He is intensely loyal to Bernie,who, though distracted by issues that Chet has difficulty understanding -- like divorce, child custody, and other peculiar human concerns -- is enormously likable himself, in his flawed, all-too-human way. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Dog on It by Spencer Quinn. Meet Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on It , who works alongside Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator. Chet might 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 a detective through and through.
In this, their Meet Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on It , who works alongside Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator. Published May 1st by Thorndike Press first published Chet and Bernie Mystery 1. Tucson, Arizona United States. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dog on It , please sign up. Bill Wellivere It does contain profanity albeit not much. Probably sadly no more that kids hear every day. Any book club questions? QNPoohBear Not in the hardcover library edition. See 2 questions about Dog on It….
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Feb 09, carol. 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 partner Bernie to come home.
O Estranho Caso da Rapariga Raptada
Bernie reluctantly agrees—the five hundred dollars she waves at him will make a huge difference paying overdue bills. Case solved, they return home and to bed. So, cute concept executed reasonably well. Chet also makes an enjoyable narrator because of his zest for life and general enthusiasm.
Really clever—although Bernie may have his human moments of frustration, depression and withdrawal, Chet remains upbeat. It comes out like a person who loves their dog and wants to share all the fun and funny things they do, and sounds less like the course of a normal day. I found myself giggling every time neighbor dog Iggy was mentioned: Iggy had a high-pitched bark, an irritated-sounding yip-yip-yip. There was a brief silence, and then he barked again. We got a good rhythm going, faster and faster. I barked He barked. View all 4 comments.
- Dog on It (A Chet and Bernie Mystery, #1) by Spencer Quinn (3 star ratings).
- A Nose for Money.
- The Obsessive and Compulsive Experience: A Narrative Guide.
- Bible Truths Unmasked?
This charming detective duo make their debut in Dog On It , the first volume in Spencer Quinn's new mystery series. The fast-paced and funny tale is narrated by the inimitable Chet, Bernie's best friend and canine partner, whose personality and preferences are never in doubt: While Chet freely admits that he doesn't always understand the humans around him, the mutt who failed to graduate from the police academy quickly establishes that he's got a nose made for sniffing out trouble -- as well as the tasty morsel.
When the story begins, Chet and Bernie are settled into the companionable routine they established when Bernie got divorced and lost custody of his son. Riding shotgun for stakeouts in Bernie's beat-up convertible and snarfing up doughnuts and beef jerky is the perfect life for Chet, though he knows Bernie's worried about cash flow. But their luck is about to change. During a nighttime stroll through the neighborhood -- an older enclave in the southwestern desert that Bernie fears will soon be eclipsed by new development -- the pair encounter a panicked neighbor, Cynthia Chambliss.
Waving a wad of bills, she beseeches Bernie to find her daughter, Madison, a year-old who has been missing for several hours. Bernie heeds the call of cash and the urgency of parental concern, but Madison soon returns home on her own, only to disappear again in short order -- this time for several days. Cynthia frantically rehires Bernie, but her ex, Damon Keefer, refuses to cooperate, insisting that Bernie be taken off the investigation. Nevertheless, intrigued by the young girl's apparent connections to a group of Russian thugs, Bernie and Chet follow a trail of clues that leads them into more danger than they'd bargained for.
As Chet and Bernie race across the desert toward Las Vegas in their sandblasted Porsche, Quinn's narrative unfolds with mounting suspense. At every stage of their journey, readers will warm to Chet's loyalty and courage -- to say nothing of his delightfully doggy digressions -- and be captivated by Spencer Quinn's deft blend of humor and thrills in this enormously entertaining tale, bound to be the first of many adventures. Say it with me, now. Get used to saying it, because once you read this book, you'll be saying it a lot to others who haven't read it yet.
They're a team, crime solving magic of a team. In a mystery world dominated by cat cozies, they're very unusual and very much a pair of guys. This makes them a breath of fresh air at the least, and a cold Alberta Clipper to blow the cobwebs full of cat-dander out of the bookstores. Come back to the fold, gentlemen, there's a voice a lot like the one in your head all ready to talk to you, and it's a dog's! It's wonderful to read something that's got a new slant on an established trope read: LT member cameling gets all the credit for shoving this book into my awareness.
