Capitol Hill

A horse named Capitol Hill plays a role in Tender Is The Bite, the next Chet and Bernie novel. (“Available for preorder!” – Mrs. Publicist’s pushy mom.) Someone asked if Tender Is The Bite would make a good introduction to the series. Answer: Why not?
And now, Chet meets Capitol Hill:
“Can you ride, Bernie?” she said.
“Not well,” said Bernie, which wasn’t a lie, since Bernie’s not a liar. It just meant he’d forgotten an episode with a horse named Mingo on a case not very long ago where he’d revealed himself to be maybe the greatest rider in the world. But who remembers everything? “I had a horse when I was a kid,” he said.
Is there a human expression about being knocked down by a feather? I’d seen a perp knocked over by a whole bird once – the case involving a Thanksgiving turkey and an angry girlfriend – but no cases where it was just the feather part. But not the point, which was about how stunned I was at that moment. Bernie had a horse when he was a kid? I was just finding that out now? One thing for sure: I did not like that horse. I felt a sudden need to be active. Close by stood Capitol Hill, swishing away flies with his tail, a vacant look on his very long face.

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5 Responses to “Capitol Hill”

  1. B. Stover
    11:27 am on March 8th, 2021

    I wonder what happens next….

    Good day to all.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:44 am on March 8th, 2021


    I am laughing at the case involving the turkey and an angry girlfriend. Love the name Capitol Hill!

    Good day to all!

  3. Staff
    12:34 pm on March 8th, 2021

    Queen B, I have a bad feeling about what happens next. Do you think Chet is jealous. I think he is.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    6:51 pm on March 8th, 2021

    Is Capitol Hill a race horse? Is his human a politician? If the answer to both of these is yes, an issue for both Chet and Bernie could be involved.

  5. ALR
    10:36 pm on March 8th, 2021

    Can’t wait to meet Capitol Hill! And it will be good to be back with Chet.

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