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Beginnings

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April 5th, 2020 Posted 8:15 am

On Sunday we do beginnings, taking look at a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. Most of the books in Chet and Bernie series take place in the Valley, but three do not. The first of those is The Dog Who Knew Too Much (which takes place partly into Valley, true, but mostly in southwest Colorado).

Was I proud of Bernie or what? True, he’d been pretty nervous going into this gig. I can always tell when Bernie’s nervous – which hardly ever happens, and never when we’re in action – because his smell sharpens a bit, although it’s still the best human smell there is, apples, bourbon, salt and pepper; but now, up on the stage, he was doing great.

“Which, um,” he was saying, “reminds me of a joke. “Sort of. Maybe not a joke,” he went on, turning a page, “more like a – “ and at that moment the whole wad of papers somehow jumped out of his hands, all the pages gliding down in different directions.

 

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