On Sunday we take a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. How about To Fetch A Thief? An elephant named Peanut plays an important role. (On the book tour a zookeeper told me I’d gotten her right. Whew.) Note: the Chet and Bernie novels can be read in any order. You could start with Of Mutts and Men, the most recent, and not hear a peep out of me.

“I smell trouble,” Bernie said.

Better stop right there. Not that I doubt Bernie. The truth is I believe everything he says. And he has a nice big nose for a human. But what’s that saying? Not much.

It’s a fact that trouble has a smell – human trouble especially, sour and penetrating – but Bernie had never smelled trouble before, or if so he hadn’t mentioned it, and Bernie mentioned all kinds of things to me. We’re partners in the Little Detective Agency, me and Bernie, Bernie’s last name being Little. I’m Chet, pure and simple.


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5 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:51 am on August 30th, 2020

    TFAT, probably our favorite C&B.
    Super Sunday to all!

  2. B. Stover
    12:57 pm on August 30th, 2020

    Great beginning. (I commented earlier but it is no longer there.)

    Good afternoon all.

  3. Hobbit
    8:27 pm on August 30th, 2020

    I have a week of rain showers facing me and plan to divide my time between reading and cleaning the garage. It is almost time to park my car inside. I have many books to read but will try and manage to re-read this one. I am reading the biography, Elephant Company, so therefore…

  4. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:03 pm on August 30th, 2020

    Favorite!!….snort!…Right up there with the latest “Of Mutts and Men”…snorkel!…We here just loved Peanut and of course Uncle Rio…heh!heh!…And the cover art is fantastic!!…snort!

  5. Hobbit
    11:26 pm on August 30th, 2020

    Just turned on my furnace for a bit. Summer is definitely over!

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