Bark Magazine On Thereby Hangs A Tail
“I really like Bark,” Spence says. “They call it The New Yorker of dog magazines.”
“Oh?” says Admin. “Where’d you hear that?”
Uh-oh. They’re not getting along. Again.
“In book two of this mystery series, females are in trouble, and it’s up to Chet the dog and Bernie Little, an environmentally conscious private investigator, to solve the puzzle. Among the aforementioned females are Princess, a tiny “fluffball” show dog; her devoted guardian, Adelina Borghese; and reporter Suzie Sanchez, Bernie’s occasional girlfriend.
Driven by finances (or lack of them) to sign on as bodyguards for the pup and her person, Chet and Bernie find themselves kicked off the job in no time. But then Princess and Adelina are abducted, and the pair is hired by Adelina’s husband to locate them. When Suzie starts rooting around in Adelina’s background, she also disappears. This ups the ante considerably.
As in the first book, Dog On It, the story is told by Chet. Quinn is adept at seeing the world through a dog’s eyes – not mention his nose and ears – and Chet’s observations ring true for dog lovers. After all, who among us hasn’t imagined our dogs having this thought: “Loved riding shotgun: what was better than this? I stuck my head way up, into the wind: smells went by faster than I could sort them out, a kind of nose feast …”
When Dog On It came out, much was made of the identity of its author. That mystery’s been solved – he’s Peter Abrahams, writing under a pseudonym, and he has a long string of psychological thrillers to his credit. Here’s another secret revealed: Chet has a blog – check it out at chetthedog.com.
In her Amazon review, Rita Sydney says “Come for the mystery, stay for the story of the wonderful relationship between Chet and Bernie.” Since we couldn’t put it better ourselves, we second that emotion.
– Susan Tasaki”
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