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In this third book in the brilliant mystery series, Chet and Bernie go under the big top to solve the most unlikely missing persons (and animals!) case ever.Chet has smelled a lot of unusual things in his years as trusted companion and partner to P.I. Bernie Little, but nothing has prepared him for the exotic scents he encounters when an old-fashioned traveling circus comeIn this third book in the brilliant mystery series, Chet and Bernie go under the big top to solve the most unlikely missing persons (and animals!) case ever.Chet has smelled a lot of unusual things in his years as trusted companion and partner to P.I. Bernie Little, but nothing has prepared him for the exotic scents he encounters when an old-fashioned traveling circus comes to town. Bernie scores tickets because his son is crazy about elephants. The only problem is that Peanut, the headlining pachyderm, has gone missing—along with her trainer. Stranger still, no one saw them leave. How does an elephant vanish without a trace?...

Title : To Fetch a Thief
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ISBN : 9781439157077
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Number of Pages : 307 Pages
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To Fetch a Thief Reviews

  • Stephanie
    2019-04-18 12:52

    I really like the Chet and Bernie mysteries. Chet is hilarious! I can see my dogs doing the same stuff Chet does and hearing what (possibly) goes through their minds is really entertaining.In this installation, Chet and Bernie are asked to find a missing animal trainer and his ELEPHANT! How do you lose an elephant? Anywho... The case leads them to Mexico and the world of smuggling. Bernie takes another beating in this one and Chet once again saves the day.

  • Glenn Whelan
    2019-04-14 07:31

    perfect for quick summer reading, the Chet and Bernie books never leave the bowl empty. They are kibble full of fun, entertaining detective work. They also are quick to note a bit about the human experience, seen through the eyes of a dog.This time around,To fetch a thief , the disappearance of a circus elephant leads to a string of other disappearances and wrongdoing. Spencer Quinn weaves a complex crime into a simple solution. But we read this for Chet more than the actual mystery.A brief thought. I read the first 3 "Chet and Bernie" mysteries back to back. Each one is enjoyable on its own, but as a trilogy they are repetitive. if each episode is read a year apart from the other, it will be a nice reunion, otherwise, its a one trick dog show. give yourself a break between roll over.

  • Roberta
    2019-04-02 11:39

    In recent days I have had to cut back on reviewing due to increasing “day job” demands. I still get some review books in the mail. I opened a package before going on my long anticipated vacation and was excited to see it was the latest Chet & Bernie mystery. I discovered this delightful series through an online book club and was hooked from the first page of DOG ON IT. I don’t own a dog, but fell in love with Chet immediately. Among other endearing qualities, I could relate to his tendency to go off on tangents.Bernie, Chet’s intrepid owner, has his own charm, even though he seems to be able to bond more easily with animals than women. Bernie Little is a PI and calls his business the Little Detective Agency. He is ex-military with sharp skills, but poor financial decisions seem to keep him always looking for new cases.In TO FETCH A THIEF, the third book is this clever series, Bernie and Chet are taking Charlie, Bernie’s son, to a circus. The star, Peanut, the elephant has disappeared. How can someone hide a huge animal? Bernie gets hired when it is discovered that the elephant’s trainer, Uri, is also missing. Is this a devious plot by animal rights people to close down the small circus or is something more sinister afoot? With Chet on Peanut’s special scent perhaps there is hope for a happy outcome.I loved everything about Mr. Quinn’s latest work: the humor, the poignancy and the plot twists. My only disappointment is having to wait a while for the fourth novel. TO FETCH A THIEF will appeal to all mystery readers. You really have to start with DOG ON IT, the first book to get the full flavor and fun of Chet and Bernie.

