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December 1st, 2023 Posted 12:09 pm

First, many thanks for the condolences on the death of Pearl. And I’m so moved by the suggestion made by some of you that she be the December Friend of the Month. But after some thought – or perhaps just something resembling thought – I’ve decided to follow our normal procedure.

So now I switch on the random number generator. Nothing happens. I unplug and replug. R#G speaks: “Mitch!” That makes Mitch Chet’s December Friend of the Month. Mitch will be the profile pic on the FB page as soon as IT shows up and the human companion gets a signed copy of Up On The Woof Top, the most recent Chet and Bernie novel. Next month this could be you! Just post a pic. R#G does the rest! Maybe!


Thank You


November 30th, 2023 Posted 12:07 pm

Many thanks for all your condolences about Pearl. (Stupidly I just glanced out my office window – as I often do – to see if she’s in her favorite spot on the lawn.)

Today is the last day of the month, and therefore the last day of eligibility for anyone interested in being Chet’s December Friend of the Month. Just send in a photo (with name of the candidate). The random number generator does the rest. Winner is the profile pic for the month, and the human companion gets a signed copy of the latest Chet and Bernie novel, in this case Up On The Woof Top. (I think somewhere in the story Bernie makes a remark about human and canine lifespans not matching up, but it might be elsewhere in the series.)


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Pearl: RIP


November 29th, 2023 Posted 7:24 am


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Psychopomp Scene

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November 28th, 2023 Posted 7:47 am

The psychopomp scene in Of Mutts And Men came to mind today. A number of readers have commented on it. There can’t be many other – if any – psychopomp scenes in crime fiction, but it’s a different story in Greek mythology, of course. The Chet and Bernie psychopomp scene is found at the beginning of Chapter 9. (Of Mutts And Men is available in paperback, hardcover, digital, and audio versions.)


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