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Spencer Quinn's Of Mutts and Men is the latest in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series that the Los Angeles Times called “nothing short of masterful"…
When Chet the dog, “the most lovable narrator in all of crime fiction” (Boston Globe), and his partner, PI Bernie Little of the desert-based Little Detective Agency, arrive to a meeting with hydrologist Wendell Nero, they are in for a shocking sight—Wendell has come to a violent and mysterious end. What did the hydrologist want to see them about? Is his death a random robbery, or something more? Chet and Bernie, working for nothing more than an eight-pack of Slim Jims, are on the case.
Bernie might be the only one who thinks the police have arrested the wrong man, including the perp’s own defense attorney. Chet and Bernie begin to look into Wendell’s work, a search that leads to a struggling winemaker who has received an offer he can’t refuse. Meanwhile, Chet is smelling water where there is no water, and soon Chet and Bernie are in danger like never before.
“I have been a Chet and Bernie fan from the start, and this is the best one yet—suspenseful, laugh-out-loud funny in places, and surprisingly tender. Chet is a wonderful narrator—top dog, you could say—but he never descends to cuteness, and Bernie is as tough a PI as Spade or Marlowe, a man as quick with his .38 as he is with a Slim Jim for his sidekick. I’m already jonesing for the next one.” —Stephen King on Of Mutts and Men
“Quinn gets inside the mind of a dog, making Chet a terrific tour guide through this absolute riot of a mystery.” —BookPage
Previous Praise for Chet and Bernie:
“Chet, the dog, and Bernie, the PI, are a team made in mystery series heaven. Would that we all were as infallible in our dogs' eyes as Bernie is in Chet's.” —Susan Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Two Good Dogs on Heart of Barkness
“Spencer Quinn speaks two languages—suspense and dog—fluently. Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and in a few places terrifying … enchanting [and]one-of-a-kind.” —Stephen King on Dog On It
“Nothing short of masterful…. Sequels are a given, and a must.” —Los Angeles Times on Dog On It
“The most winning detective duo since Shaggy met Scooby.” —Christian Science Monitor
“A sterling tale of love between a man and his dog...amusing and introspective.” —Kirkus