Bless you, dear madam. Never mind that she's a vegetarian View all 14 comments. I appreciated the way the story was told from the perspective of a dog albeit a very smart one. Aside from the unique narrator, this is a run of the mill mystery book. So run of the mill, in fact, that I was four chapters into the audiobook version before I remembered that I'd read this book before in a regular book version. That such a uniquely told story still managed to become unforgettable within a few years is telling. As well, the Audible version of this bo 3. As well, the Audible version of this book was horribly edited.
There were long several seconds each -- and I listen at an increased speed pauses of dead air. Sometimes this was between chapters, but often it was not. And speaking of chapters, this was one of those annoying books that did not align its chapters with the chapters audible sets. I loved the narration by Jim Frangione -- he did a great job of somehow managing to sound exactly the way a dog should.
I'd consider listening to the next book if I knew the editing would be better , except that once I remembered having read this book, I remembered details that were not covered in this volume, so I suspect I have also read the second book as well. View all 7 comments. The book is narrated by Chet from his doggy point of view, which makes it fun since he doesn't quite get idioms, is confused by conversations, sees the world through his schnoz, and is always on the lookout for a tasty snack. Chet has heard Bernie talking about the agency's 'cash flow proble 3.
Chet has heard Bernie talking about the agency's 'cash flow problem' and thinks Bernie needs to take a job soon. Madison soon reappears with a bogus story about where she was, but Bernie figures all is well and goes about his business. Before long Madison disappears again, and this time she doesn't return. So Bernie and Chet get back on the case. Madison's father, Damon Keefer, is a big-time real estate tycoon in the midst of constructing a high-end housing development.
He also seems to want Bernie off the case - and he's not the only one. As soon as Bernie signs on to look for Madison a strange car starts lurking around his neighborhood and odd things start to happen. The worst thing is Chet's dognapping.
When the pooch sneaks out to visit a girl dog with a seductive bark he's snatched up, thrown into the skulking car's trunk, and driven very far away. Chet soon falls into the hands of a Russian mobster who calls him 'Stalin' and plans to enter him into Mexican dog fights. Before Chet makes his escape he glimpes Madison in a window In the course of their inquiries Bernie and Chet talk to Madison's family and friends, visit Keefer's pricey housing project, come across Russian mobsters, find themselves in dangerous situations, and so on.
As it happens Bernie also becomes interested in a pretty journalist named Suzie, though Chet isn't exactly sure what's going on between them. Suzie has tasty dog biscuits in her car, though, so it's all good The story's plot is pretty straightforward and the culprits - and their motivation - are not too hard to work out.
The pleasure of the book lies more in the entertaining characters and the mountainous setting of the story. I especially liked Chet and his quirky brand of narration. This is an enjoyable light mystery, the first in the 'Bernie and Chet' series. I'd recommend the book to fans of humorous suspense stories. I'm not exactly a dog lover but that didn't keep me from enjoying Dog On It!: I had read several favorable reviews that called this debut novel light hearted, creative, hilarious, and promised something different.
It seemed like the perfect laid back read for the holidays. Not just a mystery, but an insightful look into a special relationship as Chet, our canine narrator and his human assistant, Bernie, sink their teeth into solvi I'm not exactly a dog lover but that didn't keep me from enjoying Dog On It!: Not just a mystery, but an insightful look into a special relationship as Chet, our canine narrator and his human assistant, Bernie, sink their teeth into solving the case of a missing teen.
Chet is a skilled four legged storyteller as any human could be. He's curious, loyal, funny and ferocious when needed and loves to eat, and not just the usual dog food. Chet frequently woofs about his people, his kind, and his tribe. By the end of the book I wanted to join his tribe too.
- See a Problem?.
- Apocalypse Road Trip: An Apocalypse Mom Story.
- Translation of «carrinha» into 25 languages;
- Insanity Part 3?
- A Vintage From Atlantis;
- Strange Jazz?
- Pain and Pleasure?
- CARRINHA - Definition and synonyms of carrinha in the Portuguese dictionary?
A Chet and Bernie Mystery, has just been released and is available at our library. Treat yourself to either. Chet, just Chet, and his pal Bernie are private detectives. Chet, a K9 police school flunkie and Bernie, a divorced, middle-aged ex-cop are currently having a cash flow problem, whatever that means Chet has no idea. Chet is happy to share his life his with buddy chasing a ball, sniffing around and hunting the desert creatures near their Arizona home.
His favorite thing to do though is hop in the old Porsche and go for a ride. Chet rides along as Bernie trails cheating spouses for a living. Whe Chet, just Chet, and his pal Bernie are private detectives. When the well-to-do Cynthia Chambliss comes in search of help locating her missing daughter, Bernie is reluctant to take on the job. It's a job for the police and likely the teenager will come home on her own, after doing something her mother wouldn't approve of. However, because of the aforementioned cash flow problem what's cash?
