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Beginnings

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March 29th, 2020 Posted 8:08 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 (and it’s a chance to use that strange word, moniker, every week!) Today – how about a bit of a sneak peek? Here’s the beginning of Of Mutts and Men, the next Chet and Bernie novel. If you preorder please save your receipt because you’ll also be getting (free) The Iggy Papers, a new C&B short story. (Instructions on what to do with the receipt coming in a few days.)

A rooftop chase? Who’s got it better than me? Chasing down perps is what we do, me and Bernie. We’re partners in the Little Detective Agency, Little being Bernie’s last name. I’m Chet, pure and simple. When it comes to chasing down perps, rooftop chasing is what you might call a specialty within a specialty, if you see what I mean. And if you don’t then … then actually I’m right there with you. The point is that rooftop chases don’t happen often, so when they do you’ve got to enjoy them with all your heart. No problem. Enjoying with all my heart is one of my best things, right up there with leaping and grabbing perps by the pant leg.

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(No) Beginnings

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March 22nd, 2020 Posted 8:16 am

Normally on Sunday we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. But instead (hat tip Ben Judah) how about this? Perhaps it will remind readers of the Chet and Bernie novel Paw and Order.

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Beginnings

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March 15th, 2020 Posted 8:41 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. Today, how about a little taste of something not even out yet – i.e. a sneak peek! Here’s the start of The Iggy Papers, the new short story that will come free with all preorders of Of Mutts and Men (the next Chet and Bernie). Just save your receipt!

“Well lookie here,” said Nixon Panero, the best car repair dude in the whole Valley, reaching deep into the engine of the Porsche, not the old one that had gone off a cliff or the older one that got blown up, but the oldest – meaning our new one – with the cool martini glasses on the fenders, a beautiful touch added by Rui, Nixon’s paint guy who happened to be a real artist, trained by Andy Warhol, whoever he happened to be. Or possibly someone who’d met Andy in lock-up, if I had the story straight. Nixon was also our buddy, although he’d been a perp at one time, a perp we’d collared and sent up the river, collaring perps being what we do at the Little Detective Agency, me and Bernie. It’s called the Little Detective Agency because Bernie’s last name is Little. I myself get along very well without a last name. Call me Chet, pure and simple. The river, by the way, has no water in it.

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Beginnings

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March 8th, 2020 Posted 10:34 am

On Sunday we take a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. How about – since I recently saw something about elephants – To Fetch A Thief? An elephant named Peanut plays an important role.

“I smell trouble,” Bernie said.

Better stop right there. Not that I doubt Bernie. The truth is I believe everything he says. And he has a nice big nose for a human. But what’s that saying? Not much.

It’s a fact that trouble has a smell – human trouble especially, sour and penetrating – but Bernie had never smelled trouble before, or if so he hadn’t mentioned it, and Bernie mentioned all kinds of things to me. We’re partners in the Little Detective Agency, me and Bernie, Bernie’s last name being Little. I’m Chet, pure and simple.

 

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