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 A Fistful of Collars? The digital edition seems to be on sale for $1.99. That’s less than 2 bucks! This might be a good introduction to the series for some frugal friend. Does this frugal friend like cats? They – and Chet – will meet a cat named Brando in this story. What more could anyone ask?

“Heard you drove another one off a cliff,” said Nixon Panero. He spat a thin brown stream of chewing tobacco into an empty paint can, or maybe not that empty. Yellow paint, the yellow of egg yolks, now with a brown swirl in the middle: there’s all kinds of beauty in life.

“You heard wrong,” said Bernie.


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10 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:58 am on March 14th, 2021

    First!…I’m First! Finally!…heh!…Checking on the Last Great Race and things are going to get wicked today I can feel it in my pug-bones!…yeeep!

    Tobacco!…This post reminded my friend of the times she would be sent to the little store to buy chewing tobacco for her big brother…snort!…At that time he was an evil genius because no store clerk would think that a little girl would be buying tobacco for another kid. Plus he had a hand written note he gave my friend to show the clerk. It said she was buying this for her grandpa….heh!…Worked every time.

  2. B. Stover
    12:18 pm on March 14th, 2021

    Good day to all.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    12:54 pm on March 14th, 2021


    RIO! Evil genius indeed!

    Grizz recently purchased a Fire Stick, so were watching The Crown Friday evening, and Rio, I thought of you. During a scene in Episode 5, Season 1, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor had two pugs running around. Heh!

    Good afternoon to all!

  4. Hobbit
    9:53 pm on March 14th, 2021

    $1.99 is a great deal. I am going to get it on my e-reader and then it will be with me when I travel and want to dip into a good book.

    Wose: I am way behind with the streaming technology. I need to visit my nephew and his teen kids and get a lesson.

    Gloomy day here interspersed by checking the Iditarod Insider and the Chet blog.

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    11:20 pm on March 14th, 2021

    2+1!…snort!…I do believe the race will come down to Sass, Seavey and Beermiester!..wheeze!!…It will be decided tonight I’m sure. Just sad I won’t be able to stay awake for Sass crossing the finish…wuffle!…I don;t know what Jesse Holmes story is. He has rested so much on this return loop. I hope he is not sick or one or more of his dawgs are not doing well…wuffle!

  6. Thieves!
    11:20 pm on March 14th, 2021

    We have been celebrating pi day with Heartfriend We even let her have extra Slim Jims.

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    11:23 pm on March 14th, 2021

    sob!…Pi Day…sniff!

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    11:26 pm on March 14th, 2021

    Heart!…Every Iditarod she is remembered…wiffle!

  9. dawson
    12:20 am on March 15th, 2021

    Pi Day.

  10. Herd of Hounds
    12:57 am on March 15th, 2021

    Dawson, it looks like you are going to have some almost spring like weather.
    We have a chance of more snow tonight.

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