  • Alyssa
    2019-04-03 11:42

    The Quick and Dirty:Bernie Little, private detective, and his dog Chet are back and solving more mysteries in the American Southwest. The 3rd entry in this series finds the team investigating the disappearance of a circus elephant and her trainer on a twisty trail that leads them down Mexico way. Engaging, easy read with some genuinely poignant moments along the way. I heart these books so much!The Wordy Version:Seriously, I do heart these books so much. They are narrated by the black-and-white mutt (I may be biased there, if you’ve met my own dog) Chet, which is both hilarious and an awesome take on the way the canine mind may work. It’s like Hank the Cowdog for grownups! Chet is a great character—he is easily distracted by food, can’t count beyond 2, and often loses his train of thought right before an epiphany, but he is smart, determined, and more loyal than any human could ever ask for. And an amusing narrator to boot! The books are just so well-written. The style is deceptively simple, but with an understated depth that I haven’t often come across in my years of mystery reading. Chet may not always understand the intricacies of the human interactions going on around him, but his observation and reporting of them make it crystal clear to the reader what is really going on with all the human players in the story. Very clean and smart writing.I love Bernie. We only get bits and pieces of his background (Gulf War vet, divorced with a young son), but he is clearly a great guy. He’s kind of shuffling-shambling disguising his intellect à la Columbo, and he’s got such a good heart. And he really, really loves Chet. Being a dog-lover myself, I can really connect with that aspect of the book. His interactions and relationship with his dog are touching, and his respect for animals in general makes the reader in turn respect his character (unless the reader has no heart, in which case, the reader should maybe not be reading this book). Bernie and Chet are truly a team, and both parties make equal contributions the resolution of their investigations. I don’t want to get too much into the plot here—the basic shape of it is pretty much covered in the Quick and Dirty. While it’s not a whoa, big twist! kind of mystery, a lot of the fun is still in watching it unfold. As usual in the Chet and Bernie books, the side characters have a depth that we can pick up on without the author having to spend a lot of time spelling it out for us. There is a side plot involving Bernie’s ex-wife and her boyfriend, which manages to add a sort of sense of closure, rather than distract from the main plot. If I had any complaint about the story, it’s that it was a little light on love interest Suzie Sanchez this time around. But when the story draws to a close, the little bit of her we got throughout the book ends up being the perfect amount. SO WELL-WRITTEN!!!Solid writing, engaging story, main characters that are easy to love. If you like animals, dogs, mysteries, any combination of these things, or none of these things at all, then you should probably check out this series, stat.

  • Patti
    2019-04-13 14:36

    I love Chet the Jet! I love how his doggie mind works and how you can tell he sometimes is just repeating things he's heard humans say (i.e. she's [his groomer] got a great business with a great business plan) and how he sometimes gets distracted by a Cheeto. I often repeat things that I've heard and get distracted by Cheetos, so I understand this dog. Despite his sometimes simple thoughts, Chet is not to be underestimated (me, either!). His keen sense of smell and hearing give him a, uh, dog's eye view of the crime. If only he could talk!And that is another thing I love...Chet and other dogs don't "talk" to each other. Author Quinn will have Chet mention his friend Iggy (who he can't pal around with in the old days, thanks to the electric fence) barking, but I think a lesser author would have given into the temptation of having the dogs somehow "talk" to each other. I'm so glad he didn't because that would have ruined it for me.I also adore Bernie, Chet's owner. He's kinda not got it all together, but isn't *too* much of a bumbling idiot. I think the author does a really nice balancing job with him. I also like the way Leda, the ex-wife, is portrayed. She's an asshole, but you don't hate her. I like the Suzie character, as well. I think Quinn did a super job with the conversation where Suzie asks Bernie what the heck is going on between them. Come on girls, we've all been there!So, as I'm sure you can tell, I love the characters! The plots, however, are getting thinner and thinner. Once again, Chet got separated from Bernie and while he (thankfully) didn't end up in a choke chain, he still got muzzled. The mystery was a kinda weak and ended kind of dully. I hope the Quinn comes up with a dynamite mystery for his fourth installment, because the dog-as-narrator device can only go so far.Having said that, I'm sure I will keep reading these books because I love Chet so much! I think we should all try to live like this dog...all he needs to be happy is to be on the job and in Bernie's convertible (of course a Slim Jim or two wouldn't hurt). Ride on Chet!

  • Karin
    2019-03-30 11:53

    Peanut the elephant and his trainer have vanished, seemingly into thin air, and so Chet and Bernie, who have also been hired on a possible divorce case, are on the trail. But at first there is no trail; not even a scent, and boy, do elephants have a strong scent! Chet knows. When the trainer turns up dead in the desert with nary a sign of Peanut, they are investigating several shady characters which leads them on a wild goose chase, despite the fact that Chet can't see or smell any geese whatsover.This is another fun installment in this series. While it's not a y/a series, my 15 year old son has been enjoying them thoroughly. Good thing he bought me the seventh one for Christmas and I decided to have him read it. I think he'd give this series a whopping five stars, and he's finally stopped calling shotgun when he and one of his sisters are going to ride with me at the same time. Not that they've stopped vying for the front seat. That sort of tangent is the thing Chet does frequently; after all, he is a dog, and easily--a squirrel!

  • Jackie
    2019-03-29 07:56

    The third book in the hilarious Chet and Bernie Mystery series hits the shelves in late September, and it does not disappoint. They are on the trail, literally, of a missing circus elephant and her beloved trainer when they stumble upon a much higher stakes smuggling operation that will make your fur stand up. It's another fun frolic with this dynamic duo that is sure to please their many fans.

