On Sundays we do beginnings, taking a look at the first few lines of a Peter Abrahams book, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. (As a bonus, we get to write that strange word, moniker, once a week.) How about today we do the beginning of HEART OF BARKNESS, the new Chet and Bernie novel coming July 2?

“Red-letter day, Chet,” said Sergeant Rick Torres, our buddy at the Valley PD Missing Persons Department. “In the car.”

Red-letter day was a mystery to me, and maybe red is, too. Bernie says I can’t be trusted when it comes to red, something I’ve never understood. I knew fire hydrants were red, for example, knew that as well as I know my own name. Which is Chet, in case you missed it, right up there off the jump. I also know “in the car,” and never need to be asked twice. Or even once.


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8 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. B.Stover
    9:30 am on June 16th, 2019

    Excellent beginning! Love it!

    Good morning all.

  2. Chet The Dog
    9:48 am on June 16th, 2019

    Glad you like it, B!

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    10:28 am on June 16th, 2019


    Like it! :^)

    Wishing all the two and four-legged dads out there a Happy Father’s Day!

  4. Thieves!
    1:13 pm on June 16th, 2019

    We think there should be a super secret mission to get our paws on Heart of Barkness early. July 2nd is so far away when counting in dog years. Who’s with us?

  5. Herd of Hounds
    2:17 pm on June 16th, 2019

    We give it 4 paws up, so far.
    Beginnings are good .
    Good day to all.

  6. BooBear
    9:07 pm on June 16th, 2019

    A great beginning! This book will be read quickly. Mom can’t wait! It’s coming Kindle and hard back version. And Mom should get to see OFA in Houston!! July is going to be a great month.

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:17 pm on June 16th, 2019

    Heart!….I hope this new book has a lot of Heart to make up for some other stuff….snuffle!grunt!

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    11:06 pm on June 16th, 2019

    Shoooows!…I love Bernie’s shooooze!..heh!…Good stuff to chew on there…snort!

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