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, the second most recent Chet and Bernie novel? (A series that can be read in any order!) The Heart of Barkness paperback is a pick in the Barnes and Noble buy one and get a second at 50% off. What a country! Offer is good for a few more days. Would Heart of Barkness be a good holiday gift? Not for someone who can’t read, so watch out for that.

“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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10 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. B. Stover
    9:56 am on November 22nd, 2020

    Great beginning.

    Good day to all.

  2. Staff
    4:00 pm on November 22nd, 2020

    Good afternoon B. Stover!

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    4:09 pm on November 22nd, 2020


    A smile inducing beginning!

    Good afternoon to all!

  4. Herd of Hounds
    4:34 pm on November 22nd, 2020

    A brilliant beginning as are many of OFA’s starts.
    For Sunday to all!

  5. Herd of Hounds
    4:36 pm on November 22nd, 2020

    Oops, that should be fantastic Sunday .

  6. BooBear
    5:06 pm on November 22nd, 2020

    Hi, guys. Mom is trying to get her Christmas shopping done on-line. Hopefully, everyone will like what is bought so we don’t have to figure out how to return things.

    Wose, did you receive our calendar check? It was mailed over a week ago. Just checking up on the USPS.

  7. Wose-The Small and Meek
    6:53 pm on November 22nd, 2020

    BooBear: Yes, I did receive your check, I just haven’t gone to the bank yet. For those of youse who have already paid, the calendars were taken to the post office yesterday.

  8. Wose-The Small and Meek
    6:56 pm on November 22nd, 2020

    RIO! I was laughing at your post about being underfoot during Thanksgiving. If you visited Grizz and me, you would definitely find lots of good stuff under our table, and not just on Thanksgiving. Grizz always manages to drop something during breakfast, lunch, and dinner! :^)

    BTW-How is Mother doing?

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:32 pm on November 22nd, 2020

    GASP!…The Calendar Check!!!…wheeze!…Rose it has not been posted yet. This whole week has been up in paws…snuffle!…It will get mailed to youse very soon indeed!…gurgle!

  10. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:36 pm on November 22nd, 2020

    Rose!…Mother is not doing very well. She is having a lot of trouble walking. Although the x-rays showed no bones are broken…wheeze!…We here think she had another mild stroke and her brain to legs is not working up to par….snuffle!…On top of a depressing year so far we are even further in a slump…grump!

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