On Sunday we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. How about today – in a hopeful spirit for 2021 – we take a look at the start of a novel that’s not even published yet? If that’s too crazy, please stop reading now. Otherwise, here’s the beginning of Tender Is The Bite, coming in early summer:

“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. B. Stover
    11:37 am on December 27th, 2020

    Sounds like lots of fun!

    Good day to all.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    1:18 pm on December 27th, 2020


    I like the new book already!

    Good afternoon to all!

  3. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    1:26 pm on December 27th, 2020

    New!…The new book is starting off great!Great!GREAT!…wheeze!

  4. Staff
    9:45 pm on December 27th, 2020

    OOOOO That sounds very interesting. I love the idea of TWO C&B books next year. Way to go OFA!

  5. Herd of Hounds
    10:26 pm on December 27th, 2020

    We wait with baited breath for two C&Bs this next year .

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