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May 9th, 2021 Posted 8:19 am

On Sunday we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™. Is there a rule that it has to be a book that’s already published? Let’s ignore it! Here’s the beginning of Tender Is The Bite, coming July 7. (And please don’t forget – all who preorder will get for free the digital short story The Numbers After Two; it will just pop into your inbox on  pub date.)

“I think we’re being followed,” Bernie said.

That had to be one of Bernie’s jokes. Have I mentioned that he can be quite the jokester? Probably not, since we’re just getting started, but who else except Bernie would even think of saying that? We were creeping along at walking speed on the East Canyon Freeway at rush hour, stuck in an endless river of traffic – of course we were being followed, followed by too many cars to count! Not only too many for me to count – I don’t go past two – but also for Bernie. And Bernie’s always the smartest human in the room, one of the reasons the Little Detective Agency is so successful, leaving out the finances part. It’s called that on account of Bernie’s last name being Little. I’m Chet, pure and simple, not the smartest human in the room, in fact, not human. I bring other things to the table.

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Buddy!

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May 8th, 2021 Posted 7:33 am

The random number generator speaks: “Buddy!” That makes Buddy Chet’s FB May Friend. Buddy will be the profile pic for the month and Buddy’s human companion gets a signed copy of Of Mutts And Men, the latest Chet and Bernie novel. Since the month is well underway, the human companion will also get a copy of The Numbers After Two, the special digital-only short story written to accompany all preorders of Tender Is The Bite, the next Chet and Bernie. (I’ll print the story right off my computer, and of course the human companion won’t be sharing it!) Next month this could be you – just post a pic to the FB page at any time.

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May 7th, 2021 Posted 6:33 am

Thanks for all the kind messages yesterday. (In the FB video section, there’s a short clip of me warming up my dad before he threw out the first pitch at the Rays/Red Sox preseason game just before baseball shut down last spring.) It’s very late for the Friend of the Month changeover, meaning Chet’s Friend for May will have a shortened reign as the profile pic on the FB page. Therefore the human companion of the winner will get a little bonus. As usual, there’ll be a signed copy of the latest Chet and Bernie novel – Of Mutts and Men (now out in paperback by the way) – but I will add a copy of The Numbers After Two, the special short story available for free to all who preorder Tender Is The Bite, coming July 6. This won’t be the book formatted edition from the publisher, but a signed copy off my printer. It hasn’t gone through copyediting yet, so there may be a typo or two. Anyway, all you have to do is post a pic to the page. The random number generator does the rest.

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May 6th, 2021 Posted 9:23 am

Sorry for the lack of recent posts, due to a death in the family. My dad, Edward Abrahams, died a few  days short of his 97th birthday. He had lost absolutely nothing mentally to the very last minute of his life, and was still strong physically, too, except for the non-covid disease which struck him at the end. He had a highly successful life in every way and a zest for living that seemed to increase with age, and left a whole lot of grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he loved and who loved him. I miss him already.

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