Thereby Hangs a Tail (Paperback)

By Spencer Quinn

Atria Books, 9781416585862, 336pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2010

January 2010 Indie Next List

“In fighting crime, Chet is the kind of dog you want on your side: straightforward, ready to hold onto the bad guy (using teeth if necessary), and optimistic, even in difficult situations. Once again, he and his human detective partner, Bernie, dig for clues, battle the bad guys, and never turn down treats. I'm already eager for the third installment!”
— Jennifer Sorensen, Literary Life Bookstore & More, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI
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Description

In the irresistible second installment of the New York Times bestselling Chet and Bernie mystery series, which has been hailed as "enchanting and] one-of-a-kind" (Stephen King), Chet gets a glimpse of the show dog world turned deadly.

What first seems like a walk in the park to wise and lovable canine narrator Chet and his human companion Bernie--to investigate threats made against a pretty, pampered show dog--turns into a serious case when Princess and her owner are abducted. To make matters worse, Bernie's on-again, off-again girlfriend, reporter Susie Sanchez, disappears too. When Chet is separated from Bernie, he's on his own to put the pieces together, find his way home, and save the day. Spencer Quinn's "brilliantly original" (Richmond Times-Dispatch) and "masterful" (Los Angeles Times) series combines genuine suspense and intrigue with humor and insight for a tail-wagging good time readers won't soon forget.
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