The title character thinks of himself as a quahaug--as dug in as a clam, hiding away in a sleepy Cape Cod village and writing pop fiction to make a living. When his sales begin to slip, his publisher decides to send him to Europe, where his composure is assaulted by an encounter with a long-lost relative who turns out be be quite different than expected. An engaging book, although the main character's complete lack of self-esteem can get on your nerves.
A short and lighthearted story of what happens when lofty morals meet low income. Enjoyable bit of puffery.
A fine collection of superbly written tales; the title story and The Dog have a supernatural theme, but the other three are more in keeping with the mystery genre. All are interesting, and there are scenes in Knock, Knock, Knock which are among the creepiest put on paper (and I'm a big reader of horror and ghost stories). I read them through in one morning, they were so enjoyable.