Dog on It
I could smell him - or rather the booze on his breath - before he even opened the door, but my sense of smell is pretty good, probably better than yours.So begins this fabulous, funny new detective novel featuring Bernie, a slightly down-at-heel PI; and his offsider, Chet, a dog - and the... show more
I could smell him - or rather the booze on his breath - before he even opened the door, but my sense of smell is pretty good, probably better than yours.So begins this fabulous, funny new detective novel featuring Bernie, a slightly down-at-heel PI; and his offsider, Chet, a dog - and the captivating narrator of the story.Chet may 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 just as much a detective as Bernie - superior, sometimes, in his insight into human foibles.In Dog On It, their first adventure, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who's definitely gotten herself mixed up with some very unsavoury characters.
Publish date: February 10th 2009
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 305
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Chet and Bernie (#1)
"Do On It" was original, funny and an absolute must-read for dog lovers. Told entirely from the point of view of Chet, a large, mixed-breed dog with mismatched ears, who, for reasons we never quite get to, didn't make it all the way through his police dog training but who is now partnered with Ber...
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.