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The Dog Who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery | [Spencer Quinn]

The Dog Who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    LINDA BOISE, ID, United States 10-20-11
    LINDA BOISE, ID, United States 10-20-11 Member Since 2007

    “Favorite authors- Nevada Barr, Craig Johnson, Louise Penny. Narrators, Marguerite Gavin, Barbara Rosenblat, George Guidall, Ralph Cosham.”

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    "Mystery from the canine point of vew"

    Light, funny and well written. The tale (no pun intended) is written from the dog's point of view. Different from most books written by the pet however, this dog actually behaves like a dog, not like a furry human. Jim Frangione is perfect as Chet. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Kirstan 10-29-11
    Kirstan 10-29-11 Listener Since 2010
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    "Well worth the wait!"

    Another brilliant book written by Spencer Quinn. After imagining the meeting between Chet and Iggy, the scene in which they did meet, was certainly far better than anything I had ever thought up! Would love to read more about these two meeting! Jim Frangione is the best voice for Chet and I always enjoy his reading of the books. I highly reccomend this book to anyone and can hardly wait for the next book!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Stacy 06-24-14
    Stacy 06-24-14 Member Since 2015

    July is my month in the rotation; be gentle it's my first month doing this on my own

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    "Same Old Story"

    I could review this one in depth but it really is the same old story. Chet and Bernie take on a case of a missing kid for a mother. The story of how the kid came to be missing is full of holes; once again it seems that the divorced father of a missing has gotten involved with the wrong people and now owes them money. The bad guys take the child to prove a point and make sure that Papasan cooperates with them. At some point Bernie gets arrested again; Chet gets captured again. Stop me if you've heard this please. In the end Bernie saves the kid and brings him back and apprehends the bad guys. Okay this is obviously the series, and the author isn't planning on stepping outside the comfort zone that they've established so the fans of this series will have to settle for a dog that relates a good story. This one is a solid four and a good time listening experience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jill FOREST LAKE, MN, United States 11-07-11
    Jill FOREST LAKE, MN, United States 11-07-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Number 4 in a great series"

    Chet the Jet is on the case again. This is a great series, especially for us "dog" people.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie 01-01-13
    Debbie 01-01-13
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    "Who's barking?"

    Another good story as told by Chet. I love this series and look forward to hearing more. I've never read one. I only listen to Chet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Johnnie Walker Blaine, WA 03-23-12
    Johnnie Walker Blaine, WA 03-23-12 Listener Since 2003

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    "Must love dogs"
    Any additional comments?

    This is a case where the reviews get better with each book in the series. Either you liked the premise of the dog as a narrator in which case, you moved onto the next book or you did not and passed on the subsequent books. Assuming you did these in sequence, by the time you got to book four you are left only with fans. I am waiting for book five. I delight in the relationship of Bernie and Chet as does the dog who is lying by my side on the couch.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Isak California 01-26-14
    Isak California 01-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Almost stopped listening"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book is from the point of view of Chet, a dog. Listening to it, while novel at first, got a little tiring towards the end. The story was your typical private investigator story...nothing all that special.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Same as the story, it is your usual formulaic "private investigator" story just from the perspective of the PIs dog. Chet is your typical dog, distracted, adoring, and quite dim.


    What about Jim Frangione’s performance did you like?

    He made a very believable Chet.


    Could you see The Dog Who Knew Too Much being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    This story reminds me of the PI dramas of the 70s or 80s. I could see this as a humorous spin-off of the Rockford Files or something similar (Filmed in Technicolor!)


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    N. Houghton Mendon, NY United States 11-13-13
    N. Houghton Mendon, NY United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2007

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    "Totally Fun!"

    Even though it is not the first book in the series it is the first I read... maybe it was on sale .... but I will return to book one and can't wait. If you love dogs, have a dog or are a dog (since the books narrator is a dog, I assume some reader might be too) you will love the mind of a dog's view of his master. He can do no wrong. "Did I tell you what great eyebrows he has?" His master poor sense of smell and not so keen eyesight are puzzling, but endearing to the canine author.

    The mystery is not the best, not bad, but not the best. You won't care.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Trish Virginia 07-16-13
    Trish Virginia 07-16-13 Member Since 2010

    I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!

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    "It’s Chet the Jet—Always a Pleasure!!"

    If you have not discovered the Chet and Bernie Mystery series, you may want to give one of them a try. The novels would be considered light mysteries, and they are written from the perspective of Chet, the dog half of the Little Detective Agency (Bernie being the human half!).

    I always find these books to be cute and different, and good for several hours of entertainment. The narrator has been the same for all of the books so far, and he IS Chet in our minds—and absolutely perfect for this series.

    If you’re not sure about committing to a series, another good point for this one is I feel the books can be enjoyed by themselves or even out of order. I did experience a sound quality issue in the last book, but am happy to report that this one is fine.

    It was a pleasure spending time with Chet and Bernie again—I look forward to more adventures in the future!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Midwest Lady Indiana 06-18-12
    Midwest Lady Indiana 06-18-12 Member Since 2015

    Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.

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    "Talking dog made charmingly believable."
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    I want to meet Bernie and he is fictional. Good story aside from the outright delight of a dog detective helping the humans. Not sappy in the least, as was an actual good detective story that simply had a dog on the case. Will read the rest in this series. Fun. Charming. Well written. Good story. Focused on the story, not the trick of the talking dog so it was first a good detective story and second a good dog story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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