Posts Tagged ‘Teitelbaum divorce’



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.


Chetspeak on Sunday! Even Though …


June 2nd, 2014 Posted 7:49 am

“Like maybe you think I’m delusional,” Sherry said. “If I’m delusional, how do you explain this?” She held out her hand. A huge ring glittered and sparkled on one of her fingers. “Ric gave it to me Saturday night.”

“So you’re engaged?” Bernie said.

“Engaged? Wh at would an engagement ring be doing on this finger?” She stuck up her middle finger, possibly to give Bernie a better view. “We’re talking four flawless carats here, Bernie.”

“Very pretty.”

– from Tail of Vengeance, the new C&B e-short, coming July 8.


Tail of Vengeance


May 29th, 2014 Posted 8:09 am

“I understand President Obama will be announcing this later today,” Admin says, “but is is true that the new e-short story, coming July 8, will no longer be called The Teitelbaum Divorce?”

“Correct,” says Spence. “The new title is Tail of Vengeance.”

“And the reason?”

“It’s all part of the fun of publishing.”

“There is a lot of fun in it, isn’t there?”

“For the willing.”

Welcome Barkley.


Publishing Schedule


May 6th, 2014 Posted 8:12 am

July 8 – The Teitelbaum Divorce (the new Chet and Bernie e-short story).

Also July 8 – paperback of The Sound and the Furry.

August 5 – Paw and Order (the new Chet and Bernie novel).

“Hey,” says Admin, “I just read The Teitelbaum Divorce. It was lying on your desk.”


“And I thought it was kind of like Divorce, Italian Style. Except American style.”

“I don’t get it. Bernie reminds you of Marcello Mastroianni?”

“Oops. Gotta take this call.”


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