Posts Tagged ‘Bark To The Future’



October 1st, 2023 Posted 8:04 am

First of October, where we should be debuting Chet’s new friend of the month. But it’s also a Sunday, when we do beginnings. And it suddenly occurred to me that I said the winner’s human companion could choose prize-wise between Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge and Bark To The Future, the most recent Chet and Bernie novel. But: I forgot that I just got my author copies of Up On The Woof Top, the next C&B (coming on the 17th, preorderable). So I’ll throw that into the mix! Winner announced tomorrow. Here’s how Woof Top begins:





September 17th, 2023 Posted 7:59 am

Many thanks for your questions yesterday. Answers tomorrow! Meanwhile Sunday is for beginnings, when we take a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™. How about Bark To The Future, the most recent Chet and Bernie novel, now available in all formats – in a series that can be read in any order!)?

“Let’s see what this baby can do,” Bernie said.

And there you have it. Bernie’s brilliance, lighting up the whole oil-stained yard at Nixon’s Championship Autobody. Let’s see what this baby can do. Can you imagine anyone else saying that? I sure can’t. I wouldn’t even try, and who knows Bernie better than me? Sometimes humans talk to themselves, as you may or may not know. Humans have a lot going on in their heads. Too much? I couldn’t tell you. But I wouldn’t trade places. Let’s leave it at that. The point is that when they’re talking to themselves they’re trying to dig down through all the too-muchness and get to what’s at the bottom, digging, as it happens, being one of my very best things. Maybe we’ll get to that later. For now, the takeaway is that Bernie talks to himself in front of me. So I know what’s at the bottom of Bernie, way down deep, case closed. Closing cases is what we do, by the way, me and Bernie. We’re partners in the Little Detective Agency – Little on account of that’s Bernie’s last name. Call me Chet, pure and simple. Our cases usually get closed by me grabbing the perp by the pant leg. Although there were no perps around right now and we weren’t even working a case, my teeth got a funny feeling.


Pub Date


June 6th, 2023 Posted 7:22 am

Today is pub date for the paperback edition of Bark To The Future, the most recent Chet and Bernie novel. I know some readers like to wait for the paperback. Wait no more! (“This entry offers a tidy mystery, a good dollop of action, and a rumination on life after high school—who could ask for more? Chet, with his innate doggie wisdom, is sure to inspire loyal fans and seduce new readers.” – Publishers Weekly)


Pub Schedule


May 6th, 2023 Posted 7:26 am

Pub Schedule:
June 6 – Bark To The Future (paperback of the most recent Chet and Bernie novel)
July 25 – Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge
October 17 – Up On The Woof Top (the next C&B)
All are available for preorder. This writer really appreciates preorders. But no pressure!


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