Posts Tagged ‘Eldredge Library’

Beginnings

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October 20th, 2019 Posted 7:20 am

On Sunday we do beginnings. At signings I usually read the whole first scene, as I was mentioning to the folks at the beautiful Eldredge Library in Chatham (Cape Cod) the other night. When they take the book home they’ve already got a head start. Head starts are good in life, although paying a ringer to take your kid’s SAT is not how to go about it.

Here’s the beginning of the first scene of Heart of Barkness, the latest Chet and Bernie novel.

“Red-letter day, Chet,” said Sergeant Rick Torres, our buddy at the Valley PD Missing Persons Department. “In the car.”

Red-letter day was a mystery to me, and maybe red is, too. Bernie says I can’t be trusted when it comes to red, something I’ve never understood. I knew fire hydrants were red, for example, knew that as well as I know my own name. Which is Chet, in case you missed it, right up there off the jump. I also know “in the car,” and never need to be asked twice. Or even once. Rick opened the passenger-side door of the black-and-white. I hopped in, sat up nice and tall, totally alert, ready for anything. Was my tongue hanging out? Possibly. I got most of it stuffed back in. We have standards, me and Bernie, just one of the reasons that the Little Detective Agency is so successful, except for the finances part. It’s called the Little Detective Agency on account of Bernie’s last name being Little, but we’re equal partners, Bernie handling the gunplay and the so-therefores and me bringing other things to the table. Maybe we’ll get to my teeth a little later.

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Bomb Cyclone (More)

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October 18th, 2019 Posted 8:39 am

Thanks to everyone who braved the weather to come to last night’s talk at the beautiful Eldredge Library in Chatham on Cape Cod, and thanks to Yellow Umbrella for selling books. Still no power at home – briefly at a coffee place, with lots of people in the same boat.

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The Books



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