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Beginnings

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April 4th, 2021 Posted 7:56 am

Sunday, when we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. Since it seems to be having a digital sale this week – $1.99! – and would therefore be a cheap way to get introduced to the Chet and Bernie series, how about The Dog Who Knew Too Much? And instead of the beginning, why not a little something from within, a sort of urological reflection?

“Naw,” said the Sheriff. “But word of caution – Moondog and his ilk are piss poor sources of information around here.”

Piss poor? That was a new one. I kind of liked it. I myself was piss rich, no doubt about that. I wandered out of the circle of light and lifted my leg against the tunnel wall. Chet the Jet!

 

 

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Snow

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February 19th, 2021 Posted 8:20 am

Snow is in the news. Chet comes upon it for the first time in The Dog Who Knew Too Much (below) but there’s plenty more in It’s A Wonderful Woof, the Chet and Bernie Christmas/holiday novel appearing in October (after Tender Is The Bite in July, “both preorderable” – Mrs. Publicist’s pushy mom).

“Snow, big guy.”

Snow? I’d heard of it, of course, seen it lots of times on TV during the divorce, when for some reason Bernie had really gotten into skiing videos. The snow sent coldness up into the air. I sniffed at it. Snow went right up my nose! I sneezed. Bernie laughed. I licked at the snow. It turned into water on my tongue, although not much water. Bernie picked some up and patted it – hey! – patted it into the shape of a ball. Yes! One thing about Bernie: just when you think he’s done with amazing you, he amazes you again. Now, after all this time, I was just finding out he could turn snow into a ball. I knew what was coming next, one of my favorite feelings.

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Beginnings

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April 5th, 2020 Posted 8:15 am

On Sunday we do beginnings, taking look at a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. Most of the books in Chet and Bernie series take place in the Valley, but three do not. The first of those is The Dog Who Knew Too Much (which takes place partly into Valley, true, but mostly in southwest Colorado).

Was I proud of Bernie or what? True, he’d been pretty nervous going into this gig. I can always tell when Bernie’s nervous – which hardly ever happens, and never when we’re in action – because his smell sharpens a bit, although it’s still the best human smell there is, apples, bourbon, salt and pepper; but now, up on the stage, he was doing great.

“Which, um,” he was saying, “reminds me of a joke. “Sort of. Maybe not a joke,” he went on, turning a page, “more like a – “ and at that moment the whole wad of papers somehow jumped out of his hands, all the pages gliding down in different directions.

 

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Beginnings

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December 15th, 2019 Posted 8:00 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. How about The Dog Who Knew Too Much from the Chet and Bernie series? (Heart of Barkness is the latest but they can be read in any order.) The Dog Who Knew Too Much can’t be called a holiday novel, but it is the book where Chet sees snow for the first time – so it would make a great gift! (Mrs. Publicist threw in that last bit.) It starts – as my books often do – in media res.

Was I proud of Bernie or what?

True, he’d been pretty nervous going into this gig. I can always tell when Bernie’s nervous – which hardly ever happens, and never when we’re in action – because his smell sharpens a bit, although it’s still the best human smell there is, apples, bourbon, salt and pepper; but now, up on the stage, he was doing great.

“Which, um,” he was saying, “reminds me of a joke. “Sort of. Maybe not a joke,” he went on, turning a page, “more like a – “ and at that moment the whole wad of papers somehow jumped out of his hands, all the pages gliding down in different directions.

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