What's a cash flow problem? Chet and Bernie find very little to concern them but when the girl comes home with a fishy story, Bernie is suspicious. Sixteen-year-old Madison's parents insist she's a good kid but when she goes missing again, Bernie has a feeling something is terribly wrong.
With Bernie by his side, Chet can find Madison and solve the case but the villains have other ideas. I love the idea of the canine narrator. Chet's voice is wryly funny and sounds authentic.
O Estranho Caso da Rapariga Raptada by Spencer Quinn on Apple Books
He has canine ADD though and that kind of annoyed me but it makes the story suspenseful. The one thing I didn't like was that Chet couldn't understand his pal Iggy. I figure dogs can understand each other or at least the tone.
As for Chet's plot, I found it highly unbelievable. His daring exploits and adventures are closer to Rin-Tin-Tin or Lassie than ordinary dog adventures. I do believe he could use his sense of smell to find his way but the rest was unbelievable. I had to skim some violent scenes. I can't stand animal cruelty. Bernie is not as appealing as Chet. He's overweight, middle-aged, divorced, broke, likes to smoke though he is trying to quit, drinks and uses bad language.
He's kind of a loser and I can see why his wife divorced him though she seems like a type-A control freak. He's lucky she lets him see Charlie at all. I did like that he is intelligent and reads a lot. His comments on water and the land got somewhat repetitive. The water issue relates to the story. He should meet my former History of the West professor and chat about that!
His name is Chet, thank you very much.
That sounds like me! Anyway, his character slightly improves towards the end but he's too old and awkward to be an appealing hero. Yes I know he's very human but he didn't appeal to me. The only other human in the book who is even remotely appealing is Suzie, a reporter and she makes a bad decision that didn't seem in character. Her involvement in the story is a little too deus ex machina to be realistic. Madison's parents are not very nice. Her mother doesn't like dogs and is a little too self-involved with her own drama.
Her father is a wheeler and dealer, a businessman at heart and father second. However, by the end, they're both very human characters and I did have some sympathy for them. Madison is mostly a good kid but she does some dumb stuff that could have had serious and dangerous repercussions. She's smart enough to drop a clue to help Bernie find her whereabouts. The villains are downright evil and scary. I skimmed a lot of the story because of the violence and because it was very late at night.
I took exception to the fact that they read like stereotypes though. It felt like they were villains from a past decade. The dialogue didn't need to be spelled out in that stereotypical manner. It was enough to mention their ethnicity and say they spoke in heavily accent English or whatever. This mystery series is darker than I prefer to read. My dad might enjoy this one because of the canine hero.
When he reads, he usually reads crime suspense and this would be light and fluffy for him. This was a mystery novel told from the perspective of the dog and I must say, some of his inner thoughts were laugh out loud funny. There were also what I call "Lassie moments" where a healthy suspension of disbelief was in order. No spoilers here, but if you like dogs, and you like cozies, you will like this. A very different kind of PI novel since the first person narration was provided by Chet the canine half of the Little Detective Agency.
Chet was great and Bernie, the human half of the partnership, was pretty competent too. The plot revolved around a missing person case and was fine. Listened to the audio version which was read by Jim Frangione who did a great job channeling Chet. Quirky, amusing mystery featuring earnest private detective Bernie and his best friend, the very-nearly-K9-qualified Chet. Audio book narrated by Jim Frangione Bernie Little is a private investigator who is having some financial difficulties.
I love how Chet get Audio book narrated by Jim Frangione Bernie Little is a private investigator who is having some financial difficulties. I love how Chet gets sidetracked with smells and tastes. Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. Meaning of "carrinha" in the Portuguese dictionary. Synonyms and antonyms of carrinha in the Portuguese dictionary of synonyms.
Examples of use in the Portuguese literature, quotes and news about carrinha. Depressa passou deum tratamento de doente para ser transformada Nuno Nogueira Silva, Mais uma curva e o carro encostou-se ao lado esquerdo da carrinha , fazendo-se sentir. A carrinha ainda hoje vaiaparecer!
iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.
Se calhar, toda desfeita Eu estacionei a carrinha na avenida da Boavista, Troncos prateados a descascar sob um luar desmaiado. Valas profundas de ambos os lados da estrada. Nenhum sinal de vida.