Thereby Hangs a Tail
by Spencer Quinn
Chet and Bernie series #2
Published January 2010
An early review copy was provided by Atria an imprint of Simon & Schuster
Chet's a dropout from the K-9 Police Academy and Bernie's a down on his luck Private Eye but together they're a dynamic crime fighting duo - though neither of them knows what the other one's talking about. No bloodhound, Chet still has a few tricks up his sleeves and Bernie's not just along for the ride. Smile as Chet tries to decipher human idioms but not for too long.....there is always other distractions like FOOD.
From the Publisher -
- "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."
..."In Thereby Hangs a Tail, Bernie and Chet are called on to investigate threats made against an unlikely target -- a pretty, pampered show dog named Princess. What seems like a joke turns into a serious case when Princess and her owner are abducted. To make matters worse, Bernie's on-again, off-again girlfriend, reporter Susie Sanchez, disappears too. When Chet is separated from Bernie, he's on his own to put the pieces together, find his way home, and save the day.
With genuine suspense and intrigue, combined with humor and insight into the special bond between man and dog, Thereby Hangs a Tail will have everyone talking."
Lesa's Book Critiques - ..."If you're expecting a cutesy animal mystery, you're in for a surprise. If you're returning for Spencer Quinn's second book because you enjoyed the first, you're in for a treat. Chet actually does an excellent job as narrator, revealing a story of kidnapping, greed, and murder. He also does an excellent job interpreting Bernie's frustration with the environment and growth in Arizona. Spencer Quinn, and Chet, have a complex mystery story to tell, and Thereby Hangs a Tail."
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Solving the Mystery of Spencer Quinn's True Identity - by Sarah Weinman of Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind
Here's the juicy bit but click the link above for the full post- "So Abrahams decided to say goodbye to Peter Abrahams, Cape Cod-based creator of psychological suspense, and hello instead to Spencer Quinn, Cape Cod-based author of the smash hit series debut Dog On It The book features one of the most appealing narrators to come down the mystery novel pike in quite some time: Chet the dog, the steady and stalwart companion of private investigator Bernie Little."