Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn
A Chet and Bernie Mystery (Chet and Bernie Mysteries)

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In the irresistible second installment of the New York Times bestselling Chet and Bernie mystery series, which has been hailed as “enchanting [and] one-of-a-kind” (Stephen King), Chet gets a glimpse of the show dog world turned deadly.

What first seems like a walk in the park to wise and lovable canine narrator Chet and his human companion Bernie—to investigate threats made against a pretty, pampered show dog—turns into a serious case when Princess and her owner are abducted. To make matters worse, Bernie’s on-again, off-again girlfriend, reporter Susie Sanchez, disappears too. When Chet is separated from Bernie, he’s on his own to put the pieces together, find his way home, and save the day. Spencer Quinn’s “brilliantly original” (Richmond Times-Dispatch) and “masterful” (Los Angeles Times) series combines genuine suspense and intrigue with humor and insight for a tail-wagging good time readers won’t soon forget.
 

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 December 26, 2009 by Atria Books. 324 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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Taking the genre for another refreshing spin, Quinn brings back Chet, the 100-pound crime-fighting canine he introduced in last year's Dog On It.

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Examiner

It appears that the author clearly loves and understands dogs to enable him to write such a wonderful story from Chet’s perspective, along with building a great mystery to solve that includes the use of another dog that attracts the reader with the close bond formed between two different sized br...

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The Bookbag

Moreover, some of the things that Chet sees, hears and smells while he's separated from Bernie mean that we, the readers, know more than Bernie does when he thinks that he's solving the puzzle.

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CK2S Kwips and Kritiques

Thereby Hangs a Tail gives us a second chance to revisit the delightful private investigators, Bernie Little and his crime-fighting canine sidekick, Chet.

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Spinetingler Magazine

As Chet says, speaking of Bernie, “His interviewing skills and my nose: if you want my opinion, that’s what raised the Little Detective Agency above the rest.” When the prospect of a job paying $2,000 a day comes their way, and since Bernie finds himself in dire financial straits, he is sorely t...

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Buried Under Books

Apparently, even though this is only the second book in the series, Chet and Bernie are veterans of investigative work with Chet remembering a lot of previous adventures.

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Buried Under Books

Bernie and Chet run the Little Detective Agency, Bernie being a human P.I.

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