Malice Toward None

“Speaking of Lincoln,” Bernie says, “he had a mustard-colored dog named Fido. A real ol’yaller who followed him around Springfield. And one of the first dogs ever photographed. But he left Fido with a neighbor when the Lincolns went to Washington, something about Fido being frightened by all the cannon fire and bell ringing that was going to happen on the trip.”

Cannon fire? Bell ringing? Sounds good to me.

“When they brought Lincoln back to Springfield, Fido was still alive. He went back to his original home that day and spent time with the mourners. There was also a White House dog named Jip who often ate lunch with Lincoln, sometimes on his lap so he’d be in a good spot for treats.”

I thought about that. I’m too big to sit on Bernie’s lap, no doubt about that. But was there some way to … ? I thought and thought, and then I didn’t.

Message to Casey Dog: Thereby Hangs A Tail comes out Jan. 5. It may start turning up in stores before that.

Also, for all old-time country music fans out there: today is the birthday of Nudie Cohn, an important figure in country music.

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5 Responses to “Malice Toward None”

  1. Mollypop
    10:22 am on December 15th, 2009

    My Mom pre-ordered the Kindle edition. She reads a lot and I help her by curling up next to her with my head on her lap. Reading is fun! She says she has to hurry to finish The Help because it’s a thick book with lots of pages. I don’t know about that – her Kindle is still the same size.

  2. charris
    1:21 pm on December 15th, 2009

    OT: Booklist has a review of "Thereby Hangs a Tail." Part of the review says, "Despite not always being able to focus on long conversations and getting distracted by snacks and smells, Chet is clearly the better investigator of the two [ha, ha–me] …Expect this series to become the hot new thing in animal mysteries." It is recommended for both YA and ADULT collections.

    Keep up the good work, Chet. I hope Bernie is not too upset about you being viewed as the better investigator. So are you working on the next book yet?

  3. C. Harris
    6:52 pm on December 15th, 2009

    OT: Booklist has a review of "Thereby Hangs a Tail." Part of the review says, "Despite not always being able to focus on long conversations and getting distracted by snacks and smells, Chet is clearly the better investigator fo the two [ha, ha–me]…Expect his series to become the hot new thing in animal mysteries." It is recommended for both YA and ADULT collections.

    Keep up the good work, Chet. I hope Bernie is not too upset about you being viewed as the better investigator. So are you working on the next book yet?

    I apologize if this ends up being a duplicate comment. I sent it from work (on my break) and got the message that the comment was being monitored. I noticed 5 hours later it still hadn't gone through so am using my home computer to resend it.

  4. Rebecca Rice
    8:05 pm on December 15th, 2009

    I don't think Bernie's a less-capable investigator. He's just olfactorily challenged.

  5. sandy
    3:17 am on December 16th, 2009

    Love "Dog On It" my first exposure to a Chet and Bernie book. Looking forward to reading the next one.

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