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Paw and Order: A Chet and Bernie Mystery #7 (Chet and Bernie Mystery #7)

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In the seventh book in the brilliant New York Times bestselling mystery series, canine narrator Chet and P.I. Bernie journey to Washington, DC, and the dog-eat-dog world of our nation’s capital.

Stephen King has called Chet “a canine Sam Spade full of joie de vivre.” Robert B. Parker dubbed Spencer Quinn’s writing “major league prose.” Now the beloved team returns in anothe
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Published August 5th 2014 by Atria Books
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Chet may be one brilliant bastard (for a dog), but I read this during my darker days where the nights were long and the radiator was cold, and it’s hard to read (or sleep) when you have a flashlight shined in your eyes every half-hour. Sure, the cabin was fun for the first day or so, and I even pretended to like it, but not sleeping gets old really fast.

And so does Chet. Something was amiss, and I don’t think it was the lack of bacon bits. Sure, Suzie Sanchez makes an appearance, and where would
I've read and loved (and also purchased) every one of the six previous books in this series. So I really hate to say it, but this seventh book, and also the one before it, just haven't clicked with me. I still adore Chet the dog and find his observations on all things human to be terribly entertaining. I wish my dog was as smart as Chet is and knew how to read my moods and emotions the way he does with Bernie. Chet the dog is not the problem with these last two books. Maybe it's that the writing ...more
I just love Chet, the dog in the Chet and Bernie mysteries by Spencer Quinn. And, in the course of

the series, I've grown to respect Bernie Little, the owner of the Little Detective Agency. But, the last two books have taken place away from home, Arizona. And, with the latest one, Paw and Order, I may be giving up. "Every dog has its day", and maybe Chet's is over for me.

After finishing up a case in Louisiana, Bernie and Chet decide to take a detour to Washington, D.C. where Bernie's journalist g
Chet and Bernie of the Little Detective Agency travel to Washington to visit Bernie’s girlfriend Suzie Sanchez. Hoping to smooth over some “misunderstandings” the couple are having, Bernie and Chet arrive unannounced – probably not a good thing – they arrive at Suzie’s only to discover her having an intimate looking chat with debonair Englishman, Eben St. John. Jealousy rears its ugly head until Suzie explains that St. John is her source for an international story she is investigating. Chet and ...more
Woof, woof, woof, woof - make that 4 stars for the 7th installment in the life of Chet, the lovable pooch whose equally lovable owner, Bernie, operates the Little Detective Agency (Little is his last name). Chet - who narrates each of the books in the series - flunked out of K-9 school on the last day (he claims a cat was at fault).

In addition to being rooted in a good story, the books are a hoot because of Chet's take on things. Throughout, there are doggie "asides" to make you smile (well, the
Paul Pessolano
“Paw and Order”, by Spencer Quinn, published by Atria Books.

Category – Mystery/Thriller Publication Date – August 05, 2014

This is the seventh book in a wonderful series that can be enjoyed by all readers. They should be read in order because there is a link between each book. The novels feature Private Investigator Bernie and his dog, who flunked out of K-9 training, Chet (Chet the Jet).

Bernie’s girlfriend, Suzie Sanchez, has moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career in journalism. Bernie, de
Margaret Wilkening
Paw and Order is another great Chet and Bernie mystery by Spencer Quinn. I'm glad that Netgalley gave me the opportunity to read a preview version. After wrapping up loose end in Louisiana, Bernie and Chet head to Washington, DC to patch things up with Suzie after she misunderstood an encounter involving Chet, Bernie, and a girl on a houseboat. I had liked the road trip diversion in The Sound and the Furry. The series had gotten a little slow, and getting out of town added a freshness to the Che ...more
A. Lieberson
Another exciting adventure with Chet and Bernie with Chet narrating, of course. This time they are visiting Suzie in Washington, DC. One of Suzie's sources is killed and Chet and Bernie are on the case. Chet smells,hears and sees more than Bernie but there is no stopping these two until the case is solved. This series gets better with each new book.
As a dog lover I've really enjoyed this series so far, but I am giving this book an "ok" rating. Chet the dog and his owner Bernie are PIs. The story is narrated by Chet. I like the "dog's eye view" narration but it seemed a little stale in this book. Also the romance angle didn't really appeal and I got bored through the "relationship issues" bits of the book. That said I will still happily read the next book in this series (if there is one) as I've still really enjoyed the series overall.
I read Dog On It and enjoyed it so when I saw Paw and Order on the shelf at the library, I decided I needed to pick it up. After all, I am a sucker for such clever titles.

