Posts Tagged ‘It’s A Wonderful Woof’

Nice Surprises


July 11th, 2022 Posted 7:23 am

An interesting point was raised yesterday on Chet’s FB page by Jill Stroh re It’s A Wonderful Woof, the most recent Chet and Bernie novel (and also the first C&B Christmas/holiday novel): “And here we learn that Bernie can decorate a Christmas tree just fine.” An interesting point to me, anyway, as the writer, because going in I had no idea Bernie would have this decorating knack. Then all at once he did! There’s lots of hard work in this business (no complaints – I can’t imagine a life without work) but when things like that happen you think: Am I having fun or what?


Beginnings: Christmas In July


July 10th, 2022 Posted 7:54 am

Sunday is when we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™. How about a little Christmas in July? Here’s the first paragraph of the most recent Chet and Bernie novel, It’s A Wonderful Woof. The next one, Bark To The Future (pre-orderable) comes out 8/9.

The Muertos throw the best Christmas party in the whole Valley. The Valley’s where we live, me and Bernie. It goes on forever in all directions, and is almost certainly in Arizona, based on things I hear from time to time. That’s not important. Is it important that the Muertos are the roughest, toughest biker gang around? Maybe to you, but not to us. The Little Detective Agency deals with the roughest and toughest every day. Little is Bernie’s last name, I’m Chet, pure and simple, and the agency’s just the two of us. Why would we need anyone else? That’s the important part.




April 24th, 2022 Posted 7:53 am

On Sundays we do beginnings, taking a look at the first few lines of all the Peter Abrahams books including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™ – mostly so we can use that word! Moniker! How about Thereby Hangs A Tail today? It’s second in the Chet and Bernie series, but the series can be read in any order. For example, let’s say you wanted to start with the latest, It’s A Wonderful Woof? Who’s going to stop you?

The perp looked around – what nasty little eyes he had! – and saw there was nowhere to go. We were in some kind of warehouse, big and shadowy, with a few grimy high-up windows and tall stacks of machine parts. I couldn’t remember how the warehouse fit in, exactly, or even what the whole case was all about; only knew beyond a doubt, from those nasty eyes and that sour end-of-the-line smell, a bit like those kosher pickles Bernie had with his BLT’s – I’d tried one; once was enough for the kosher pickles, although I always had time for a BLT – that this guy was the perp. I lunged forward and grabbed him by the pantleg. Case closed.


Friend of the Month Reminder


February 28th, 2022 Posted 7:03 am

Last day of the month already? Time marches on, and at an accelerating pace – the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace, so it’s no surprise. But what if it started to contract? Would time go backward? (Pictured below is someone who probably had the answer to that.) But more important, it’s time for the friend of the month reminder. All you out there have to do is upload your friend to Chet’s FB page. The random number generator does the rest. The winning friend photo is the profile pic for the entire month and the winning friend’s human companion gets a signed copy of the latest Chet and Bernie mystery, in this case It’s A Wonderful Woof.


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