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Beginnings

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May 19th, 2019 Posted 8:48 am

On Sundays we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of all the Peter Abrahams novels including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker (oh, no, “moniker” again). In the Chet and Bernie series, Chet makes more than one reference to the Teitelbaum divorce, “a nightmare.” You may not know that there’s an e-short story all about that case – TAIL OF VENGEANCE. (There are 5 C&B short stories, including UPPER STORY, which can be had free as part of the preorder campaign for HEART OF BARKNESS. Search this site for Heart of Barkness promo” to see how to do it.) Here’s the beginning of TAIL OF VENGEANCE:

“I think my boyfriend is cheating on me.”

We should have walked away at that very moment, me and Bernie, or better yet run, our tails between our legs. Not so easy in Bernie’s case, since, maybe like you, he’s stuck with living a tailless life, poor guy. Imagine that! Actually, I can’t. The good news is that I’ve got enough tail for two, a strong, bushy, pleasing-to-the-eye tail that even has a mind of its own. Sometimes it wags me! Or just about. I’m not so easy to wag, being a hundred-plus pounder, and strong for my size, Bernie says. And not just Bernie: ask some of the perps up at Northern State Correctional, although they may not have time for chitchat, what with being so busy breaking rocks in the hot sun. The point is we’ve taken down lots of perps here at the Little Detective Agency. Bernie’s last name is Little. I’m Chet, pure and simple.

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The Short of It

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March 16th, 2019 Posted 7:54 am

In answer to some questions that have come up, there are 4 Chet and Bernie short stories, available from all the usual places. They are:

A CAT WAS INVOLVED – the C&B origin story.

THE IGGY CHRONICLES, VOLUME 1 – Iggy!

TAIL OF VENGEANCE – The story of the Teitelbaum Divorce, a nightmarish case Chet often refers to.

SANTA 365 – a Christmas mystery.

Anyone with change under a seat cushion can afford these! (Comment from Mrs. Publicist)

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Beginnings (More)

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November 25th, 2018 Posted 7:51 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 third is TAIL OF VENGEANCE, also known as the Teitelbaum Case, an episode in their career which Chet recalls more than once in the series, and always with horror. 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!

“I think my boyfriend is cheating on me.” We should have walked away at that very moment, me and Bernie, or better yet run, our tails between our legs. Not so easy in Bernie’s case, since, maybe like you, he’s stuck with living a tailless life, poor guy. Imagine that! Actually, I can’t. The good news is that I’ve got enough tail for two, a strong, bushy, pleasing-to-the-eye tail that even has a mind of its own. Sometimes it wags me! Or just about. I’m not so easy to wag, being a hundred-plus pounder, and strong for my size, Bernie says. And not just Bernie: ask some of the perps up at Northern State Correctional, although they may not have time for chitchat, what with being so busy breaking rocks in the hot sun. The point is we’ve taken down lots of perps here at the Little Detective Agency. Bernie’s last name is Little. I’m Chet, pure and simple.

 

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Chetspeak on Sunday: Beginnings (More)

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December 10th, 2017 Posted 7:57 am

“I think my boyfriend is cheating on me.”

We should have walked away at that very moment, me and Bernie, or better yet run, our tails between our legs. Not so easy in Bernie’s case, since, maybe like you, he’s stuck with living a tailless life, poor guy. Imagine that! Actually, I can’t. The good news is that I’ve got enough tail for two, a strong, bushy, pleasing-to-the-eye tail that even has a mind of its own. Sometimes it wags me! Or just about. I’m not so easy to wag, being a hundred-plus pounder, and strong for my size, Bernie says. And not just Bernie: ask some of the perps up at Northern State Correctional, although they may not have time for chitchat, what with being so busy breaking rocks in the hot sun. The point is we’ve taken down lots of perps here at the Little Detective Agency. Bernie’s last name is Little. I’m Chet, pure and simple.

This customer with the cheating boyfriend problem did not look like a perp. What she looked like was the kind of woman who has a certain affect on Bernie. A lock of her golden hair – mostly golden, that is, the roots telling a darker story – drooped down over one eye and she flicked it back into place with a little shake of the head. That got Bernie’s attention, big time. Why? I just didn’t understand.

– from TAIL OF VENGEANCE, the third C&B short story.

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