August 2nd, 2020 Posted 7:42 am

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 Heart of Barkness? The paperback, which normally would have been published before Of Mutts and Men, the most  recent Chet and Bernie, got moved from June to August 4 – this Tuesday! – on account of the current situation. In case you’re wondering, the C&B series can be read in any order!

“Red-letter day, Chet,” said Sergeant Rick Torres, our buddy at the Valley PD Missing Persons Department. “In the car.”

Red-letter day was a mystery to me, and maybe red is, too. Bernie says I can’t be trusted when it comes to red, something I’ve never understood. I knew fire hydrants were red, for example, knew that as well as I know my own name. Which is Chet, in case you missed it, right up there off the jump. I also know “in the car,” and never need to be asked twice. Or even once. Rick opened the passenger-side door of the black-and-white. I hopped in, sat up nice and tall, totally alert, ready for anything. Was my tongue hanging out? Possibly. I got most of it stuffed back in. We have standards, me and Bernie, just one of the reasons that the Little Detective Agency is so successful, except for the finances part. It’s called the Little Detective Agency on account of Bernie’s last name being Little, but we’re equal partners, Bernie handling the gunplay and the so-therefores and me bringing other things to the table. Maybe we’ll get to my teeth a little later.


Meet Sophie!


August 1st, 2020 Posted 9:45 am

The random number generator speaks: “Sophie!” That makes Sophie Chet’s August Friend of the Month. She’ll be the profile pic on the FB page (as soon as IT shows up) and her human companion gets a signed copy of Of Mutts And Men, the latest Chet and Bernie novel. Next month this could be you! Just post a pic to Chet’s FB page. R#G does the rest!


Titles and Friends


July 31st, 2020 Posted 8:32 am

Wow! Thanks for all the great title suggestions yesterday. A deluge of the best kind. More to come on this but today is the last day of the month, meaning last day of eligibility to be Chet’s August Friend. See the FB page for details. Winner is the profile pic for the month and the human companion gets a signed copy of the latest Chet and Bernie novel – the first month for Of Mutts And Men!



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July 30th, 2020 Posted 8:11 am

Putting the final polish on next year’s Chet and Bernie novel. Any title suggestions?


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