Chet and Bernie Mysteries

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 9,233 ratings

Dog on It Publisher's Summary

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 first adventure, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters. A well-behaved, gifted student, she didn't arrive home after school and her divorced mother is frantic. Bernie is quick to take the case -- something about a cash flow problem that Chet's not all that clear about -- and he's relieved, if vaguely suspicious, when Madison turns up unharmed with a story that doesn't add up. But when she disappears for a second time in a week, Bernie and Chet aren't taking any chances; they launch a full-blown investigation. Without a ransom demand, they're not convinced it's a kidnapping, but they are sure of one thing: something smells funny.

Their search for clues takes them into the desert to biker bars and other exotic locals, with Chet's highly trained nose leading the way. Both Chet and Bernie bring their own special skills to the hunt, one that puts each of them in peril. But even as the bad guys try to turn the tables, this duo is nothing if not resourceful, and the result is an uncommonly satisfying adventure.

With his doggy ways and his endearingly hardboiled voice, Chet is full of heart and occasionally prone to mischief. 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.

©2009 Spencer Quinn (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Dog on It

    • A Chet and Bernie Mystery
    • By: Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,604
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,015
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,014

    In this, their first adventure, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Deborah on 01-20-10

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 2

    • Thereby Hangs a Tail

    • A Chet and Bernie Mystery
    • By: Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 946
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 946

    While Bernie continues his struggle to pay the bills, Chet - with his sharp nose and even sharper teeth - keeps bringing down the perps. Told from Chet's perspective and featuring the humorous ramblings of a dog, Thereby Hangs a Tail is another winner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I laughed out loud throughout this book

    • By Deborah on 02-19-10

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 3

    • To Fetch a Thief

    • A Chet and Bernie Mystery
    • By: Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 856
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 862

    Spencer Quinn’s quirky, best-selling tales from the four-legged perspective of K-9 school dropout Chet are unlike anything else in the mystery genre. In this third adventure, Chet once again teams with his two-legged detective partner Bernie Little to sniff out the clues in a perplexing case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Fun

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-31-11

    Regular price: $20.26

  • Book 4

    • The Dog Who Knew Too Much

    • A Chet and Bernie Mystery
    • By: Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cute Dog Tail...um...Tale

    • By AudioAddict on 01-21-15

    Regular price: $23.76

  • Book 5

    • A Fistful of Collars

    • A Chet and Bernie Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 799
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 703

    Hoping to bring some Tinseltown money to the Valley, the mayor lures a movie studio to town to shoot their next production, a big-budget Western in the classic tradition. The star is none other than ruggedly handsome—and notoriously badly behaved—Thad Perry. When the mayor decides that someone needs to keep an eye on Thad so that he doesn’t get into too much trouble, Bernie and Chet are handpicked for the job. The money is good but something smells fishy....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Chet tells it like it is

    • By Linda on 01-10-13

    Regular price: $20.96

  • Book 6

    • The Sound and the Furry

    • By: Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 636
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 580

    When Chet and Bernie happen upon a prison work crew that includes Frenchie Boutette, an old criminal pal they sent up the river, getting a new case is the last thing they expect. But Frenchie, who comes from an old Louisiana family full of black sheep, needs help finding his one law-abiding relative, his brother Ralph, a reclusive inventor who has gone missing with his houseboat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's all good

    • By Jane on 09-20-13

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 7

    • Paw and Order

    • A Chet and Bernie Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 685
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 626
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 625

    In the seventh book in the brilliant New York Times best-selling mystery series, canine narrator Chet and P.I. Bernie journey to Washington, DC, and the dog-eat-dog world of our nation’s capital. Stephen King has called Chet "a canine Sam Spade full of joie de vivre". Robert B. Parker dubbed Spencer Quinn’s writing "major-league prose". Now the beloved team returns in another suspenseful novel that finds Chet sniffing around the capital city and using his street smarts to uncover a devilish plot.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Guinea Pig Did It!!

    • By Tracey on 08-08-14

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 8

    • Scents and Sensibility

    • A Chet and Bernie Mystery
    • By: Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 482
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481

    In the latest entry in the immensely popular Chet and Bernie mystery series, Private Investigator Bernie Little and his canine companion, Chet, return home to encounter some alarming developments. First off, Bernie's wall safe - normally hidden behind the waterfall picture in the office - is gone, and with it Bernie's grandfather's watch, their most valuable possession. And next door, old Mr. Parsons is under investigation for being in possession of a saguaro cactus illegally transplanted from the desert. Bernie and Chet go deep into the desert to investigate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Only a cliffhanger, only a cliffhanger, only...

    • By Julie on 07-30-15

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 9

    • A Cat Was Involved

    • A Chet and Bernie Mystery Short, Story 1
    • By: Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chet, do you know the word "serendipity"?

    • By Trudy Owens on 11-09-15

    Regular price: $9.09