On Sunday we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™. There used to be a time when you could live a reasonable American life without paying too much attention to the world of politics. Politics comes up in two Chet and Bernie novels – I hope in a more entertaining way than … well, let’s leave it at that. The more recent of the two is Tender Is the Bite. And away we go!

“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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5 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    10:17 am on May 15th, 2022


    Chet’s take on the traffic in this beginning always makes me laugh!

    Good Sunday to all!

  2. B. Stover
    10:23 am on May 15th, 2022

    Good day to all.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    2:42 pm on May 15th, 2022

    Being followed on a freeway? How often can that happen?
    We really feel for C and B and hope that things go well.

  4. dawson
    2:43 pm on May 15th, 2022

    I love this beginning!

    Finally a sunny day. Only a tad of snow left on the north side of the house.

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:19 pm on May 15th, 2022

    Endings!…Why doesn’t he ever post the Endings??…grunt!…Most of those are pretty great!…snorkel!

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