Pure Story-telling Enjoyment

Terry Tumbler
Terry Tumbler Author Interview

Simply Spiffin! follows the exploits of a P.I. from the 60’s into the 22nd century. What were some sources that informed this novel’s development?

The original 77 Sunset Strip character Edd Byrnes, song Kookie Kookie Lend me your Comb.

Spiff’s character build-up in earlier books.

Spiff Tracey is a consistently entertaining character with uncanny investigative skills. What was the funniest scene for you to write for his character?

The seduction scene at the Temple of the Oracle at Delphi.

Stav the Stallion’s attempts to seduce Spiff’s wife Mata Hari.

What were some challenges you set for yourself as a writer with this book?

Pure story-telling enjoyment, coupled with technical editing skills I’ve acquired over the years.

Your stories usually have some humorous aspects. Is this intentional or a natural facet of your writing?

I do enjoy a good belly-laugh. The humor comes to mind naturally.

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Spiff Tracey, private eye, that was his handle in the 1960s.The exploits recorded herein, on his behalf, occurred over a long period, from the 1960s till the 22nd century. Yes, you’ve guessed it: like many talented people, he had been gifted with longevity in the world of the future.Cast in the same mold as his role model, Judge Dee, a circuit magistrate of the Tang dynasty, he gravitated from being a happy hippy private eye to that of a top-level roving justice enforcer, acting on behalf of the World Council. With future means at his disposal, Spiff achieved a nigh-on 100% conviction hit-rate.Early on in his career, he came to the attention of wealthy entrepreneur Thomas Beckon, who liked his style. This inventor of the driverless flying car was to play an influential role in his life.Spiff Tracey, Investigative Magistrate, that is his handle.Simply Spiffin!

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