  • Connie N.
    2019-04-05 08:41

    This is just about the cutest and cleverest idea for a cozy/detective book. Bernie Little is head of the Little Detective Agency, and is a shy and endearingly bumbling kind of hero. Chet is his sidekick, a dog, and we see the story through his eyes. Chet thinks in what I imagine is a totally dog-like manner. He starts thinking about something and is easily distracted by food...or he will hear a phrase like "You're just a chicken." and misunderstand, immediately thinking about chicken...or he'll drift off to sleep in the middle of a conversation because he's tired from playing ball or whatever. But, on the plus side, Chet is very resourceful, often saving Bernie from the bad guys. In this case, they were on the trail of a missing circus elephant, of all things, when Bernie was taken by the kidnappers but Chet got away only to be captured later on. Chet's main goal was to stay "on the job," finding Peanut the elephant, then searching for Bernie. Loving relationship between man and dog, and just a warm and charming series.

  • kari
    2019-03-30 07:55

    Quickly becoming one of my favorite series. I love Chet and Bernie, what a great team they are.In this installment, they are searching for a circus elephant and her trainer who've gone missing or perhaps ran away due to influence by animal rights activism.Not only does the author do a terrific job of getting Chet right with his actions, thoughts, behaviors, but he must have studied up on elephant behavior because I felt Peanut's emotions and actions. There are also personal bits of Bernie's life that add to the book and move his life forward. IF you are looking for some great mysteries with a sense of fun, look no further. You'll find both in this series. Give it a try.

  • Joseph
    2019-03-23 13:55

    Theres no great depth to the Chet and Bernie books, but then, the author never tries to be the next Agatha Christie. They are just funny stories narrated as through the eyes of Chet-the-Jet Bernies faithful dog. This book finds the duo on a missing elephant hunt, can they help Peanut or can Peanut help them. If you want a light hearted read with a few laughs this could be the book for you, if your a dog lover then this is definitely a book for you. Probably best read in order but not essential.

  • Monica
    2019-04-16 08:36

    I really enjoyed this one. I think character-wise, this one rounded out Bernie much more. It was great to see how soft-hearted he can be with people and animals awhile still having this tough guy persona. And, of course, what isn't to love about Chet - but he just goes above and beyond in this case. Chet is giving Lassie & Enzo competition as best canine characters ever. Thoroughly entertaining fun.

  • Meg
    2019-04-12 10:44

    I just love the Chet and Bernie books. Written from the POV of Chet the Dog, this book is warm, funny and entertaining. Chet and his owner Bernie are PIs and are on the trail of a missing elephant. As nauseatingly cute as the premise sounds, the result is a gorgeous, funny book with great characters. Bernie the PI is lovely - he is my new fictional crush - and Chet the Dog is just awesomeness on four legs. Spencer Quinn is a brilliant writer (and probably an awesome dog owner).

  • Pamela Shropshire
    2019-03-25 10:38

    3.5 stars. This is the 3rd Chet & Bernie book; it's about an exotic animal-smuggling ring.It was a bit slow getting started, I thought, but I really enjoyed the bits with Peanut the Elephant. Nice to see Bernie's and Suzie's relationship moving forward as well.It's a fun series; I just wish the ebooks weren't so pricey.

  • Debra
    2019-04-14 13:42

    Stephen King recommended author and series. He said: "Spencer Quinn speaks two languages--suspense and dog--fluently."

  • ☺Trish
    2019-04-14 14:56

    A really enjoyable installment of the Chet and Bernie Mysteries by Spencer Quinn! Great ending . . .

  • David
    2019-03-31 14:50

    I can't really put into words how much I enjoy this series, even though I've read it out of order. This is #3 and I can say that they got even better than this. The author's skill at narrating a mystery from the point of a dog is nothing short of genius and great fun. Chet often hears a human idiom that he doesn't quite comprehend and it is always good for a laugh. To further the feeling of the dog serving as narrator there are those delightful moments of canine Attention deficit along the way and while they do create rabbit chases (figuratively speaking) even those are comedic moments that should serve to delight the reader as the author does an excellent job of keeping them short and then allowing Chet to return to the tale he is telling. This time along, we meet Peanut, a female African elephant, who is missing from a traveling circus in town. Bernie, is also faced with a moral dilemma as he is caught between a client and someone he cares about. However, he is also hired to hunt down the elephant-- and nobody seems to really care it is missing except PoPo the clown, and that primarily because Popo has a special relationship with the animal trainer. Even the owner of the circus doesn't seem perplexed as the prevailing theory of the case is that the trainer succumbed to the propaganda of the animal rights activists and freed Peanut from serving as a circus trainer. Along the way Chet gets to do his K-9 thing (we are reminded that he was first in his class at police K-9 school, but an unfortunate incident involving a squirrel apparently caused him to fail the final examination)-- and Bernie gets to be a Private Investigator and use his brain and brawn. Bernie is both a clever manipulator of people AND a tough guy when he needs to be. As always, the author throws a whole mess of interesting characters into the stew pot-- some Bernie knows from way back and some the partners meet along the way. There are some clever twists and turns, and the author stretches the imagination a bit about Chet's abilities-- for Chet always manages to save the day... Even though these are the Chet and Bernie mysteries, Chet is, after all, the hero and always acts heroically and comes through in the end.A rousing mystery series, told in a comic overtone that never lets the reader forget that lives and livelihoods are in danger. I see that there are a number of Kindle e-book shorts available in this series and I will be checking them out.

