Book 17 – Dog On It – Spencer Quinn


Book Number 17 is the first in a series featuring the detective duo of Chet and Bernie Little, Dog On It. Chet, the narrator of the private eye mystery, is the dog who is on it, on it being a case involving a missing fifteen year old girl, Madison Chambliss. The novel is from the point of view of Chet and is wonderfully entertaining. Chet works along side Bernie, a small time private eye. Chet flunked out of K-9 school…(it was that incident with the squirrel at graduation, that he’ll tell us about later) and is a true dog, who loves to bark, hunts for food on the floor on  visits to suspects, hates cats and sometimes he doesn’t realize that the sound he hears is actually his tail wagging. Throughout the book the reader never loses sight of the fact that Chet is a dog! While the story was ok and had some twists and turns and Chet had a big adventure, it was truly the characters that made the book Chet, Bernie, Suzie and all the rest! Here’s what some others say about the book:

“I love this book. I devoured it in one night. It was so much fun. It was like Phillip Marlowe working for Mma Ramotswe from the No.1 Ladies Detective agency spun by Charlotte on her beautiful web” – Cathleen Schine “Sit and stay! You’re going to love Dog on it as musch as i did, because it confirms what every dog fan has long suspected – that our dogs are not only more fun than we are, they’re smarter!” – Lisa Scottoline

I couldn’t agree more! If you’re an animal lover and love mysteries this is your book, so check it out! As for me I’m ready for book 2 in the series, Thereby Hangs a Tail! A copies checked in at the library… soon as I finish Oh, by the way Spencer Quinn is a pseudonym of author Peter Abrahams. whose novels I’ve read and enjoyed!

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