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From the Cape Cod Times


October 7th, 2013 Posted 9:16 am

“The Sound and the Furry: A Chet and Bernie Mystery,” Spencer Quinn (Atria Books, ISBN 978-1-4767-0322-0, 311 pages, $25)

Leave it to Spencer Quinn (aka Peter Abrahams of Falmouth) to come up with another clever and hilarious outing for canine narrator Chet and his human, Bernie, as they head to the bayous of Louisiana, where there’s a potential crime and a lot of other exotic smells for Chet to check out. Previous titles in this fun series include: “Dog On It,” “Thereby Hangs a Tail,” “To Fetch a Thief,” “The Dog Who Knew Too Much” and “A Fistful of Collars.” – Melanie Lauwers

Welcome Moby, Tess.


Random Amazon Review We Like


September 26th, 2013 Posted 8:10 am

Chet and Bernie are wonderful, well developed characters who get placed in circumstances which would beat the average PI. However, they don’t have Chet as a partner. Through all of the books, we have gotten to know them and learn more and more; when Chet remembers or isn’t distracted by a Cheetos. After starting the book one becomes engrossed in the story and it’s another can’t put down read.

– Bruce Olin on The Sound and the Furry.

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Random Amazon Review We Like


September 19th, 2013 Posted 9:36 am

A mystery told from the voice of the detective’s side-kick, a dog. Oh please. I was hesitant to start this series, but a friend had recommended it so I read beyond the first few pages. And then… I kept reading, and reading, and before I knew it I was completely smitten. Since that time, I’ve devoured every book that Chet has narrated about his adventures at the Little Detective Agency. While each book is full of silly word play and misunderstandings, there is brilliance in this series. The characters are unique and lovable. The stories are thrilling, but funny too. The dialogue is pitch perfect. And there’s something about how the narrator Chet tells you one thing, but you come away seeing something very different that makes the reading experience a delight and will leave you thinking, “How did Quinn do that?”

If you love books with a great narrator voice like those of of Nick Hornby, Sherman Alexie, Mark Twain, and Alexander McCall Smith, you will love this book too. While it’s hard to put down and makes you laugh out loud, it sneaks across that threshold of popular fiction and into the literary realm.

J. Grant on The Sound and the Furry.

Last night in Georgia, Spencer Quinn and stress ball winner (and Plunderer extraordinaire) Sharon/HOH.


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A Thoughtful Review: The Sound and the Furry (coming Tuesday!)


September 6th, 2013 Posted 8:35 am

“Hey!” Admin says. “I never knew you were up to all this!”

“Don’t start,” says Spence.


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