Bernie is a private eye who has Chet, a K-9 school drop-out as his side kick. They were on their way back home after solving a case when Bernie decides to take a detour and go to DC to visit his girlfriend, Suzie Sanchez. Suzie, a journalist has recently moved to DC to take a job as a reporter for the Washington Post. When Bern
Gloria Feit
Paw and Order
By Spencer Quinn
Atria Books
August 5, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-476-70340-4
Hardcover, 304 pp., $25.00/29.99 CA$
Reviewed by Gloria Feit

Chet and Bernie return in the seventh and newest book in the series, each book in which I have loved, despite the fact that I usually avoid books with talking animals. But this particular four-legged private investigator, Chet the Dog, and Bernie Little, his partner in the Little Detective Agency, defies the expected rules of the genre. “Chet the Jet,” as he thi
Judy Lesley
This seventh entry in the series of mysteries presented from the viewpoint of Chet the Jet (a dog) is just as entertaining as the other books I’ve read in this series. It takes a little while to accustom yourself to the fact that Chet is going to be narrating the entire book and his human, Bernie Little of the Little Detective Agency, will be represented by what the dog hears and observes. Spencer Quinn writes the thoughts of Chet so realistically that I find myself watching my own dogs and wond ...more

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For those of you who have never read any of these wonderful mysteries, Bernie Little is a private investigator, along with his partner, Chet. Together they will take on practically any case, and they are very good at what they do. There is an early scene in this book in which Chet and Bernie are at a barbeque restaurant full of bikers. In the ensuing action, you discover that Bernie is no ordinary detective. He is not o
I like Chet and Bernie (that's Bernie Little, PI and his 100+ pound canine pal, Chet) a lot, but I think it's getting a bit difficult for the author to keep this fresh. The books are told from Chet's point of view, and thus are a bit repetitive. Let's face it, smart or not, he's a dog. The reader does a great job with Chet's wandering mind and drifting off to sleep now and then, but as I say, after 7 books I think there's only so much you can do.

Even without full disclosure about the clues beca
This is the 7th book in the series, and frankly, I was disappointed. It is my least favorite. I can't even explain why, it just seemed off. I see from reading other reviews that several people felt the same. Also, in the summary on the cover and in the blurbs, they mention that Chet meets a guinea pig, like it is a pivitol moment in the book. In fact, it is not until 20 pages to the end that he finally meets the pig. Less than two pages are devoted to this, and you never hear about it again. Des ...more
Chet and Bernie of the Little Detective Agency decide to visit Suzie Sanchez in Washington, DC, where she has moved to work for the Washington Post. Chet misses Suzie but not as much as Bernie. Chet is the four-legged member of the Little Detective Agency who takes down the perps that Bernie uncovers. This time, Suzie and Bernie are on the trail of Russian spies and national security. It's all very exciting, especially when Chet forgets himself and bites someone on the ankle. I adore Chet and hi ...more
“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” – Harry S. Truman

Spencer Quinn has enthralled me, once again, with another tail-wagging installment in the Chet and Bernie Mystery series – the series where the unreliable K9 narrator makes for reliably great entertainment with each and every installment.

“Paw and Order,” 7th in the series, is a frolicking whodunit foray into The Beltway’s underworld of suits, “spooks” and sleuths – where winsome smiles harbor chilling guile, and birds of a feathe
Mary Brown
Paw and Order by Spencer Quinn is the seventh book in the Chet And Bernie Mystery Series and it’s a great book. This book finds Chet and Bernie traveling to Washington, D.C. to visit Bernie’s girlfriend, Suzie. But as usual, when Chet is involved, things do not go as planned and the two find themselves involved in a murder mystery. Will they be able to figure out the case before they are silenced permanently?

I just love the writing style of this book. The story is told from Chet, the dog’s, pers
Jamie Arledge
Fun read but some things were "over my head" just like Chet's, Uninteresting storyline...

