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Waverly Curtis

Waverly Curtis is the pseudonym of Waverly Fitzgerald and Curt Colbert. Our publisher asked us to choose a female pen name so we combined our first names.

Curt Colbert is the author of the Jake Rossiter and Miss Jenkins mysteries, a series of hardboiled, private detective novels set in 1940's Seattle. The first book, Rat City, was nominated for a Shamus Award in 2001. A Seattle native, Curt is also a poet and an avid history buff. He is the editor of Seattle Noir, a collection of crime stories published in 2009. He was a judge for the Edgars in 2008 and is a member of the Mystery Writers of America. Curt and his wife live in a Seattle suburb under the thrall of their cat, Esmeralda.

Waverly Fitzgerald is the author of four historical romances set in Victorian London under the name of Nancy Fitzgerald. She has taught writing classes for adults at the UCLA Writers Program, the University of Washington Extension, and Richard Hugo House, a literary arts center in Seattle. Waverly is also the author of Slow Time: Recovering the Natural Rhythms of Life. She lives in an apartment in the heart of Seattle with her daughter, Shaw, and Shaw's Chihuahua, Pepe.

Waverly and Curt met in a writing class in the late 1980s and have been working together ever since. When Curt came up with the idea of a mystery featuring a talking Chihuahua named Pepe, Waverly asked if she could help and the collaboration began. Curt loves to start chapters; Waverly finishes them. Curt loves to elaborate and Waverly likes to edit. Curt's humor is broader while Waverly's humor is more situational. Together they are an unstoppable mystery novel writing team.

Pepe is an eight-year old Chihuahua, adopted by Waverly's daughter Shaw, when he was a puppy. He likes stuffed toys, especially if they squeak. He hates the rain, which is unfortunate since he lives in Seattle. Like his namesake character, he hates being dressed up and thinks he is much bigger than he is. Unlike his namesake, he has a sweet disposition and doesn't talk much, but he does have his own Facebook page.

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    • The Chihuahua Always Sniffs Twice

    • By: Waverly Curtis
    • Narrated by: Laura Darrell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    Aspiring P.I. Geri Sullivan's new case has got her talking Chihuahua, Pepe, hot under the collar. Wealthy widow Lucille Carpenter left her entire fortune to her beloved dogs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really Fun! Love Pepi!

    • By MM on 04-08-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dial C For Chihuahua

    • A Barking Detective Mystery
    • By: Waverly Curtis
    • Narrated by: Laura Darrell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
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      4 out of 5 stars 56
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    Pepe may have soft white fur, big brown eyes, and mucho attitude - but he's no furry fashion fad....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cute Book

    • By Sandy on 06-26-14

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    • The Silence of the Chihuahuas

    • By: Waverly Curtis
    • Narrated by: Laura Darrell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
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    Pepe, aspiring PI Geri Sullivan's muy clever Chihuahua, has stopped talking....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Pepe!

    • By Janet Henderson on 07-06-16

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    • A Chihuahua in Every Stocking

    • By: Waverly Curtis
    • Narrated by: Laura Darrell
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    After seeing young Sophie's heartbreaking story on the news, P.I. Geri Sullivan and Pepe - her talking Chihuahua - vow to rescue this bonita canine named Chiquita....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By charro on 03-25-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Chihuahua Confidential

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    • By: Waverly Curtis
    • Narrated by: Laura Darrell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    When novice P.I. Geri Sullivan first heard her adopted Chihuahua talk, she thought she'd gone barking mad. But it turns out Pepe is a savvy sleuth....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Marcia on 06-14-14

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    • The Big Chihuahua

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    • By: Waverly Curtis
    • Narrated by: Laura Darrell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    P.I. Geri Sullivan and her talking Chihuahua, Pepe, are always hungry to sink their teeth into a new case....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Janet Henderson on 01-14-15

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