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THE RIGHT SIDE de Spencer Quinn

A compelling emotional suspense by bestselling author Spencer Quinn and his first-ever standalone novel, which also features—in true Quinn fashion—a captivating canine companion named Goody

by Spencer Quinn
Atria, June 2017
Agent: The Friedrich Agency

LeAnne Hogan has returned home from war a different person—both inside and out. Once confident and driven, she is now volatile, sharp-tongued, prone to muddied thinking. Once beautiful, her right eye is now an empty crater, the side of her face horribly scarred. Wracked with guilt over a mission gone wrong, the only solace she finds is with her hospital roommate, Marci, but when the woman unexpectedly dies, LeAnne reaches a breaking point.
Wearing her injury like a gruesome badge of honor, a defiant LeAnne goes AWOL and sets out on a cross-country journey, but the world she encounters is an unfamiliar one, filtered as it is through one good eye with no depth perception, a damaged psyche, and a body in withdrawal from medication. Her bitterness at her disfigurement and the loss of her career eats away at her as she clashes with everyone in her path—family, friends, and strangers alike. LeAnne, in a word, is lost.
Eventually LeAnne finds herself in a rain-soaked small town in Washington state, the very place Marci called home. As she puts down tentative roots LeAnne makes a troubling discovery: Marci’s eight-year-old daughter has vanished. Determined to find her, LeAnne discovers a newfound resolve and a second chance to get things right. And the LeAnne who will emerge at the end of this new mission will not be the one who went off to war nor will she be the shattered woman who returned. She will be someone new.
Unflinching in its depiction of the effects of PTSD, THE RIGHT SIDE introduces the most vivid, inspired, and complex protagonist in recent years, one who will stay with you long after novel’s end.

Spencer Quinn is the author of eight bestselling Chet and Bernie mystery novels as well as the middle grade novels Woof and Arf.

WOOF de Spencer Quinn

There is trouble brewing in the Louisiana swamp – Bowser can smell it

(Bowser and Birdie #1)
by Spencer Quinn
Scholastic Press, April 2015
Agent: The Friedrich Agency

Bowser is a very handsome and only slightly slobbery dog, and he can smell lots of things. Like bacon. And rawhide chews! And the sweat on humans when they’re lying.

Birdie Gaux, the girl Bowser lives with, also knows something is wrong. It’s not just that her grammy’s stuffed prize marlin has been stolen. It’s the weird rumor that the marlin is linked to a missing treasure. It’s the truck that seems to be following Birdie and the bad feeling on the back of her neck.

When Birdie and Bowser start digging into the mystery, not even Bowser’s powerful sniffer can smell just how menacing the threat is. And when the danger comes straight for Birdie, Bowser knows it up to him to sic ’em.

Spencer Quinn is the author of the New York Times bestselling adult mystery series, Chet and Bernie.