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 Heart of Barkness, since Song For Chet, which came out of that book, was one of our topics this week? In case you’re wondering, the C&B series can be read in any order!

“Red-letter day, Chet,” said Sergeant Rick Torres, our buddy at the Valley PD Missing Persons Department. “In the car.”

Red-letter day was a mystery to me, and maybe red is, too. Bernie says I can’t be trusted when it comes to red, something I’ve never understood. I knew fire hydrants were red, for example, knew that as well as I know my own name. Which is Chet, in case you missed it, right up there off the jump. I also know “in the car,” and never need to be asked twice. Or even once. Rick opened the passenger-side door of the black-and-white. I hopped in, sat up nice and tall, totally alert, ready for anything. Was my tongue hanging out? Possibly. I got most of it stuffed back in. We have standards, me and Bernie, just one of the reasons that the Little Detective Agency is so successful, except for the finances part. It’s called the Little Detective Agency on account of Bernie’s last name being Little, but we’re equal partners, Bernie handling the gunplay and the so-therefores and me bringing other things to the table. Maybe we’ll get to my teeth a little later.



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6 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. B. Stover
    10:34 am on January 29th, 2023

    Love that beginning.

    Good day to all.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    2:59 pm on January 29th, 2023


    This beginning always makes me laugh. :^)

    More of Friend’s beautiful quilling…

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    3:00 pm on January 29th, 2023

    And more…

  4. BooBear’s Mom
    3:22 pm on January 29th, 2023

    My Friend made quilling made the move from Houston to Dallas with me.

  5. BooBear’s Mom
    3:24 pm on January 29th, 2023

    Another view of the arrangement it is part of.

  6. Wose-The Small and Meek
    3:44 pm on January 29th, 2023

    BooBear’s Mom: So pretty!

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