The Dog Who Knew Too Much
The boy's mother thinks the boy's father, her ex, has snatched the boy, but Chet makes a find that sen ...more
In this 4th book in the 'Chet and Bernie Mystery' series, Bernie gets arrested for murder. The book can be read as a standalone.
Bernie Little and his hundred-plus pound dog Chet run the 'Little Detective Agency', somewhere in the western United States (this story seems to be set in Colorado). The series is narrated by Chet, whose somewhat limited vocabulary, unfamiliarity with idioms, and doggie logic set the stage for plenty of smiles. Bernie is a West Point graduate, good at his job, and ...more
The mystery in this case was a good one & allowe ...more
“No,” said Anya. “I have custody. But it’s parents’ weekend at Big Bear Wilderness Camp—that’s where Devin is for the month—and Guy’s going to be there. He made some remark about rekindling things under big western skies. I don’t want that to happen.”
“What do you expect us to do?” Bernie said.
“Us?” said Anya. “Chet and I,” Bernie said.
Bernie Little is the head of the Little Detective Agency. He is its sole employee, unless you count Chet, who almost g ...more
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
Book four in the Chet and Bernie mystery series. Bernie is hired to be a “bodyguard” for a woman who fears her ex-husband, as she goes to Parents’ Weekend to visit her son at a remote mountain camp. But when they arrive, her ex is no where to be found, and neither is her son, who’s gone missing on an overnight hiking trip. Luckily, they brought Chet along, a great tracking dog (and the narrator of this series).
I love Chet the Jet! Quinn has managed to give him a personality that befits a ...more
1. Bernie is hired for an innocuous job.
2. Seemingly periphe ...more
When he has those epiphanous near-complex thought moments, I'm, like, dog savant...oh, so close.
But Chet isn't working on his own here. Bernie is the human part of the successful Chet and Bernie team. Each has their skills. And just like Harry Dresden, in eac ...more
The story itself almost takes a backseat for me. I just love hearing about Chet's devotion for his "partner" Bernie and vice versa. Chet has amazing hero worship for his human.
I have to admit, whenever Chet is separated from Bernie, I get incredibly ...more
These don’t require a lot of thinking…they’re just charming especially if you’re a dog lover and who doesn’t love dogs. There is a lot of dialogue and whatever witticisms there are come from the viewpoint of Chet…who is the dog. Chet has some favorite sayings that you come to love like an old che ...more
Chet is a lovely narrator, humorous and distinctively voiced. Two things I thought worked especially well: the way he love ...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 complet
In The Dog Who Knew Too Much Bernie is hard up for mone ...more
Chet had failed out of police K9 school before Bernie adopted him. So Chet has the makings of a fine ...more
Quinn avoids the mistake of portraying Chet as a super-intelligent, human-thinking dog by having him tell this tale (and other in the series) in a somewhat rambling narrative full of minor asides, distractions, and repetitions. Reviewers of other books in this series have called this repetition annoying, but it just proves Quinn has doggie thought processes down pat. Chet ‘reads’ h ...more
like previous books- bernie and chet are separated and basically kidnapped, a kid is he ...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 ...more
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