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Starred Review From Library Journal


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Library Journal Reviews A Fistful of Collars


July 11th, 2012 Posted 7:43 am

Quinn makes this reviewer laugh. Maybe it’s because I am a dog lover, or maybe it’s because he writes from the dog’s point of view. Maybe it’s because he is just plain funny. In their latest adventure (after The Dog Who Knew Too Much), PIs Chet (a border collie) and Bernie (his human companion) are hired to “babysit” Thad Perry, a movie star with a partying streak. Deaths occur, some mourned more than others, and Bernie finds hints that Thad has links to a cold case. As always, Chet and Bernie are true partners who love each other unconditionally. No one can come between them, and no one can put things over on them. You would think that by the fifth series title, which this is, Quinn might have run out of ideas and quips—he hasn’t. VERDICT Although readers will be able to identify the villain before the dénouement, they will enjoy the ride getting there. Fans of Janet Evanovich or Donna Andrews will enjoy Quinn’s humorous and entertaining mysteries.—Susan Hayes, Chattahoochee Valley Libs., GA

Welcome Falcon & Holly from Pender Island, BC, and Fred, a rescue who landed on his feet.


Library Journal Pre-Pub Alert: The Dog Who Knew Too Much


March 1st, 2011 Posted 7:38 am


Quinn, Spencer. The Dog Who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery. Atria. Sept. 2011. 320p. ISBN 9781439157091. $25; eISBN 9781439163078.

One wonders whether this dog knew how popular Quinn’s series would be when it launched a few years back with Dog On It. In any case, cool canine Chet and his beloved Bernie are busy. They’ve been hired to find a boy missing from a wilderness camp and possibly snatched by his divorced dad, but Chet noses out some new clues that make things look more desperate. Meanwhile, both Bernie’s girlfriend’s old boyfriend and a stray pup suspiciously resembling Chet appear on the scene. Great, cozy fun even if you’re not nuts for dogs; with a four-city tour and a reading group guide.

“Accurate plot-wise?” says Admin.

“Perhaps not in every detail,” says Spence. “But nice.”


Hmmff? One of those interesting human sounds I never get tired of. What do I get tired of? Hey! There’s a thought.

Welcome Lassie (and Timmy), Kelly (excellent snowman apprehending), Nikki, snow dog, Buddy. Shotgun rider failed to load – please try again.


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