Spencer Quinn lives on Cape Cod with his dog, Audrey. He is currently working on the next Chet and Bernie novel.
September 2009 Debut of the Month. A fresh and amusing approach to crime writing for the action is seen through the eyes of the private investigator’s dog. With a kidnapping at its centre, the Russian mafia to the fore and scents, gnawings, gunmen attacks and the like our hero dog is beset on all sides, and triumphs. Great fun, not to be taken seriously but definitely needing a sequel – I understand one is coming. Comparison: Unique but try Leonie Swann (Three Bags Full), Jasper Fforde (Big Over Easy), Christopher Fowler (Bryant and May series).
Santa doesnt just deliver giftshe takes them too!in this delightful holiday e-short featuring New York Times bestselling sleuths Chet and Bernie.He sees you when youre sleeping. He knows when youre awake. This year, jolly old St. Nick knows Bernie has been sleeping on preparations for a special Christmas celebration with his son Charlie. Enter Plumpy Napoleon, fresh from a short stint in prison, to save Bernie from the naughty list. Plumpy calls his latest business plan Santa 365. For a small fee (that only gets bigger), hell fill your life with holiday cheer, including elves, a festive party, gifts, and even a Christmas tree delivered right to your front door. Bernie signs on for the full yuletide experience. But after the blowout holiday bash, Bernie and Chet the dog discover one of Santas helpers helped himself to more than Christmas candy. The intrepid duo sets out to find the sticky-fingered perp and reclaim the stolen goods. Add in a surprise visit from Bernies mom, two elderly sisters seeking their own brand of justice, and an elf with a stocking full of secrets, and you have a Christmas mystery that only Chet and Bernie could possibly unwrap.
Chet and Bernieeverybodys favorite human-canine detective teamare asked by a beautiful woman to find evidence that would put her cheating boyfriend in the doghouse in this e-original short story from New York Times bestselling author Spencer Quinn.
Chet and Bernieeverybodys favorite human-canine detective teamreturn in an e-original short story that gives Chets best friend Iggy his moment in the spotlight.Iggy is a dog who doesnt get out much, so its big news when elderly Mr. Parsons knocks on Bernies door to say that Iggy has vanished. In the search for Iggy, Chet and Bernie find Mrs. Parsons unconscious on her bedroom floor, in need of urgent medical care. But its only when they arrive at the hospital that things get really interesting. With a jewel thief making short work of hospital patients valuables, it seems that Iggy is not alone in disappearing right out from under somebodys nose. Suspects are plentiful and witnesses are few. But when little Iggy reappears, tail wagging, it turns out he holds the key to solving the entire affair. In addition to a clever caper and the return of much beloved characters, this gem of a short story is a testament to the enduring power of friendship in all its forms: neighbor to neighbor, man to dog, dog to dog. Here is a treat youll devour in one sittingrather like Chet with a juicy steak thats been momentarily left unattended!
An eBook collection featuring the third and fourth novels in the irresistible New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring P.I. Bernie Little and his narrating sidekick Cheta canine Sam Spade full of joie de vivre (Stephen King).Chet has smelled a lot of unusual things in his years as trusted companion and partner to Bernie, but nothing has prepared him for all the exotic scents he encounters in To Fetch a Thief, when an old-fashioned one-ring traveling circus comes to town. After Peanut, the headlining elephant, and her trainer go missing, the Little Detective Agency is hired to find out what has become of the duo. Soon Chet and Bernie are led south of the border in hot pursuit of some dangerously cool criminals and a decidedly uncooperative pachyderm.In The Dog Who Knew Too Much, Chet and Bernie take on the case of a boy who has vanished from a wilderness camp. The kids mother thinks her ex-husband snatched their son, but Chets always reliable nose leads Bernie in a new and dangerous direction. Meanwhile, matters at home get complicated when a stray puppy that looks suspiciously like Chet shows up. Affairs of the heart collide with a job thats never been tougher, requiring our intrepid sleuths to trust each other even when circumstancesand a rival P.I.conspire to keep them far apart.
Spencer Quinns first original e-short story reveals how everyones favorite detective duoChet the Dog and P.I. Bernie Littlecame to meet before their first big case in Dog On It.As fans know, Chet first met Bernie on that fateful day when he flunked out of K-9 police school. The details of that day though have always remained a little vague (like so much in Chets doggy brain). All we know is that Chet had been the best leaper in his K-9 class, but for some reason he failed his final leaping test...and that a cat was involved...and that there was some blood. But whose? The test, the cat, the bloodall pieces of a puzzle that, when solved, will bring down a dangerous gang of thievesand signal the start of a beautiful friendship.This fateful day has been alluded to in every book in the series, and now fans of Chet and Bernie will finally get to find out what actually happened. For these two beloved characters, it was something like love at first sightand, for Chet, at first smell, too.
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. The only problem is that Peanut, the headlining pachyderm of this partiuclar one-ring circus, has gone missing--along with her trainer, Uri DeLeath. Stranger still, no one saw them leave. How does an elephant vanish without a trace into the dark desert night? Some very dangerous people would prefer that Chet and Bernie disappear for good and will go to any lengths to make that happen. Across the border in Mexcio and separated from Bernie, Chet must use all his natural strength and doggy smarts to try and save himself--not to mention Bernie and a decidedly uncooperative Peanut, too.
In THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, Chet and Bernie attend a P.I. convention to try and make some new (and hopefully lucrative) connections. It's the sort of thing Bernie hates, but he's got to do something to get his business back on track. The head of a big international security company seems impressed with The Little Detective Agency and hires them for what appears to be an easy and well-paid assignment. Things take an unexpected turn and all sorts of trouble ensues. Tensions are further strained when a stray puppy who looks an awful lot like Chet turns up. So does Dylan McKnight, Suzie Sanchez's former boyfriend. With Chet and Bernie both dealing with affairs of the heart at the same time they are facing an unexpectedly tricky case, it's a good thing that our two intrepid investigators are looking out for each other-as they always do.
An eBook collection featuring the first and second novels in the irresistible New York Times bestselling series featuring canine narrator Chet and his human Berniethe coolest human/pooch duo this side of Wallace and Gromit (Kirkus Reviews).The Chet and Bernie mystery series belongs to the long tradition of two-buddy private eye stories, where one of the buddies is the narratorfor example, Holmes and Watson. The big difference here is that the narrating buddy is a dog, Chet by name.In Dog On It, he and his partner Bernie investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped. Bernie and Chet have both had some setbacks in lifeBernie in combat, Chet in K-9 schoolbut together they make up a team like no other in the literature of detection. Chet is full of heart, and occasionally mischief, but always intensely loyal to Bernieand dedicated to unraveling the mysterious disappearance of a high school girl who seems to have gotten mixed up with some very dangerous characters. In Thereby Hangs a Tail, Bernie and Chet are called on to investigate threats made against an unlikely targeta pretty and pampered show dog named Princess. What seems like a lark of a case turns serious when Princess and her owner are abducted. To make matters worse, Bernies on-again off-again girlfriend, reporter Susie Sanchez, disappears too. When Chet is separated from Bernie, hes on his own to put the pieces together, find his way home, and save the day.
In their second adventure, Bernie and Chet are called on to investigate threats made against an unlikely target - a pretty and pampered show dog called Princess. What seems like a lark of a case turns serious 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.