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Beginnings

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May 12th, 2019 Posted 8:54 am

On Sundays we do beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams novels including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker (I know – I promised never to use that word again, but what can you do? It’s a funny word.). As you may know, the Chet and Bernie series can be read in any order. One of the reasons for that is that Chet and Bernie are already together by the time of book 1, DOG ON IT. For how they got together, you have to read the first of the five C&B e-short stories, A CAT WAS INVOLVED. Here’s how it starts:

“Chet—let’s get a move on, buddy.”

Chet? That was me, and getting a move on was my kind of thing. Plus here at K-9 school they were big fans of coming after your name was called—pretty soon after, in fact, if you wanted a treat. Which I always did. But at this particular moment, I had just lifted my leg, and once started in on something like that, there’s really no stopping till it’s over, as you probably know. I’m not referring to the brief leg lift for marking purposes, over and done with in a flash. This was the other kind, much longer-lasting, and often a peaceful break in the day, where the mind can wander in a pleasant sort of—

“Chet!”

I finished up and trotted over to Officer Bobby Torres. Bobby gave me a funny look. I gave him a funny look back. His eyes, dark and watchful, narrowed a bit, and he wrote something on his clipboard. I yawned.

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The Short of It

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March 16th, 2019 Posted 7:54 am

In answer to some questions that have come up, there are 4 Chet and Bernie short stories, available from all the usual places. They are:

A CAT WAS INVOLVED – the C&B origin story.

THE IGGY CHRONICLES, VOLUME 1 – Iggy!

TAIL OF VENGEANCE – The story of the Teitelbaum Divorce, a nightmarish case Chet often refers to.

SANTA 365 – a Christmas mystery.

Anyone with change under a seat cushion can afford these! (Comment from Mrs. Publicist)

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Beginnings (More)

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November 11th, 2018 Posted 7:50 am

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams books in chronological order, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. We haven’t gotten to the short stories yet. There are 4 Chet and Bernie short stories, all available digitally. The first one – the C&B origin story – is A CAT WAS INVOLVED. The C&B series can be read in any order, no problem. Especially no problem if you read A CAT WAS INVOLVED first.

“Chet—let’s get a move on, buddy.”

Chet? That was me, and getting a move on was my kind of thing. Plus here at K-9 school they were big fans of coming after your name was called—pretty soon after, in fact, if you wanted a treat. Which I always did. But at this particular moment, I had just lifted my leg, and once started in on something like that, there’s really no stopping till it’s over, as you probably know. I’m not referring to the brief leg lift for marking purposes, over and done with in a flash. This was the other kind, much longer-lasting, and often a peaceful break in the day, where the mind can wander in a pleasant sort of—

“Chet!”

 

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Chetspeak on Sunday

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November 26th, 2017 Posted 7:37 am

We’ve been doing beginnings. Here’s the beginning of A CAT WAS INVOLVED, first of the C&B short stories:

“Chet—let’s get a move on, buddy.”

Chet? That was me, and getting a move on was my kind of thing. Plus here at K-9 school they were big fans of coming after your name was called—pretty soon after, in fact, if you wanted a treat. Which I always did. But at this particular moment, I had just lifted my leg, and once started in on something like that, there’s really no stopping till it’s over, as you probably know. I’m not referring to the brief leg lift for marking purposes, over and done with in a flash. This was the other kind, much longer-lasting, and often a peaceful break in the day, where the mind can wander in a pleasant sort of—

“Chet!”

I finished up and trotted over to Officer Bobby Torres. Bobby gave me a funny look. I gave him a funny look back. His eyes, dark and watchful, narrowed a bit, and he wrote something on his clipboard. I yawned. Bobby opened the back door of his black-andwhite.

“In,” he said. I hopped in. Butch, my K-9 school pal, was already there, taking up most of the space. I nudged him over toward his side. Butch was one huge dude, everything about him enormous—excepting his eyes, which were tiny and dust-colored—and took a lot of nudging. No problem—I’m a good nudger. But hey! So was Butch, which I found out pronto from how he nudged me back. Then there was nothing to do but nudge him again, even harder. And what did he do? Renudged me, still harder. My pal Butch was turning out to be more fun than I’d thought.

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