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Jim Frangione

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June 21st, 2019 Posted 7:16 am

And of course, there’s an audio version of HEART OF BARKNESS, the complete text narrated by the very talented Jim Frangione who’s handled the whole series so superbly. (And something quite special happens at the very end of his reading!) Coming July 2, available for preorder.

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A Note From the Writer

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June 20th, 2019 Posted 7:30 am

Not long after Scents and Sensibility, the most recent Chet and Bernie novel, came out – actually that very day! – I began getting emails written in all caps, like this: “YOU HAVE BERNIE DYING? THAT’S CRUEL. WE ALL WANT CHET & BERNIE TO GO ON FOREVER.”

Uh-oh. I’d had no intention of ending the series or offing Bernie. I’d had an idea for a different kind of book I wanted to write – the book that became The Right Side – and I can’t write two books at once. So, I thought, how about leaving Chet and Bernie in a cliffhanger situation for now, just a bit of a tease?

Oh, boy. In the intervening time lots of new readers seem to have found the series, so the emails – and messages on social media – just keep coming. Therefore I’m very very happy to say that the new C&B, Heart of Barkness arrives July 2, 2019. There’s no need, by the way, to have read any of the earlier books first. Chet’s the narrator and that kind of rigid sequentiality is just not him.

The Chet and Bernie stories – for those of you new to them – are not cozies. There’s darkness, and the pain of life is felt not just by Bernie but by Chet, too. But – and I think this is part of the appeal of the series, if I may say so – he quickly springs back to his reset position, and that position in one of a lover of life. Is that why I often hear from readers who say Chet and Bernie have helped them through hard times? That’s been a huge and humbling surprise to me.

Heart of Barkness is all about loving life. It’s also about the ruthless, the dangerous, the scorned, country music, and … and mathematics:

“What’s so interesting?” Bernie said. Then came something that had never happened before, kind of a shock. He set his glass on the desk, walked over, and … could it really be? Bernie got down on all fours and … whoa, stop right there! From out of nowhere I suddenly understood four, having never gone past two in my whole life. One, two, four! I’d cracked the code at last!

Welcome – or welcome back – to the world of Chet and Bernie.

https://read.macmillan.com/promo/heartofbarknesspreordercampaign/

 

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Preorder Reminder

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June 19th, 2019 Posted 8:00 am

There’s still time to preorder HEART OF BARKNESS and get the new Chet and Bernie short story – called Upper Story for reasons that will become apparent – for free. “Free” and “new” are the two best words in advertising, according to long-ago ad man David Ogilvy. This one has both! Sort of!

https://read.macmillan.com/promo/heartofbarknesspreordercampaign/

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HEART OF BARKNESS Tour!

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June 18th, 2019 Posted 7:41 am

Come and try to stump me in the Q&A!

FALMOUTH, MA/CAPE COD, MA Tuesday, July 2 – 7:00 PM Eight Cousins 89 Main St Falmouth, MA 02540

WESTERLY, RI Wednesday, July 3rd – 7:00 PM Savoy Bookshop 10 Canal St Westerly, RI 02891

HOUSTON, TX Tuesday, July 9th – 6:30 PM Murder By The Book 2342 Bissonnet St Houston, TX 77005

SCOTTSDALE, AZ Wednesday, July 10th – 7:00 PM Poisoned Pen 4014 N Goldwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

LITTLETON, CO/DENVER, CO Thursday, July 11th – 7:00 PM Tattered Cover Aspen Grove 7301 S Santa Fe Dr Littleton, CO 80129

WICHITA, KS Friday, July 12th – 6:00 PM Watermark Books & Café 4701 E Douglas Ave Wichita, KS 67218

HINSDALE, IL/CHICAGO, IL Saturday, July 13th –1:00 PM (Hinsdale Humane Society & Frugal Muse) 21 Salt Creek Lane Hinsdale, IL

ORANGE, CA Sunday, July 14th – 2:00 PM Book Carnival 348 S Tustin St Orange, CA 92866

CHATHAM, MA/CAPE COD, MA Tuesday, July 16th – 1:00 PM Yellow Umbrella Books 501 Main St Chatham, MA 02633

CONCORD, NH Thursday, July 18th – 6:00 PM Gibson’s 45 S Main St Concord, NH 03301

FAIRFIELD, CT Saturday, July 20th – 12:00 PM Fairfield University Bookstore Sidewalk Sale & Street Fair 1499 Post Rd Fairfield, CT 06824

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