Posts Tagged ‘It’s A Wonderful Woof’



April 24th, 2022 Posted 7:53 am

On Sundays we do beginnings, taking a look at the first few lines of all the Peter Abrahams books including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™ – mostly so we can use that word! Moniker! How about Thereby Hangs A Tail today? It’s second in the Chet and Bernie series, but the series can be read in any order. For example, let’s say you wanted to start with the latest, It’s A Wonderful Woof? Who’s going to stop you?

The perp looked around – what nasty little eyes he had! – and saw there was nowhere to go. We were in some kind of warehouse, big and shadowy, with a few grimy high-up windows and tall stacks of machine parts. I couldn’t remember how the warehouse fit in, exactly, or even what the whole case was all about; only knew beyond a doubt, from those nasty eyes and that sour end-of-the-line smell, a bit like those kosher pickles Bernie had with his BLT’s – I’d tried one; once was enough for the kosher pickles, although I always had time for a BLT – that this guy was the perp. I lunged forward and grabbed him by the pantleg. Case closed.


Friend of the Month Reminder


February 28th, 2022 Posted 7:03 am

Last day of the month already? Time marches on, and at an accelerating pace – the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace, so it’s no surprise. But what if it started to contract? Would time go backward? (Pictured below is someone who probably had the answer to that.) But more important, it’s time for the friend of the month reminder. All you out there have to do is upload your friend to Chet’s FB page. The random number generator does the rest. The winning friend photo is the profile pic for the entire month and the winning friend’s human companion gets a signed copy of the latest Chet and Bernie mystery, in this case It’s A Wonderful Woof.


Too Late?


February 22nd, 2022 Posted 6:34 am

Too late for some holiday reading? Here’s a recent Amazon reviewer on It’s A Wonderful Woof:

“Chet is the best, Bernie is pretty awesome too. A series I hope never ends. Seeing adventures through Chet’s eyes (and nose and ears) is endlessly charming.”


What’s In A Name?


February 18th, 2022 Posted 8:11 am

Mrs. Publicist: A few days late but let’s do What’s In A Name, where Pete discusses a character name from the Chet and Bernie series. How about Ms. Pernick, the accountant for the Little Detective Agency. For those who don’t know the series, Bernie’s last name is Little, hence the name of the agency. I don’t believe Ms. Pernick has actually appeared yet, but she’s been mentioned several times, including in It’s A Wonderful Woof, the latest C&B novel. Does Ms. Pernick have a first name?
Pete: Not that I know of. Yet.
Mrs. P: Why Pernick?
Pete: Well, it’s kind of the nucleus of persnickety. Which is maybe what you don’t want in an accountant, but it’s what you need.
Mrs. P: Thanks, Pete! See you on the Ides of March for the next edition of What’s In A Name.

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