To Fetch A Thief

To Fetch A Thief

A Chet and Bernie Mystery

Book - 2010
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When Peanut, the elephant star of the Drummond Family Traveling Circus, goes missing, along with elephant tamer Uri DeLeath, Uri's tearful clown partner, Popo, seeks the help of canine detective Chet the Jet and Chet's human partner in cracking crimes, Bernie Little of the Little Detective Agency, in Quinn's terrific third Chet and Bernie mystery set in "the Valley" of an unnamed Western state (after January 2010's Thereby Hangs a Tail). Sgt. Rick Torres of Missing Persons adds his considerable expertise, but it's Chet's fearless nose for clues that leads them on a strange odyssey that becomes downright hairy after Uri's found dead in the desert from the bite of an illegal African puff adder. Quinn, the pseudonym of suspense author Peter Abrahams (End of Story), radiates pure comedic genius via Chet's doggy bright narrative. You don't have to be a dog lover to enjoy this deliciously addictive series.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2010
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439157077
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY QUINN
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 23 cm


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Jan 27, 2014

Another thrilling read in a mystery series like you would never believe. Looking forward to even more Chet and Bernie adventures.

Oct 30, 2012

Loved the series

Mar 30, 2012

Chet manages to herd an elephant in this one. Chet and Bernie both manage to make it to the solution without getting too badly beat up. Since it was from Chet's point of view, we missed some of what happened to Bernie, though. It was a fun read.

Feb 09, 2012

I will never tire of Chet's monologues. Quinn has captured a dog's thought processes perfectly.

Jun 27, 2011

This series is good for cute, light reading. I find myself grinning at Chet's narration and Quinn strikes the right balance of keeping Chet smart and yet still fundamentally a dog who can't quite help himself from being won over by treats and praise or overcome by tangential thoughts of why anyone would *save* bacon or chasing wild geese when humans start talking in metaphors.


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