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The Dog Who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (Chet and Bernie… (original 2011; edition 2012)

by Spencer Quinn

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Title:The Dog Who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (Chet and Bernie Mysteries)
Authors:Spencer Quinn
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Chet and Bernie are hot on the trail of kidnappers and the readers have fun on the ride. I do get tired of hearing the same things over and over again from Chet about what he knows about Bernie, especially when I get them more than once in a book. Really? Padding maybe, Mr. Quinn. The plot of this one, though not a real 'mystery' as such, was entertaining and sometimes amusing and, as always, a quick read. I do want to know more (and see more) of the new puppy which was introduced. We could use some new meat and entertainment in these books. ( )
  whymaggiemay | Apr 23, 2014 |
I am reading this series in order and this is the 4th. The first book is Dog On It. Bernie is a private eye with high principles and a teeny tiny bank balance. Like often he has only five dollars and he is "upside down on his house", yet he tears up checks if he doesn't respect the person who wrote it. Chet is the wonderful dog and his partner, who narrates much of the book. This is brilliant writing from inside the mind of a dog. There is a lot of humor here, with bits like Chet imagining what "upside down on his house" could possibly mean. Oh, they chase and catch bad guys. ( )
  hangen | Apr 7, 2014 |
I've listed this as "set in California," but I think part of it is set in Nevada. Chet and Bernie are hired to provide escort service (not THAT kind! more like moral support)for a divorced woman who will be going to Parents' Weekend at her son's wilderness camp and expects to see her ex there. Not only is the ex not there, her son is missing. Before the happy ending, there will be some tough times for Bernie and still more for Chet, his canine partner. I continue to enjoy this series; the dog thinks and acts like a dog, and Bernie is a pretty engaging character too. Recommended quite highly. ( )
  auntieknickers | Apr 3, 2013 |
I like this series very much. Actually, I like Chet the most. Bernie is a likable character too. The well written suspense and action makes for good reading, but the best part is Chet's narration. I give Chet 5 stars as my favorite dog narrator! ( )
  Alice_Wonder | Nov 4, 2012 |
“Combining suspense and intrigue with a wonderfully humorous take on the link between man and beast, Spencer Quinn’s exceptional mystery series has captured widespread praise since its New York Times bestselling debut, Dog on It”. In the fourth entry in the series, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, canine Chet becomes the focus of dognappers, while his partner Bernie is looking for a boy who has gone missing from a wilderness camp in the high country. The Dog Who Knew Too Much is classic Spencer Quinn, offering page-turning entertainment that’s not just for dog-lovers.

I love this series featuring Bernie Little and his dog Chet who narrates the books. The mysteries are always suspenseful and solidly developed. But it’s Chet who makes this series. His love of life is exhilarating for me.

Read this if: you love dogs and mysteries – or if you just love dogs – or if you just like mysteries. I really can’t be objective about Chet. 4½ stars ( )
  ParadisePorch | Oct 16, 2012 |
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Was I proud of Bernie or what?
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Suzie tails a Guy,
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 143915709X, Hardcover)

The fourth entry in the irresistible New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring canine narrator Chet and his human companion Bernie—“the coolest human/pooch duo this side of Wallace and Gromit” (Kirkus Reviews).

Combining suspense and intrigue with a wonderfully humorous take on the link between man and beast, Spencer Quinn’s exceptional mystery series has captured widespread praise since its New York Times bestselling debut, Dog on It. The Dog Who Knew Too Much marks the duo’s triumphant return in a tale that’s full of surprises.

Bernie is invited to give the keynote speech at the Great Western Private Eye Convention, but it’s Chet that the bigshot P.I. in charge has secret plans for. Meanwhile Chet and Bernie are hired to find a kid who has gone missing from a wilderness camp in the high country. The boy’s mother thinks the boy’s father—her ex—has snatched the boy, but Chet makes a find that sends the case in a new and dangerous direction. As if that weren’t enough, matters get complicated at home when a stray puppy that looks suspiciously like Chet shows up. Affairs of the heart collide with a job that’s never been tougher, requiring our two intrepid sleuths to depend on each other as never before. The Dog Who Knew Too Much is classic Spencer Quinn, offering page-turning entertainment that’s not just for dog-lovers.

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When Bernie is invited to give the keynote speech at a private investigator convention, his intrepid canine companion is secretly targeted by the high-profile person in charge, an agenda that is complicated by a missing boy and a familiar-looking puppy.… (more)

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