Posts Tagged ‘The Iggy Chronicles’



October 29th, 2020 Posted 9:57 am

Some questions yesterday re Chet’s next-door-neighbor and pal Iggy, and what kind of dog he is. In Dog On It, first book in the series, Bernie has told Chet that Iggy has some dachshund in him, and also some spaniel. We also know that Iggy is small, has a very long floppy tongue, flabby round ears, and a stubby tail. Plus: “Iggy’s smell is a little poopier than you usually find in members of the nation within, maybe takes some getting used to.” The rest is up to you, dear reader!





January 5th, 2020 Posted 8:12 am

On Sundays we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. How about not a novel today, but one of the Chet and Bernie e-short stories (easily downloadable)? Specifically: The Iggy Chronicles, Volume 1. (We’re often asked if there’ll be a volume 2. Answer: Heh heh.)

Old Mr. Parsons knocked on our door. I was lying in the front hall, eyes closed and not really in the mood to open them even though Mr. Parsons was a good buddy. Mr. Parsons had a knock all his own, quiet yet bony, but I’d already known it was him just from the slow bumpitty bump of his steps – he used a walker, couldn’t make it much easier for me than that – and of course how could you miss his old man smell, kind of like stacks of yellowed crumbing newspapers we’d once toppled over, me and Bernie, revealing a perp whose name escapes me – although no perp ever escapes me and Bernie, not in the end – and … and where were we going with this? Easy to lose the thread sometimes: once I had one caught way up inside my mouth. It dangled down and tickled my tongue in a bothersome way. But not now: no thread worries, no worries of any kind. A lovely dream featuring snacks and treats was getting ready to take me in.

Mr. Parsons knocked again. “Bernie?” he called through the door. “You there?”


The Chet and Bernie E-Shorts


August 26th, 2019 Posted 9:59 am

We’ve been getting questions on how to buy the Chet and Bernie e-short stories – A Cat Was Involved, The Iggy Chronicles, Tail of Vengeance, Santa 365. Here’s the answer: If you have an iPhone, Android, or any other smartphone — download the Kindle, Kobo, Nook or Apple iBooks apps and you can buy them through the app. You can also download Adobe Digital Editions (for free). You can then even print them from your computer.


The Short of It


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.


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)


The Books

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