Chet And Bernie #1
On Sale: February 10, 2009
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Mystery Pet Lovers
Meet Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on
It, 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
In this, their first adventure, Chet and
Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage
girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has
definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory
characters. A well-behaved, gifted student, she didn't
arrive home after school and her divorced mother is frantic.
Bernie is quick to take the case -- something about a cash
flow problem that Chet's not all that clear about -- and
he's relieved, if vaguely suspicious, when Madison turns up
unharmed with a story that doesn't add up. But when she
disappears for a second time in a week, Bernie and Chet
aren't taking any chances; they launch a full-blown
investigation. Without a ransom demand, they're not
convinced it's a kidnapping, but they are sure of one thing:
something smells funny.
Their search for clues takes them
into the desert to biker bars and other exotic locals, with
Chet's highly trained nose leading the way. Both Chet and
Bernie bring their own special skills to the hunt, one that
puts each of them in peril. But even as the bad guys try to
turn the tables, this duo is nothing if not resourceful, and
the result is an uncommonly satisfying adventure.
doggy ways and his endearingly hardboiled voice, Chet is
full of heart and occasionally prone to mischief. He is
intensely loyal to Bernie, who, though distracted by issues
that Chet has difficulty understanding -- like divorce,
child custody, and other peculiar human concerns -- is
enormously likable himself, in his flawed, all-too-human
5 comments posted.
Re: Dog On It
Sounds like a delightfully different story, one that I will enjoy!
(Barbara Elness 2:28pm June 21, 2009)
After reading the excerpt, I would love to win a signed copy of this book. Please keep writing.
(Lorraine Larose 2:33pm June 21, 2009)
I thing I would like to read this story for a K-9 view I can see the humor and the drama in the excerpt
(Ann w 9:29pm June 21, 2009)
I think this sounds like a marvelous story!
(LuAnn Morgan 9:48pm June 21, 2009)
A nice and different way to approach a
story. Should lead to lots of plot
(Patricia Barraclough 10:33pm June 21, 2009)
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