Dog on It by Spencer Quinn
A Chet and Bernie Mystery (Chet and Bernie Mysteries)

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The first book of the New York Times bestselling Chet and Bernie mystery series, an “enchanting one-of-a-kind novel” (Stephen King) that is “nothing short of masterful” (Los Angeles Times).

Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on It, and Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator, are quick to take a new case involving a frantic mother searching for her teenage daughter. This well-behaved and gifted student may or may not have been kidnapped, but she has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters. With Chet’s highly trained nose leading the way, their hunt for clues takes them into the desert to biker bars and other exotic locales—until the bad guys try to turn the tables and the resourceful duo lands in the paws of peril. Spencer Quinn’s irresistible mystery kicks off a delightful new series that will have readers panting for more.
 

About Spencer Quinn

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Spencer Quinn is the author of five previous Chet and Bernie mystery novels: Dog on It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, To Fetch a Thief, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, and A Fistful of Collars. He lives on Cape Cod with his dogs Audrey and Pearl. When not keeping them out of mischief, he is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie mystery. Keep up with him—and with Chet and Bernie—by visiting ChetTheDog.com.
 
Published September 29, 2009 by Atria. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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When Bernie takes Chet and wilderness guide Turk Rendell back where the boy was last seen, Chet follows Devin’s scent into an abandoned mine, raising the searchers’ hopes.

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Short on cash, Bernie Little, in his debut appearance, hesitates to take on the case of a missing teen.

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Near the start of the pseudonymous Quinn's outstanding fourth Chet and Bernie whodunit (after 2010's To Fetch a Thief), Anya Vereen asks PI Bernie Little to pose as a friend of hers and accompany her to parents' weekend at Big Bear Wilderness Camp, where her son, Devin, is a camper.

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Set in the Valley of an unnamed Western state, Quinn's winning debut introduces one smart canine detective and his partner, PI Bernie Little of the Little Detective Agency, who's pretty quick on the uptake himself.

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Oregon Live

Chet has to struggle to focus, especially with such exciting distractions as a female dog barking in the distance, a first-ever glimpse of a road runner, and a squawking bird who says, "Light my fire."

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CK2S Kwips and Kritiques

That tendency to become completely distracted by happenings of the moment is masterfully painted by Quinn as we follow Chet’s totally doggy perceptions of the case, the people around him, and his beloved owner, Bernie, whom Chet idolizes in the way that only a dog can.

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Buried Under Books

The Dog Who Knew Too Much is the fourth in the series and the first to have a real, nail-biter mystery—the first three were wonderful, eminently readable books but a bit lightweight in the suspense arena.The charm of a Chet and Bernie mystery, though, lies largely in Chet’s interpretations of ...

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Jackson District Library

Chet goes with Bernie everywhere, including into the home and bedroom of a missing teenager, Madison.

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Buffalo Rising

Realizing that Merle needs his freedom, Kerasote installs a dog door so Merle can come and go as he pleases (rural Wyoming - no leash laws).

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