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A Cat Was Involved: A Chet and Bernie Mystery Short, Story 1 | [Spencer Quinn]

A Cat Was Involved: A Chet and Bernie Mystery Short, Story 1

Spencer Quinn’s first original audio short story reveals how everyone’s favorite detective duo - Chet the Dog and P.I. Bernie Little - came to meet before their first big case in Dog On It. As fans know, Chet first met Bernie on that fateful day when he flunked out of K-9 police school. The details of that day, though, have always remained a little vague (like so much in Chet’s doggy brain). All we know is that Chet had been the best leaper in his K-9 class, but for some reason he failed his final leaping test...and that a cat was involved...and that there was some blood. But whose?
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Spencer Quinn’s first original audio short story reveals how everyone’s favorite detective duo - Chet the Dog and P.I. Bernie Little - came to meet before their first big case in Dog On It. As fans know, Chet first met Bernie on that fateful day when he flunked out of K-9 police school. The details of that day, though, have always remained a little vague (like so much in Chet’s doggy brain). All we know is that Chet had been the best leaper in his K-9 class, but for some reason he failed his final leaping test...and that a cat was involved...and that there was some blood. But whose?

The test, the cat, the blood - all pieces of a puzzle that, when solved, will bring down a dangerous gang of thieves - and signal the start of a beautiful friendship. This fateful day has been alluded to in every book in the series, and now fans of Chet and Bernie will finally get to find out what actually happened. For these two beloved characters, it was something like love at first sight - and, for Chet, at first smell, too.

©2012 Spencer Quinn (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Bird Lady 147 03-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The beginning how Chet and Bernie met!"

    Really terrific fun! How Chet and Bernie became a team! It was kismet when they met! Great little story!! I am glad that I actually read this after reading other stories even though it os the start of the team it meant more to me knowing already how great they are together! Well done!

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    Love Learning 02-17-15
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    "good fun read"

    Fun story, just like the full length mysteries. It was great hearing how these two detectives met. Listened with my family, really a good time!

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    Elizabeth 01-31-15
    Elizabeth 01-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The perfect dog loves mam story"

    Hilarious and touching, Chet the Jet is the story teller. His short term memory problem interferes at times, but he is blithely unaware. The last line is the ultimate declaration of dog love-though completely unsentimental. Anyone else want to form a Chet fan club?

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    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 01-22-15
    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 01-22-15 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "How Chet flunked canine school!"


    I can't say much more without spoiling the story... Chet's "dog logic" and Jim Frangione's narration make for another fun listen.

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    Robin 01-17-15
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    "Fun but inconsistent with other stories"

    It's great to find out that Chet didn't flunk out of canine school just because " a cat was involved". As usual, he was solving a mystery. The wonderful chemistry between Bernie and Chet is established. But in this story, on the day he meets Chet, Bernie refers to his ex-wife. In all the other books, it's clear that Chet was around in the "Leda Days" and when Charlie was little. So I guess it's just that Chet's memory is a little confused. Maybe his first experience of Slim Jims crowded out everything else!

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    Roger A Reid 01-05-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Fun easy listen"

    Very fun story creative and easy listen. Finished on the way to and back from work. Narrator does an excellent job

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    D. Harmon 07-17-14
    D. Harmon 07-17-14

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    "Chet and Burney's backstory"
    What did you love best about A Cat Was Involved?

    .........learning how Chet and Burney met and became partners


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Cat Was Involved?

    ...........when Chet could not complete his K-9 training for police school because a cat distracted him


    Have you listened to any of Jim Frangione’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    They are all great. Let him do them all.


    If you could rename A Cat Was Involved, what would you call it?

    Chet's K9 Kaper


    Any additional comments?

    I always wonder what happened before the story started. Now I know. Keep 'em coming, Spencer.

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    C. D. Latvala 04-29-14
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    "Chet and Bernie meet for the first time."

    A stolen yellow Audi with pink leather seats plays an integral part in Chets' first meeting with Bernie. It's only an hour long, but you get all the Chet and Bernie nuances. Pretty doggone good.

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    Designs 04-04-14
    Designs 04-04-14
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    "How did Chet fail the jump test?"
    Would you listen to A Cat Was Involved again? Why?

    This short story lets us know how Chet managed to "fail" his jump test, and how he came to be with Bernie. Another great Chet and Bernie story!


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    Earlene V. Winn 04-08-13 Member Since 2010
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    "When they say short they mean SHORT"
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    I love Chet and Bernie and the story was good but at the end I really felt like really that's it. Please mr Quinn give me more!!!

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