Dog On It
In this, their first adventure, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavoury characters. A well-behaved, gifted student, she didn't arrive home after school and her divorced mother is frantic. Bernie is quick to take the case - something about a cash flow problem that Chet's not all that clear about - and he's relieved, if vaguely suspicious, when Madison turns up unharmed with a story that doesn't add up. But when she disappears for a second time in a week, Bernie and Chet aren't taking any chances; they launch a full-blown investigation. Without a ransom demand, they're not convinced it's a kidnapping, but they are sure of one thing: something smells funny.
- Electronic book text | 320 pages
- 01 Oct 2009
- Simon & Schuster Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
"Nothing short of masterful.... Sequels are a given, and a must. " --" Los Angeles Times" "A winning debut...that fans of classic mysteries are sure to appreciate." -- "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "Stalwart, often mischevious narrator Chet's amusing, perceptive canine take on [the novel's] human characters should appeal to hard-boiled fans and canine fanciers alike." -- "Kirkus Reviews" "["Dog On It"] will delight dog-loving mystery readers, but the book is also an excellent PI tale, dogs aside....A great sleuth and always upbeat, Chet may well be one of the most appealing new detectives on the block, but Bernie us a close runner-up. Excellent and fully fleshed primary and secondary characters, a consistently doggy view of the world, and a sprightly pace make this a not-to-be-missed debut. Essential for all mystery collections and for dog lovers everywhere." -- "Booklist" (starred review) "At last, a dog lover's mystery that portrays dogs as they really are....Quinn's characters are endearing, and his narrative is intriguing, fast-moving, and well written. Even cat lovers will find it entertaining. ["Dog On It"] is highly recommend." -- "Library Journal" (starred review) "["Dog On It"] features the most winning narrator I've come across in a long time...[and] manages to ratchet up some real suspense." -- "Christian Science Monitor" "I'm not a dog fancier, but I had a great time reading this book....Chet is a hoot -- or should I say a howl." -- "Boston Globe"
About Spencer Quinn
Spencer Quinn lives on Cape Cod with his dog, Audrey. He is currently working on the next Chet and Bernie novel.