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Fresh Pick | TO FETCH A THIEF by Spencer Quinn
Fresh Pick / April 7, 2011

Chet and Bernie #3 October 2010 On Sale: September 28, 2010 320 pages ISBN: 1439157073 EAN: 9781439157077 Hardcover $25.00  Add to Wish List Mystery Pet Lovers Buy at Who says all road trips involve only humans? Chet’s journey home is remarkable. To Fetch a Thief by Spencer Quinn In the third book in the brilliant New York Times bestselling series featuring a lovable and wise dog narrator, Chet and Bernie go under the big top to solve the most unlikely missing persons (and animals!) case ever. “We were outnumbered, some big number against two. When it comes to numbers, two is as far as I go, but it’s enough, in my opinion…. ‘Sit,’ Bernie said. I sat. Bernie would think of something—he always did. That was one of the things that made the Little Detective Agency such a success, except for the finances part…” Chet has smelled a lot of unusual things in his years as trusted companion and partner to P.I. Bernie Little, but nothing has prepared him for the exotic scents he encounters when an old fashioned traveling circus comes to town. Bernie scores tickets to this less-than-greatest- show-on-earth because his son Charlie is crazy about elephants….

Fresh Pick | THEREBY HANGS A TAIL by Spencer Quinn
Fresh Pick / July 9, 2010

Chet And Bernie #2 January 2010 On Sale: January 5, 2010 Featuring: Bernie Little; Chet 320 pages ISBN: 1416585850 EAN: 9781416585855 Hardcover $25.00 Add to Wish List Mystery Pet Lovers Buy at Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn Following the acclaimed DOG ON IT, the second mystery in the Chet and Bernie series featuring an irresistible canine narrator. The second book of an irresistible series narrated by a loveable and wise dog. In the newest Chet and Bernie mystery, Chet gets a glimpse of the show dog world turned deadly. “We run a detective agency, me and Bernie, called the Little Detective Agency on account of Little being Bernie’s last name. My name’s Chet, pure and simple. Headquarters is our house on Mesquite Road, a nice place with a big tree out front, perfect for napping under, and the whole canyon easily accessible out back, if it just so happens someone left the gate open. And then, up in the canyon — well, say no more.” Praised by Stephen King as “a canine Sam Spade full of joie de vivre,” Chet and his human companion Bernie have both had some setbacks in life — Bernie in combat, Chet…

Sara Reyes | Where Have I Read That Before?
Saturdays with Sara / June 27, 2009

Recommended Reads Call me old or at least a long-time reader and you’ll be right. And as one I’ve got a few favorite authors that I’ll read anything they jot down including a grocery list which reminds me of a web site a few years ago that collected authors’ grocery lists, hmm, gotta check that one. For charity I think. Anyway, back to me and reading old favored authors. Have you ever noticed that you’ll be reading a book and need to pause, wondering, “Did I read that in _____?” or perhaps, “hmm, Lydia is just like Joceyln in ______” I’m referring to another book by the same author so don’t get all excited I’ve delving into plagiarism. I leave that to others to root out (don’t be alarmed, my Pennsylvania Dutch has a way of emerging now and again). No, talking about authors who, bless them, have a way of telling the same story over and over. Sometimes it’s because I’d assume, their publisher wants another hit or at least a known out of them for a ravenous market (that would me!), other times it’s become a job, like every night when I do the dishes, sometimes I forget…