Sundays around here are for beginnings, so why not the beginning of Heart of Barkness, the brand new Chet and Bernie novel?

“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. Rick opened the passenger-side door of the black-and-white. I hopped in, sat up nice and tall, totally alert, ready for anything. Was my tongue hanging out? Possibly. I got most of it stuffed back in. We have standards, me and Bernie, just one of the reasons that the Little Detective Agency is so successful, except for the finances part. It’s called the Little Detective Agency on account of Bernie’s last name being Little, but we’re equal partners, Bernie handling the gunplay and the so-therefores and me bringing other things to the table. Maybe we’ll get to my teeth a little later.


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4 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:37 am on July 7th, 2019


    A great beginning for “Heart of Barkness”…Goes without saying!
    I have read “Upper Story” twice, and will start “HOB” somtime this week…Very excited!

    A very good day to all!

  2. Rachael Polachek
    9:53 am on July 7th, 2019

    I’m about halfway through Heart of Barkness and I don’t want it to end! Making sure to read verrrry slowly in order to prolong the joy. Love Bernie (goes without saying) and adore Chet the Jet.

  3. B.Stover
    11:30 am on July 7th, 2019

    Great beginning…and it gets even better!

    Good morning all.

  4. BearSpiritDog
    12:11 pm on July 7th, 2019

    Can’t Wait for the Next Book! No slow readers here.

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