“I could smell him—or rather the booze on his breath—before he even opened the door, but my sense of smell is pretty good, probably better than yours. The key scratched against the lock, finally found the slot. The door opened and in, with a little stumble, came Bernie Little, founder and part owner (his ex-wife, Leda, walked off with the rest) of the Little Detective Agency. I’d seen him look worse, but not often.
He mustered a weak smile. ‘Hey, Chet.’
I raised my tail and let it thump down on the rug, just so, sending a message.
‘I’m a little late, sorry. Need to go out?’
Why would that be? Just because my back teeth were floating? But then I thought, What the hell, the poor guy, and I went over and pressed my head against the side if his leg. He scratched between my ears, really digging his fingers in, the way I like. Bliss. How about a little more, down the back of the neck? I hunched my shoulders a bit, giving him the idea. Ah, nice. Very nice.”
Dog On It by Spencer Quinn (pen name for author Peter Abrahams) is the first book of the Chet and Bernie Mystery series. Most of us wonder, “What is going through my dog’s head? Does he/she have thoughts like us?” Well, here’s your chance to get your answer. Chet, the canine companion of Bernie Little, takes us on adventures, solving mysteries the only way he knows how: by being a dog. It may take you for a loop on how Chet thinks, but soon you’ll be hooked. You’ll be asking yourself the question: Am I still reading to see the mystery solved? Or am I addicted to the scattered, but smart thoughts of Chet?
If you finish the first book in a flash, like we did, then here are the following books in this fabulous series, and a link to Chet’s blog.
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