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
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
The character of Chet the Dog
It enhanced the story.
Chet's admiration for Bernie
Me and my partner are hooked on Chet and Bernie!
This series is purely enjoyable. The unfolding of each mystery keeps me involved and entertained until they solve it! The character development is also wonderful, creating 3 dimensional individuals that now feel like old friends. I can't wait to go on another adventure with this duo!
I love Jim as a narrator, his depiction of Chet and Bernie is exactly how I would envision their mannerism and speech to be!
Chet and Bernie go to the circus. As usual, they end up finding a dead body. Always fun hearing Chet (Just Chet, the dog) tell a story.
I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.
Very high. This series is so much fun and is the narration is enjoyable to listen to. I can't wait for the next book.
Without giving anything away - Chet wandering the mine.
Chet- I think he truly captures the spirit of a dog through his narration.
When Chet sees Bernie locked up.
Spencer Quinn does a fantastic job of creating an intriguing murder mystery through the eyes of dog. The narrator also does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life. If you haven't read this series yet and you love animals - start.
As always, the world as seen from Chet's view is always a great listen and makes you look at your own dogs sideways as you hear it. Chet may think Bernie is the smartest man in the room at any time, but Chet is the super dog who always saves the day, solves the crime, and saves the humans.
I have read the other Bernie and Chet books and enjoyed them, so I ordered this book. I like the book, but the narrator is horrible. His narration is extremely disjointed and jerky. Read the book. I won't ever listen to another book with this narrator.
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