Sunday, June 21, 2009

Coffee with a canine: Chris Knopf & Sam

Hard Stop, Chris Knopf's fourth and latest Hamptons Mystery novel, is now available from booksellers everywhere.

Kirkus called protagonist Sam Acquillo an "appealing hero" who is complemented by "a colorful entourage that includes endearing Eddie, the anti-Marley dog, mak[ing] for a lively and entertaining mix."

"Eddie, the anti-Marley dog" is more formally known as Eddie van Halen, and he shares certain character traits with Knopf's 9-year-old soft-coated Wheaten terrier, Sam, who is named after Samuel Beckett, another famous Irish existentialist.

Knopf and Sam are featured in the inaugural post of my new blog, Coffee with a Canine.

Learn more about Sam and Chris at Chris Knopf's website.

Read--Coffee with a canine: Chris Knopf & Sam.

--Marshal Zeringue