Posts Tagged ‘Santa 365’

Beginnings (More)

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December 2nd, 2018 Posted 7:42 am

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams books in chronological order, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. Now we’re onto the short stories. There are 4 Chet and Bernie short stories, all available digitally. The fourth – so timely! – is SANTA 365, in which Chet and Bernie encounter – or maybe personify? – the Christmas spirit. And for newcomers – the C&B series can be read in any order, no problem. If you want to start with the next one (HEART OF BARKNESS, coming July 2), feel free!

“There’s no Santa Claus,” Charlie said.

“Who told you that?” said Bernie.

“Esmé.”

“Who’s Esmé?”

“At school.”

“Well,” said Bernie, “everyone has their own opinion.”

“It’s not an opinion, Dad,” said Charlie. “It’s a scientific fact.”

“Oh?”

“From a scientist.”

“Any scientist in particular?”

“Groucho Marx.”

“Esmé told you that?”

“Uh-huh.”

“Know much about Groucho Marx?”

Charlie shrugged his skinny little shoulders. “He was a scientist and he said there ain’t no Santa Claus.”

“What do Esmé’s parents do?”

“Drive her to school. Pick her up.”

“I meant for a living.”

“Like you’re a private eye?”

“Yeah. Like that.”

“I don’t think they’re private eyes,” Charlie said.

“Why not?”

“They’re rich.”

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Black Friday!

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November 23rd, 2018 Posted 8:37 am

How about spending (a somewhat dangerous) Christmas with Chet and Bernie? This e-short story is available from all the usual digital outlets – Amazon, iTunes, B&B,etc.

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Christmas Shopping …

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November 19th, 2018 Posted 7:13 am

… seems to have already begun. Here’s a short story stuffer for your digital stocking. You don’t need to have read the Chet and Bernie series to understand it. In fact, it could even serve as an introduction to the world of C&B. (The next C&B novel, HEART OF BARKNESS, comes out July 2.)

 

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Santa 365

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October 19th, 2018 Posted 7:52 am

Don’t you hate when Christmas promotion comes too soon? On the other hand, transgressing can be fun! Here’s a stuffer for your digital stocking, the fourth Chet and Bernie e-short story. The very title invites this sort of post!

 

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