Publishers Weekly on Tender Is The Bite (July 6)

At the start of Quinn’s cleverly plotted 11th Chet and Bernie mystery (after 2020’s Of Mutts and Men), PI Bernie Little of the Little Detective Agency is on the road with his canine partner, Chet, in the unidentified southwestern U.S. city where they live when Bernie realizes that their battered Porsche is being followed. Through some creative maneuvering, they block the car on their tail and thus meet an attractive and very frightened potential client, Mavis, who was driving the car. When Mavis spots a bumper sticker for Griffin Wray, a candidate for U.S. senator, in Bernie’s car, she panics and runs off. In their effort to discover why Mavis was scared of Wray, Bernie and Chet must contend with dead bodies that disappear and reappear in unlikely places, spying neighbors, and job offers that are too good to be true, not to mention a pesky ferret. Along the way, narrator Chet is a source of wisdom and innate doggie joie de vivre, making this a real pleasure for anyone who has ever looked into a dog’s eyes and asked: who’s a good boy? This outing should win this offbeat series new fans.


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10 Responses to “Publishers Weekly on Tender Is The Bite (July 6)”

  1. B. Stover
    12:20 pm on May 18th, 2021

    The “pesky ferret” is interesting

    Good day to all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    1:43 pm on May 18th, 2021

    Ferret for it? Bumper sticker?
    Oh no not another Porsche accident???
    I hope Chet and Bernie do OK in these next two books!

  3. mlaiuppa
    4:40 pm on May 18th, 2021

    That’s a really nice review.

    Ch 23 of Bark vs Snark.Getting to the good part. Will likely finish in a day or two. OH NO!

  4. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on May 18th, 2021

    Rose!…Still no word from Rose!…wheeze!…We here are worried about her…sniffle!

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:32 pm on May 18th, 2021

    SDD!….My friend just sent her an SDD so hopefully we will hear back from her soon(ish)…sniffle!

  6. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:54 pm on May 18th, 2021

    Astrophage!…We here are still reading “Project Hail Mary”. Today was a very sad day in the story. I absolutely could not believe the author would do that!…sniff!…But he did. And I suspected he would do this early on. But NO he had to wait till we were truly and utterly committed …Bad!Bad!Bad!…Then after an hour or so of NOT reading then reading again, because we had to, things got better. Much better. And we were happy. Then crap hit the fan big time and now we have put the book down for the night because seriously I will not sleep if I read any more of it tonight….cringe!

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on May 18th, 2021

    Thick!…Have I mentioned this is a very thick book….wheeze!…I do not want it to end. No I do not…sniff!…My friend says she covered (processed) the Large Print softcover version of it today. So If you can’t see well you can still read this amazing story…gruffle!…Good Luck.

  8. Hobbit
    10:28 pm on May 18th, 2021

    Rio: I have started reading Large Print books even though I have glasses. It is so much easier! There are a couple of comic strips I no longer read in the newspaper because the writing is too dense and small to read.

    I am loving the book recommendations on this blog that occasionally pop up. I hope everyone had a good day. And I hope Friend hears from Rose.

    See everyone tomorrow.

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:37 pm on May 18th, 2021

    See!…I will See you Hobbit!…heh!

  10. Thieves!
    6:13 am on May 19th, 2021

    Rio: Belle Starr is very worrit about her Miss Wose. She insists on being in the search and rescue party for Wose. She has packed all of her glitter and ribbons for the mission. Don’t mind her quivering lip. Her only involvement in missions has been to create a diversion by throwing glitter. She is scared. She is worried. And, she is determined. Say the word. She is ready to go. Rest assured, we will be with her. Beau has cancelled bible study until the mission is complete —-no really, it’s cancelled.

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