Up until this book I had only read the first book in this series. I remember how I thoroughly enjoyed it so when I saw this book I jumped at the opportunity to read it. I had hoped it would be okay just jumping into the series without reading several of the other books in the series. Although it was okay as a stand-alone book, there were many references to events that had happened in previous books. I felt l
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Chet you are my hero!
I love reading these hilarious doggy romps into the world of crime fiction that Chet narrates with such charm, innocence and loyalty. I love hearing Chet’s voice as he takes everything stated literally and tries to find meaning in this chaos known as language and conversation. Chet is amazing; he has great powers of observation, he has a great memory (well almost as long as the conversation/place/person wasn’t too far back in history), he has a tremendous appetite, w
Another fun story narrated by Chet the dog. Spencer Quinn knows dogs and their mannerisms and once again I read this, not for the mystery, but to see Chet's funny thoughts and actions. Although I had a good bit of the mystery figured out before I finished the book, I was not disappointed by Chet's often hilarious take on things.
Deena Scintilla
Love the Chet and Bernie series!If my crazy Lab could talk, I know she'd be just like Chet esp with that "flight of ideas" and the adoration of her person.(ME!)
Ginny Tata-Phillips
I love me some Chet and Bernie! Another great addition to the series.
Awww, it is so good to be back with Chet (the Jet), a good dog. A funny dog. A failed police K9 dog turned successful (though not financially so) private investigator dog, part of the dog and man PI team of Chet and Bernie, respectively.

(Read DogEvals’ riveting reviews of the other fabulous Chet and Bernie books here.)

Fun and Suspenseful Beach Read

The Chet and Bernie books are a great friend to return to every so often and Paw and Order is a good one, especially if you live in the Washington, DC
I found this book in the library one day, and I only picked it up because it was the first mystery book I saw. If I had delved further in the mystery section, I would have spent too much time there saying, "Looks bad, looks bad, looks bad." I probably would not like any mystery novel, and there's no real reason for that, but I don't like most of the books I read, so I don't think any mystery novel would make a difference from the other ones I have read.
When I first read the book, I was expecting
Waverly Curtis
I love the Chet and Bernie mysteries but I have to admit that the first two were my favorites. Paw and Order has some delightful new twists on the series. Chet as a narrator is really coming into his own. For a dog afflicted with short-term memory issues, he almost grasps some very complicated concepts. Part of the humor of the books and also part of the the problem of the books is that Chet knows so much more than Bernie, who is supposed to be solving the mystery, in this case the murder of a g ...more
Bernie Little and his sidekick Chet the dog, partners in the Little Detective Agency in Arizona, visit Bernie's girlfriend Suzie in DC where she is an investigative reporter for a Washington paper. St. John, A British man with intelligence connections, who is close to Suzie, is killed and Bernie is at first a suspect. After law enforcement tries to get him to leave town and stay out of the investigation, Bernie stays, hired by the St. John's father to find the killer and concerned about Suzie's ...more
Paw and Order is the 7th book in the Chet and Bernie Mystery series. As usual, Chet the dog is the narrator and his ideas and thoughts are sometimes laugh-out-loud funny.

On this occasion Chet and Bernie find themselves in Washington DC, visiting Suzie Sanchez, who is Bernie's on-off girlfriend. She is now a reporter for the Washington Post and has picked up a keen interest in politics. She stumbles across a source for a story she wants to write about the upcoming elections and steps right into
In this seventh "Chet and Bernie" novel, Chet and Bernie pay a visit to Suzie, Chet's sometime girlfriend, currently living in Washington, DC. She's a reporter and is working on a story that she can't talk about. Inevitably, one of her sources is murdered, and due to a series of unfortunate events, Bernie is arrested. He is soon out, though, and on the way to solving a mystery with international implications.

The Chet and Bernie novels are told in the voice of Chet the dog, who considers himself
Rob Messenger
Chet says, 'Nothing compares to the start of the day, except for the end and everything in between.'
One of your best, Chet the Jet! Good dog!
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Spencer Quinn lives on Cape Cod with his dog Audrey, and is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie adventure.

Spencer Quinn is a pseudonym of author Peter Abrahams.

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