A Fistful of Collars
A Chet and Bernie Mystery
By Spencer Quinn
(Atria Books, Paperback, 9781451665178, 336pp.)
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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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.
While Tinseltown bad boy Thad Perry is in town shooting a big-budget Western, Bernie and Chet have to keep him out of trouble. But soon they discover Thad has a mysterious connection to the Valley, and the only people who know his secrets keep turning up dead before they can talk.
As Bernie’s love life goes long-distance and Chet’s late-night assignations give rise to an unexpected dividend, it’s all our two sleuths can do to keep the actor 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 topnotch 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.
Spencer Quinn is the author of five previous Chet and Bernie mystery novels: Dog on It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, To Fetch a Thief, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, and A Fistful of Collars. He lives on Cape Cod with his dogs Audrey and Pearl. When not keeping them out of mischief, he is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie mystery. Keep up with him—and with Chet and Bernie—by visiting ChetTheDog.com.
Praise for A Fistful of Collars
?eoeBetween Chet?e(TM)s insightful and humorous takes on human events, the fast-paced plot, and the wealth of fascinating secondary characters, this is a fine entry in a not-to-be-missed series."
"Once again, Quinn?e?effectively uses a dog narrator while avoiding the sentimentality that marks many animal-centered cozies."
?eoeYou would think that by the fifth series title,? Quinn might have run out of ideas and quips?e"he hasn't. Fans of Janet Evanovich or Donna Andrews will enjoy Quinn's humorous and entertaining mysteries.?e
?eoeChet, who continues as narrator in this exciting fifth installment of the series?e?always gets it right in the end.?e
"This delightful buddy tale... will have no problem engaging and entertaining readers just discovering this series." --Shelf Awareness
Praise for the New York Times Bestselling Chet and Bernie Mystery Series
"Nothing short of masterful."
--Los Angeles Times
"Even cat lovers will howl with delight."
"Spencer Quinn speaks two languages--suspense and dog--fluently."
"Pulls the reader along as if on a leash."
?eoeQuinn radiates pure comic genius?e?You don't have to be a dog lover to enjoy this deliciously addictive series.?e
?e"Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
?eoeThese books?e? are as skillfully rendered as they are clever and fully worthy of the attention of any reader."