A Fistful of Collars
Everyone’s favorite detective team returns in a new adventure as canine narrator Chet and his human partner P.I. Bernie Little find that Hollywood has gone to the dogs. Hoping to bring some Tinseltown money to the Valley, the mayor lures a movie studio to town to shoot their next production, a... show more
Everyone’s favorite detective team returns in a new adventure as canine narrator Chet and his human partner P.I. Bernie Little find that Hollywood has gone to the dogs. Hoping to bring some Tinseltown money to the Valley, the mayor lures a movie studio to town to shoot their next production, a big-budget Western in the classic tradition. The star is none other than ruggedly handsome—and notoriously badly behaved—Thad Perry. When the mayor decides that someone needs to keep an eye on Thad so that he doesn’t get into too much trouble, Bernie and Chet are handpicked for the job. The money is good but something smells fishy, and what should have been a simple matter of babysitting soon gets more complicated—especially when they discover that Thad has a mysterious connection to the Valley that nobody wants to talk about. What kind of secret could Thad have left behind when he went to Hollywood to seek fame and fortune? The only people who might know the answer have a bad habit of turning up dead before they can talk. As Bernie’s relationship with his longtime girlfriend Suzie goes long-distance, and Chet’s late-night assignations appear to have resulted in an unexpected dividend, it’s all our two sleuths can do to keep Thad and his motley entourage of yes-men, handlers, and hangers-on in their sights. Worst of all, Thad is a self-proclaimed cat person, and his feline friend Brando has taken an instant dislike to Chet. Like the winning books before it, this fifth book in the series combines a top-notch mystery with genuine humor and a perceptive take on the relationship between human and dog that will stay with you long after the case is solved.
Publish date: 2012-09-11
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Chet and Bernie (#5)
The Mayor wants to bring some much-needed revenue into the Valley so he arranges for a major Hollywood movie to film using the Valley as their location. Of course, with major Hollywood blockbusters come major Hollywood stars and their entourages. In this case it’s tempermental Thad Perry. Thad no...
Another fun Chet and Bernie mystery. As I've said before, I just love how author Spencer Quinn is so good at telling the story from Chet's persective. And I was super-happy that nothing terrible happened to Chet in this book. In the past, I've gotten a little angry with Bernie for putting Chet in ha...
MY THOUGHTSLOVE LOVE LOVED ITSo Chet and Bernie are back on the job and this time there is some Hollywood action involved. The Mayor has secured a big time movie project for the Valley and in order to make sure the star stays on the straight and narrow, his office hires The Little Detective Agency ...
Bernie and Chet are so much fun. They have become my guilty pleasure. These books are narrated by Chet the Jet so you never get the sense that you're being told the whole story. Bernie's perhaps not the wisest human when it comes to finance, so when a big movie is being shot in the Valley Bernie ...