Posts Tagged ‘Of Mutts and Men’

The Iggy Papers


March 24th, 2020 Posted 7:50 am

We’ve had some questions about the title of the new Chet and Bernie short story that will go out free to all who preorder the next novel, Of Mutts and Men. The title of the story is The Iggy Papers (not The Iggy Chronicles Vol.2). Sorry for the confusion – although Iggy (Chet’s best buddy) and confusion go together. To all who preorder – save your receipt. The publisher will have a page set up where you can send it in early April. They promise the process will be smooth!


Of Mutts and Men Preorder Info


March 18th, 2020 Posted 7:26 am

There have been some questions about preordering Of Mutts and Men, the next Chet and Bernie novel, coming July 7. This should be easy and simple. Everyone who preorders will receive a bonus short story for free (I’m rather fond of this short story!). Just save your receipt. Starting April 1 the publisher will have a preorder site set up where you’ll be able to send the receipt.

1. Please don’t send receipts here. The publisher will provide a place starting April 1.
2. The name of the story is: The Iggy Papers.
3. For those interested in getting signed copies at this year’s tour – the tour is not set up yet. But when it is, all appearances will be posted here. (I now have a Hawaiian shirt I may sport at one of them.)
4. If you’ve already preordered and can’t find your receipt – please look again. But if you still can’t, I’ll see what the publisher has to say. Bottom line: don’t worry.
5. Publishers are fond of preorders. Writers and fond publishers get along well.




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.


“There’s All Kinds of Beauty in Life”


March 6th, 2020 Posted 10:54 am

Our perp was tall and lean and ran very well. For a human, I should add, meaning he was in fact on the slowish side. I loped along behind him as he headed toward the edge of the roof. At the same time, I glanced back to see what was keeping Bernie. And there he was, popping up through the open hatchway from the top floor of the building. My Bernie! The sky was a fiery orange, the way the sky gets around here when the sun goes down, and so Bernie’s eyes and teeth were orange, too. There’s all kinds of beauty in life.

– from Of Mutts and Men, coming July – but available for preorder this very minute.


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