Beginnings

On Sundays we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™. Today, since there’s been some mention of its story line on the tour (mostly virtual) for It’s A Wonderful Woof, let’s do Of Mutts And Men, now available in many formats – hard cover, paperback, digital, audio, large print, tiny print. (Okay, not tiny print, just a punchy joke I’ll blame on the time change.)

A rooftop chase? Who’s got it better than me?

Chasing down perps is what we do, me and Bernie. We’re partners in the Little Detective Agency, Little being Bernie’s last name. I’m Chet, pure and simple. When it comes to chasing down perps, rooftop chasing is what you might call a specialty within a specialty, if you see what I mean. And if you don’t then … then actually I’m right there with you. The point is that rooftop chases don’t happen often, so when they do you’ve got to enjoy them with all your heart. No problem. Enjoying with all my heart is one of my best things, right up there with leaping and grabbing perps by the pant leg.

There are two kinds of perps who get involved in rooftop chases. The first kind – and most perps are the first kind – realize pretty quick that it’s game over unless you’re up for doing something daring, and they’re all dared out by that time: you can see it in their eyes. The second kind of perp believes somewhere deep down that he can fly. What we had on this particular warehouse rooftop in the most rundown section of South Pedroia, which is the most rundown part of the whole Valley, was the second kind of perp.

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7 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    7:55 am on November 7th, 2021

    Good morning to everyone!

    I don’t think the HOH got the telegram about the time change. They got me up at oh dark 30 and darling Darah Thea has been barking all morning probably at butterfly farts.

    Enjoy your day all.

  2. B. Stover
    10:31 am on November 7th, 2021

    Good day to all.

  3. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:53 pm on November 7th, 2021

    Sunday!…Did everyone take Sunday off?…wheeze!…Someone here has been trying to do some online shopping but having no luck at all…grunt!…She knows what I want but she won’t break down and buy it…sniff!gruffle!

  4. Hobbit
    6:55 pm on November 7th, 2021

    Rio: who is she shopping for if not for you? (What is it you want?)

  5. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:01 pm on November 7th, 2021

    RIO! What do you want?

  6. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:17 pm on November 7th, 2021

    Rose!…Hobbit!…I want Peace and Good Will On Earth. Oh and a very large Vat O’ Beer! And the Rockies or the Cardinals to win the World Series next year. There is always Next Year by golly…snorkel!

  7. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:32 pm on November 7th, 2021

    RIO! Hhhhmmm…I think only one of those things might be available for purchase online.

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