On Sunday we do beginnings – taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams book including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. In the Chet and Bernie series, the Teitelbaum divorce case comes up from time to time – a nightmare that Chet, the narrator, can’t forget. For the actual case itself, please see Tail of Vengeance, an e-short story that starts like this:

“I think my boyfriend is cheating on me.”

We should have walked away at that very moment, me and Bernie, or better yet run, our tails between our legs. Not so easy in Bernie’s case, since, maybe like you, he’s stuck with living a tailless life, poor guy. Imagine that! Actually, I can’t. The good news is that I’ve got enough tail for two, a strong, bushy, pleasing-to-the-eye tail that even has a mind of its own. Sometimes it wags me! Or just about. I’m not so easy to wag, being a hundred-plus pounder, and strong for my size, Bernie says. And not just Bernie: ask some of the perps up at Northern State Correctional, although they may not have time for chitchat, what with being so busy breaking rocks in the hot sun. The point is we’ve taken down lots of perps here at the Little Detective Agency. Bernie’s last name is Little. I’m Chet, pure and simple.


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6 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:15 am on January 12th, 2020


    I love Chet’s description of his tail, and that it sometimes wags him! And I always laugh when Chet mentions perps breaking rocks in the hot sun. :^)

    Grizz and I are going to see the film “1917” today.

    Make it a good day!

  2. B. Stover
    10:59 am on January 12th, 2020

    I’ve always liked that title.

    Good morning all.

  3. BooBear
    6:17 pm on January 12th, 2020

    Good evening, all. Mom was supposed to finish taking down Christmas decorations today but spent most of the day visiting with her niece and great nieces. So…..since she is retired, the work can be done tomorrow. She is about 2/3s through so it should be finished without too much fuss.

    Wose! Let us know how the movie is.

  4. Mr. Big
    6:33 pm on January 12th, 2020

    Fluffins is scared of me even sitting in Attendant’s lap. Rightfully so, I say. If she wasn’t so well protected….
    Hopefully she will be packing her knapsack soon.

  5. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:25 pm on January 12th, 2020

    BooBear: I liked the movie. I found it had many similarities with “Saving Private Ryan”, which IMHO, is a better film. The cinematography was beautiful. It was filmed almost continuously, which makes the viewer feel like they are a part of the film.

    Mr. Big: I’m sure you would be lonely without Fluffins, wouldn’t you? :^)

  6. Mr. Big
    9:29 pm on January 12th, 2020

    Worse: let’s do the math. I spend 18 hours a day sleeping either on the big bed or the heated bathroom floor. Then I spend an hour a day foraging or begging for food. 30 minutes a day holding Attendant down in the recliner. That leaves me 4.5 hours to be awake and lazy. Lazy, not lonely.

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