Dog on It (A Chet and Bernie Mystery, #1)
Chet might have flunked out of police school (“I’d been the best leaper in K-9 class, which had led to all the trouble in a way I couldn’t remember exactly, although blood was involved”), but he’s a detective through and through. In Dog On It, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of a... show more
Chet might have flunked out of police school (“I’d been the best leaper in K-9 class, which had led to all the trouble in a way I couldn’t remember exactly, although blood was involved”), but he’s a detective through and through. In Dog On It, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of a teenaged girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters. Readers will be instantly captivated by Chet’s doggy ways and his endearingly hard-boiled voice. Full of heart and occasionally prone to mischief, he is intensely loyal to Bernie, who, though distracted by issues that Chet has difficulty understanding—like divorce, cash flow, and child custody—is enormously likeable himself, in his flawed, all-too-human way. There’s genuine suspense and intrigue, combined with humor and deep insight into the bond between dog and man.
Publish date: September 29th 2009
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Chet and Bernie (#1)
Cute trope having the dog narrate the entire book and the story was good. I tired of the dog's narration, though, 2/3 through the book. I might enjoy it more as a 're-read but currently,I have no plans to buy more in this series.o
Light fun. If you are a dog lover with a tolerance for whimsy and in the mood for some mystery, Dog On It should fit the bill. Definitely a clever concept tailored for canine fans, Quinn mostly succeeds by staying faithful to the concept of dog as narrator. Chet is waiting for his owner and partn...
Bernie's the human guy. He does the driving (a beat up Porsche that goes fast and makes really cool noises), the phone work, and the heavy thinking. Chet's the dog guy. He always rides shotgun and he's in charge of any task that requires a superior sense of smell. Chet also tells the story, so s...
Okay so I liked the readability of the mystery, I liked that it was told from Chet's point of view, but the one thing I really didn't like was the inclusion of a description of the euthanasia and subsequent cremation of a shelter dog.
A nice diversion and Mr. Quinn handles the gimmick, the dog is the narrator, very well. A rather simple detective story but it moves quickly and the characters (human and canine) are good.l