Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Great Mystery for Dog Lovers (and others): Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn

 As a dog lover and a mystery book lover, I always enjoy finding when the two come together. Author Spencer Quinn does that brilliantly in his series called the "Chet and Bernie Mysteries." I just finished reading "Thereby Hangs a Tail" and it was really enjoyable and I highly recommend it!  Bernie Little is the detective who has his own agency called "The Little Detective Agency." Along with his faithful dog Chet, they solve mysteries.  Here's the GREAT aspect - the stories are told from Chet's perspective. Spencer Quinn really does make you feel like the dog is telling the story - because Chet will be thinking of the case and suddenly get distracted by a cat or squirrel. Fun stories and really great mysteries. Check them out!  - Rob
Author's Website:

WHO IS CHET THE DOG?  Meet Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of the Chet & Bernie Mystery Series, who works alongside Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator. Chet might have flunked out of police school (“I’d been the best leaper in K-9 class, which had led to all the trouble in a way I couldn’t remember exactly, although blood was involved”), but he’s a detective through and through. (from the author's website)

BOOK SYNOPSIS (from the author's website):  In Thereby Hangs a Tail, Bernie and Chet are called on to investigate threats made against an unlikely target—a pretty and pampered show dog named Princess.  What seems like a lark of a case turns serious when Princess and her owner are abducted.  To make matters worse, Bernie’s on-again off-again girlfriend, reporter Susie Sanchez, disappears too.  When Chet is separated from Bernie, he’s on his own to put the pieces together, find his way home, and save the day.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next