Posts Tagged ‘Of Mutts and Men’

Random Amazon Review We Like


September 3rd, 2020 Posted 7:31 am

Janette Carroll on Of Mutts and Men (August 30):

“I loved this book. I have read all of the books and I really hate when I reach the end. I am a dog lover Chet is a special dog. Some of the thoughts or interpretations he has leaves me laughing my head off. I am already looking forward to the next one. Anyone interested in a fun book with some mystery will enjoy this book.”




August 30th, 2020 Posted 7:45 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 To Fetch A Thief? An elephant named Peanut plays an important role. (On the book tour a zookeeper told me I’d gotten her right. Whew.) Note: the Chet and Bernie novels can be read in any order. You could start with Of Mutts and Men, the most recent, and not hear a peep out of me.

“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.


Scenettes (Little Scenes)


August 25th, 2020 Posted 7:38 am

Domingo the gardener was watering one of the bushes as we came up the path, and Malcolm was supervising.

“Hi, there,” he said. “Hey, Domingo, make a rainbow for Charlie.”

Domingo moved the hose around until a rainbow appeared in the spray.

“See that?” Malcolm said.

“Yeah,” said Charlie.

“Okay,” Malcolm said, “now make the pot of gold.”

Domingo looked a little confused, but Malcolm laughed – not the best laugh I’d ever heard, maybe needing some oil, if that makes any sense – and Domingo started laughing, too.

“Pot of gold,” Domingo said. “That’s funny.”




August 23rd, 2020 Posted 8:02 am

On Sundays we take a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. How about the latest Chet and Bernie novel – Of Mutts And Men? (Which begins on an existential note.)

A rooftop chase? Who’s got it better than me?


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