The Dog Who Knew Too Much (Chet and Bernie #4)
Combining suspense and intrigue with a wonderfully humorous take on the link between man and beast, Spencer Quinn's exceptional mystery series has captur...more
Newtome author, and I'm diving in at #4 - hope that won't matter too much.
It was okay, so I'll use the GR(rr)amazon guide for star awarding and give it a 2* with the subtext 'I'm blowed if I will read anymore of these.'
#90 TBR Busting 2013
I interviewed this guy for his first two books in his Chet and Bernie series but at that point his real identity wasn't known yet. I'll be interviewing him in December by email about his two new books, one of which is the latest in the series (which has the fun angle of a dog as a narrator - his human companion is a private eyes so it's private detective work from the dog's perspective leading to fun word play like when...more
Bernie accepts a job from a single mother to pose as her boyfriend to keep her ex at bay while visiting their son at a wilderness camp. Upon arriving at the camp, all is not as it is supposed to be. The boy went missing during an overnight and the local authorities are less than helpful i...more
A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn
Typically, this is not my kind of book. Cozies or book long on humor and short on plot are not on my shelf to be read. And I am not a “dog person”. But a friend recommended the Chet and Bernie series as a fun, fast read, and when the opportunity arose, I took advantage of it.
Chet, the 100 pound dog, who in the cover photo appears to be a sheep dog maybe, is the voice and heart of these books. Quinn does an excellent job of captur...more
Spencer Quinn has created the most endearing and believable non-human character in Chet (the Jet), a large "police dog" who flunked out of K-9 training, but wound up as a partner to a private eye, Bernie. What makes Chet unique in the genre of thinking or talking animals is that while the novels a...more
Chet is the narrator of our story; he has a complete understanding of the English language, is extremely intelligent, and is also a great companion to Bernie. He is very lo...more
This isn't the kind of book I'd ordinarily read. After all, the narrator is a
dog! This is one of the books I got in my book bag at Bouchercon. I decided to
start reading & see if I'd continue reading.
I've got to say, Quinn does a masterful job with the personality of Chet, the
dog. I could almost feel like Chet as I was reading. Chet belongs to Bernie,
though Chet always refers to Bernie as his friend and partner. Bernie is a P.I.
who is a bit down on his lu...more
This is definitely written by a man: the bond between the dog and his human is very male. The action scenes and the way Bernie approaches the events, all very male-oriented and realistic. It's a man's sleuthing story through a dog's eyes.
The dog narrative device leaves room for humans to step in and explain things along: his human, Bernie Little, has a tendency to make cryptic comment...more
Category – Mystery/Thriller
This is the fourth installment in the Chet and Bernie series and it fits in beautifully with the other three books.
I you have not read this series the story is told from Chet’s perspective. Chet is the dog and it is quite refreshing to have a story that sees us humans from another view. It can be funny and confusing at times, at least from Chet’s vantage point.
Bernie is a private eye, a good private...more
Chet is a fantastic narrator. He’s a failed police K9 dog and he adores Bernie, frequently referring to things Bernie has said in the past. He takes things very literally at times, “keep your eyes peeled” and “keep your eye on the ball” being typical examples that have Chet puzzling. He can also go off at a com
The Dog Who Knew Too Much
by Spencer Quinn
This is the fourth book in the Chet and Bernie series. Chet is a dog who tells the story of helping his owner, Bernie, on their cases, as Bernie is a private investigator. In this book, Chet and Bernie are hired by a woman to find her missing son, who was at a wilderness camp and never returned for an overnight hike. Not a simple missing persons case, as the boy's father has a criminal bent and got involved in some shady dealings with...more
Ah, what a pleasure to re-enter the world of Chet, the canine narrator and K-9 school dropout, and his human companion, Bernie. In the midst of a plethora of dark books and novels featuring over-the-top sadism and end-of-the-world thrillers [not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you], this charming series was just what I needed!
Not that there isn’t mystery aplenty here – including a missing person, murder etc. – after all, Bernie is a detective, and although very humorous, it isn’t you...more
Quinn manages to maintain high level of suspense, and create a well-layered pl...more
The Dog Who Knew Too Much is the fourth book by Spencer Quinn in a mystery series featuring Chet and Bernie, who are partners in The Little Detective Agency. What makes this book (as well as the series to-date) a lot of fun and uniquely enjoyable is that the detective, Chet the Jet, the narrator in the book, is a very lovable and wise dog. He's in charge of security in the partnership, and Bernie, his human partner (and owner but don't...more
I was excited to recently receive the fourth installment of Chet’s adventures a few days ago. THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Spencer Quinn went to the top of my mountainous reading pile. I would have gulped the novel down in one day, but a silly thing known as my day job at a public library got i...more
One scene made me a bit emotional on the subway (I miss my family dogs, who live in another state with my parents; the older dog is the love of my life and I miss him every day I don't see him). In these few sentences, my heart was broken. To give some background (spoiler-free!), Bernie (the owner) has been separated for...more
I've been meaning to read Chet and Bernie Mystery books but never had the opportunity, until I got book #4 of the series from Simon and Schuster Galley Grab. I had heard great things about it, and it didn't disappointed me.
The Dog Who Knew Too Much continues the story of Chet, a dog, and Bernie, his human. They work together as private investigators and in this case, they have to found a missing boy. The mother think it's her ex-husband fault, but the case take an awful dir...more