let me share few with you. Sorry to have missed you earlier so think of them as midnight snack. Enjoy! I look forward tp fonding ut what happens to you next.

    DelAnne

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  34. I'd like to make you some organic doggie treats...

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