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Spinetingler Magazine Review: The Dog Who Knew Too Much


February 12th, 2012 Posted 8:58 am

Ah, what a pleasure to re-enter the world of Chet, the canine narrator and K-9 school dropout, and his human companion, Bernie. In the midst of a plethora of dark books and novels featuring over-the-top sadism and end-of-the-world thrillers [not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you], this charming series was just what I needed!

Not that there isn’t mystery aplenty here – including a missing person, murder etc. – after all, Bernie is a detective, and although very humorous, it isn’t your usual ‘cute-sy’ animal-detective tale either – – well, now that I think of it – – the latter does have his own blog []. The author [Quinn is the nom de plume of prolific author Peter Abrahams] has given us another terrific entry – – the fourth – – in this series, which is just as delightful as the prior books.

As the book opens, Bernie has been invited to be the keynote speaker at a p.i. convention, during which the organizer of the event offers Bernie $10,000 to buy Chet, which he refuses. Soon thereafter he is hired as a bodyguard. Neither of those things turns out to be as innocuous as one might think: The p.i. is not one to take no for an answer, and the bodyguard duty somehow morphs into a search for a boy who has gone missing while on a wilderness camp hike. Who better than a talented tracker like Chet to try to find him? But things, as always, get a bit more complicated; actually, a lot more complicated, and there is ultimately much more at stake. A quick and wonderfully entertaining book, and one that is highly recommended. – Gloria Feit

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