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Beginnings

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May 9th, 2021 Posted 8:19 am

On Sunday we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™. Is there a rule that it has to be a book that’s already published? Let’s ignore it! Here’s the beginning of Tender Is The Bite, coming July 7. (And please don’t forget – all who preorder will get for free the digital short story The Numbers After Two; it will just pop into your inbox on  pub date.)

“I think we’re being followed,” Bernie said.

That had to be one of Bernie’s jokes. Have I mentioned that he can be quite the jokester? Probably not, since we’re just getting started, but who else except Bernie would even think of saying that? We were creeping along at walking speed on the East Canyon Freeway at rush hour, stuck in an endless river of traffic – of course we were being followed, followed by too many cars to count! Not only too many for me to count – I don’t go past two – but also for Bernie. And Bernie’s always the smartest human in the room, one of the reasons the Little Detective Agency is so successful, leaving out the finances part. It’s called that on account of Bernie’s last name being Little. I’m Chet, pure and simple, not the smartest human in the room, in fact, not human. I bring other things to the table.

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Tender Is The Bite (July 6)

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April 27th, 2021 Posted 7:56 am

“Why not you?” Bernie said.

Olek poked his own chest, quite hard, a move completely new to me. “I am no security expert.”

“Could have fooled me,” Bernie said, no doubt one of his jokes. There was no fooling Bernie, as I’m sure you’re aware by now.

Olek laughed, meaning he got the joke, which did not always happen with Bernie’s jokes, probably because they were too funny for most people.

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Beginnings

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April 18th, 2021 Posted 7:36 am

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 today we take a look at the start of a novel that’s not even published yet? If that’s too crazy, please stop reading now. Otherwise, here’s the beginning of Tender Is The Bite, coming July 7:

“I think we’re being followed,” Bernie said.

That had to be one of Bernie’s jokes. Have I mentioned that he can be quite the jokester? Probably not, since we’re just getting started, but who else except Bernie would even think of saying that? We were creeping along at walking speed on the East Canyon Freeway at rush hour, stuck in an endless river of traffic – of course we were being followed, followed by too many cars to count! Not only too many for me to count – I don’t go past two – but also for Bernie. And Bernie’s always the smartest human in the room, one of the reasons the Little Detective Agency is so successful, leaving out the finances part. It’s called that on account of Bernie’s last name being Little. I’m Chet, pure and simple, not the smartest human in the room, in fact, not human. I bring other things to the table.

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When You’re A Pro

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April 15th, 2021 Posted 7:48 am

The man puffed a pretty little smoke ball into the air. I got a crazy urge to fetch it! Instead I let it drift away and disappear. We were on the job, after all, and if you’re a pro you behave like a pro. Better to know what the job is, of course, but not necessary. That’s what being a pro is all about. Hey! What a thought! All of a sudden I understood my work like never before.

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