Kiwi Review Of To Fetch A Thief
From the Otago Daily Times:
Even those who are not dog lovers will be drawn to Chet, the canine that narrates Spencer Quinn’s “Dog On It” mysteries. In To Fetch a Thief, Chet and his private-eye human, Bernie, are hired to find a missing elephant and its trainer.
Like all dogs, Chet takes what humans say literally, so when Bernie mutters that “sometimes you’ve just got to roll the dice”, Chet thinks: “Oh no, not the dice. The last time – in some late-night dive after the Police Athletic League fundraiser – we’d had to pawn Bernie’s grandfather’s watch, our most valuable possession”.
The pair follow the trail of the missing elephant, Chet is distracted by a lady pooch in Mexico, he and Bernie are attacked – but in the end, they solve the mystery.
A delightful, lightweight little murder mystery that will have readers sitting up begging for more – and that’s just the canines.
– Gillian Vine
Welcome Mick and Min.
Spence and Admin will be making a rare joint appearance at the Dennis (Mass.) Public Library Friday April 29, 2:00 PM. Spence will also be speaking at the Book Expo America Annual Librarians Lunch at the Javits Center May 24th (but it’s librarians only, by invitation).
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