Archive for October, 2013

Friend of the Month Reminder


October 31st, 2013 Posted 7:48 am

“Last day of the month,” says Spence.

“And Halloween, and the Red Sox won,” says Admin.

“So therefore – time for the Friend of the Month reminder.”

“Check the right of the screen. See Cruizer? He’s Chet’s October Friend of the Month. His human companion sent in a photo to the Friends of Chet gallery, just as Chabui did today. Great pic, by the way. The random number generator – “

“East German Army surplus, circa 1956 – “

” – did the rest. Winner stays over there for the month and the winner’s human companion gets a signed and paw-printed – “

“And illustrated by medieval monks in a scriptorium– “

” – copy of the latest Chet and Bernie novel, in this case The Sound and the Furry.”

“This could be you! Just send in a photo!”

*All 100% true, except for the medieval part.

R#G seen here:



Title Contest! Announcement!


October 30th, 2013 Posted 8:46 am

The seventh (!) Chet and Bernie mystery (Fall 2014) takes place in Washington, D.C. The Little Detective Agency gets caught up in a lethal conspiracy with international implications that reaches the highest levels of power. A perfect title for this story would have been The Dog Who Came in from the Cold. But it’s already taken! (By Alexander McCall Smith.) Any suggestions out there? Email with your creative title ideas in the subject line between 10/30 and 11/13. There’s potentially something in it for you if we pick your idea. Potentially. And what’s more fun to contemplate than potential?

Welcome Little David.


Random Amazon Review We Like


October 29th, 2013 Posted 7:40 am

5.0 out of 5 stars An Elephant Teams up with our Favorite Dog, October 2, 2013
By Dianne Evans on To Fetch a Thief:

We have another smart animal to enjoy, and a true odd couple head off to solve the problems created when their worlds overlap. I’m still smiling, and I read this months ago!


Nothing Like Baseball!


October 28th, 2013 Posted 7:55 am

“Game four ends on a pickoff?” Spence says. “Game three on an obstruction call? New things keep happening in baseball.”

“The permutations and combinations are endless,” says Admin. “Here’s hoping for a game seven.”

“Don’t tell me you’ve – “



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