Posts Tagged ‘Bark To The Future’

Bankers Away!


March 14th, 2023 Posted 8:32 am

Banking seems to be in the air? The Chet and Bernie series has you covered. Here, from the latest, Bark To The Future:

Yes, Dak Quacky Duckworth, a safecracker we’d brought in when we’d actually been working another case. Some details you forget, but I remembered the Quacky case very well, especially how he’d blown up the whole bank although the safe remained undamaged. We’d been inside at the time – something about insufficient funds, whatever those happened to be – which was how we’d gotten involved.

[Question: is it possible that the Quacky Duckworths of the world are actually at the helm of our national financial ship?]


Playing Favorites


March 13th, 2023 Posted 8:54 am

I often get asked if I have a favorite Chet and Bernie novel and the answer is – no. Maybe when I get old and and am no longer doing this I’ll take a look back and see. But probably not! Readers, however, often do have a favorite. Here’s an Amazon reviewer over the weekend on the latest, Bark To The Future:

5.0 out of 5 stars Very fun read
Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2023
Verified Purchase
“Have read all the previous Chet & Bernie books. Bark to the Future may actually be my favorite so far.”




March 3rd, 2023 Posted 10:24 am

This Amazon reviewer from today (of Bark To The Future, the latest Chet and Bernie mystery) makes a point any writer of a series would be delighted to hear:
“5.0 out of 5 stars Tip top right away!
Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2023
Verified Purchase
Slipping into Chet’s world is more fun than ever. Instead of becoming ho-hum or same old same old, these stories and adventures keep getting better.”
All I can say is that I love writing in the voice of Chet. Love is hard to fake.



February 26th, 2023 Posted 7:16 am

Sunday is for beginnings, when we take a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™. There seem to be some newcomers to Chet and Bernie, drawn in perhaps by the $1.99 e-book February sale of Dog On It, first into series. So maybe this is a good time to mention that the Chet and Bernie series can be read in any order. For example, newcomers, you could skip right from Dog On It to Bark To The Future, the most recent. It starts like this:

“Let’s see what this baby can do,” Bernie said.

And there you have it. Bernie’s brilliance, lighting up the whole oil-stained yard at Nixon’s Championship Autobody. Let’s see what this baby can do. Can you imagine anyone else saying that? I sure can’t. I wouldn’t even try, and who knows Bernie better than me? Sometimes humans talk to themselves, as you may or may not know. Humans have a lot going on in their heads. Too much? I couldn’t tell you. But I wouldn’t trade places. Let’s leave it at that. The point is that when they’re talking to themselves they’re trying to dig down through all the too-muchness and get to what’s at the bottom, digging, as it happens, being one of my very best things. Maybe we’ll get to that later. For now, the takeaway is that Bernie talks to himself in front of me. So I know what’s at the bottom of Bernie, way down deep, case closed. Closing cases is what we do, by the way, me and Bernie. We’re partners in the Little Detective Agency – Little on account of that’s Bernie’s last name. Call me Chet, pure and simple. Our cases usually get closed by me grabbing the perp by the pant leg. Although there were no perps around right now and we weren’t even working a case, my teeth got a funny feeling.


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