Posts Tagged ‘A Cat Was Involved’

The Voice of Chet: Casting Call


March 30th, 2020 Posted 8:19 am

Any ideas on what actor would be good for voicing the role of Chet? Whoever makes the suggestion we like the most will receive a rare printed (and signed) copy of A Cat Was Involved, the Chet and Bernie origin short story.


A Cat Was Involved …


February 27th, 2020 Posted 8:00 am

… is the first Chet and Bernie short story. A digital story only, but the publisher did print a very small number of copies, not for sale but for promotional purposes. Now a small number of that small number has fallen into my hands! What would be a good promotion?





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—


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.


The Short of It


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.


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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