The fourth entry in the irresistible New York Times best-selling mystery series featuring canine narrator Chet and his human companion Bernie, "the coolest human/pooch duo this side of Wallace and Gromit" (Kirkus Reviews).
Combining suspense and intrigue with a wonderfully humorous take on the link between man and beast, Spencer Quinn's exceptional mystery series has captured widespread praise since its New York Times best-selling debut, Dog on It. The Dog Who Knew Too Much marks the duo's triumphant return in a tale that's full of surprises.
Bernie is invited to give the keynote speech at the Great Western Private Eye Convention, but it's Chet that the bigshot P.I. in charge has secret plans for. Meanwhile Chet and Bernie are hired to find a kid who has gone missing from a wilderness camp in the high country. The boy's mother thinks the boy's father - her ex - has snatched the boy, but Chet makes a find that sends the case in a new and dangerous direction. As if that weren't enough, matters get complicated at home when a stray puppy that looks suspiciously like Chet shows up. Affairs of the heart collide with a job that's never been tougher, requiring our two intrepid sleuths to depend on each other as never before. The Dog Who Knew Too Much is classic Spencer Quinn, offering page-turning entertainment that's not just for dog-lovers.
Hot dog: listen to another Chet and Bernie Mystery.
©2011 Spencer Quinn (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
Yes, and I have
I love dogs and really enjoy Chet's antics as well as his ability to read humans.
Made laugh many times and feel that anxious sense for Chet and Berney at different points. Really kept me engaged.
This is a great read and I can't wait for the next one. Hope the author is able to keep up the newness and freshness of the story line.
I am such a fan of the Chet and Bernie stories and now this one is no exception. I listen while I am working on my craft business.. they are cheerful and keep my attention, easy to listen to and entertaining. What more could I ask?!
yes, because the performance enhances the author's intent, especially the inflection of Chet the dog. Chet exudes the bare faced simplicity and loyalty in belief in his pal/partner/master/, Bernie.
I loved the small descriptions of things like Chet waking to the squirrel outside his window together with Bernie's misinterpretation of what made Chet bark.
Spencer Quinn outlines a perfect Human / Canine companionship. Jim Frangione brings Chet to life in a way that no other can. Together, this combo tells an entertaining and intriguing story like no other. Quinn's imagery is brought to life by Frangione's brilliant narration. I couldn't ask for a more entertaining series. I hope to see and hear many more Chet and Bernie Mysteries.
I wouldnt know. I have only done the audio version. I know I enjoy the voices of the dog in the audio
Yes I have and it was as good as they all have been
I like Chet so much that I now believe my own dog has an internal monologue. He does get a little repetitive at times, but he is a lovable narrator and these are fun books to listen to.
I would listen to it again and to other books in the series. Chet the dog detective has such a wonderful attitude toward life and is brilliantly portrayed by Jim Frangione. I often laughed out loud while listening. I'm not a dog person, but I fell in love with Chet after only a few minutes.
I was very concerned about how Chet would rescue Bernie (as he often does). Also there's ongoing suspense about Bernie's relationships with women. The actual solution of who did what is usually the part of a mystery that interests me the least. I like an interesting setting and characters I can care about, which this has.
Chet just steals the show. He has a marvelous attitude toward life. As long as there is food and he is riding in the shotgun seat of the Porsche, life is great. It's delightful to learn his interpretations of human conversations and behavior. Jim Frangione is absolutely wonderful.
I would have if I could - I did sit in my car a few times listening to the end of a chapter to see what happened next.
All the other books in the series are just as good.
Another great story
The story line is always focused on what's happening in the present, because it's from the dog's point of view. And even though Chet doesn't always understand what the humans mean when they're talking, he knows what their actions mean, so he has the advantage of clarity, knowing the case isn't closed until he has his jaws around the perp's pants leg.
Chet, of course.
If I'm not reading, I'm listening.
Yep, it's perfect for anyone.
When Chet finds the gold nugget. I really wish he could speak.
He BECOMES Chet.
When the kid finds out that his Dad had died.
A dog that thinks and helps solve crimes. Hell yes! Chet rules
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