  • Maddy
    2019-03-31 08:57

    PROTAGONIST: Bernie Little, PI, and Chet, DogSERIES: #3 of 3RATING: 3.25One unfortunate thing about being a small-time PI is that you pretty much have to take any case that comes your way. Bernie Little and his partner Chet, the dog, are watching the wife of Marvin Winkleman. As he suspected, she’s cheating on him, with someone that Bernie knows only too well. The other man is Malcolm, significant other to Bernie’s ex-wife, Leda. In fact, they have just announced their engagement. Bernie isn’t too anxious to bring Malcolm’s dalliance into the light, especially since his son, Charlie, is living with the couple.Bernie treasures any time that he can get with Charlie. The traveling circus is in town; but when they arrive, they learn that the main attraction, Peanut, the elephant, is missing. How on earth can someone take an animal of that size without leaving a trace? Bernie and Chet are hired by the circus clown, Popo, to find Peanut and his trainer and Popo’s lover, Uri DeLeath.One thing that Chet brings to the partnership is a terrific sense of smell, and the two are soon following Peanut’s scent. There’s more going on than meets the eye; their hunt leads them into Mexico and a bunch of unsavory characters, criminals and law enforcement officials alike. Rest assured, everything works out well for Peanut, Chet and Bernie and even Leda and Malcolm.TO FETCH A THIEF is the third book in this very popular series. The books are narrated by Chet, and a large part of their appeal is experiencing the action from a dog’s point of view. There are several laugh-out-loud moments that develop from this unique perspective. The humor often arises out of Chet’s taking the things that the humans say very literally. The way he interprets phrases such as“time bomb” or a “wild goose chase” is hilarious. It’s fun to see how his mind works.Although I enjoy this series, I recommend that you allow a long period between the individual books. There are just so many ways that Chet can look at things, and reading the books closely together diminishes the humor, since Chet’s thoughts can be quite redundant from book to book.

  • Wendy Hines
    2019-04-19 10:31

    I've read alot of books with animals as one of the main characters. But I've never read a book narrated by a dog -- until now. This is the first Chet and Bernie book I have read, but it is the third in the series with Dog on It, and Thereby Hangs a Tail preceding it.PI Bernie Little runs the Little Detective Agency, along with his partner and counterpart, Chet, a very intelligent and watchful dog. Not much gets past him. When the two are staking out a motel for a man who things his wife is two-timing her, it's pretty boring. Until they see two visitors come and leave the establishment, one they later realize is dating Bernie's ex-wife.Bernie's ex-wife asks him to watch their young son, and offers some tickets to the circus that has come to town, so the three of them set off for a fun-filled evening. Chet is in doggie heaven with all of the smells and his son is excited with all of the going ons. But his excitement quickly turns to disappointment when they realize the Big Top is closed. It seems that Peanut the elephant and his trainer has disappeared. The police are investigating but Bernie's son thinks that he should get involved since that is what he does for a living. Chet ambles about the big tent and pokes his nose in Peanut's trailer, gathering a scent into his nose. He follows the smell, his nose leading the way, but pauses when he realizes that it leads out of the Big Top and into the desert. Bernie thinks they should let the police do their job, but then Popo the Clown approaches Bernie and Chet and hires them to find the missing duo. They set out on a journey of dangerous proportions enclosing around them, unbeknownst to them. Chet will need all of his senses if he hopes to get them all home safely and find Peanut and her trainer.Like I said, I've never read a book with a dog narrator, but I found it absolutely delightful. I fell in love with Chet and the mystery had me up turning the pages into the wee morning. This is a series I highly recommend if you love reading about pets, or mysteries. And that cover is marvelous!!

  • Lucinda
    2019-04-14 13:54

    To Fetch a Thief (Atria 2010) finds private detective Bernie Little and his faithful companion Chet the dog doing surveillance outside a motel, watching the possibly errant wife of a new client. Chet is relieved that there will soon be money coming in; the failed investment in Hawaiian pants hasn’t helped their financial situation. But Bernie is less concerned about money than doing the right thing, especially when he realizes that ex-wife’s new love interest is the man his client’s cheating wife is meeting at a motel. A gift of tickets takes Chet, Bernie, and Bernie’s son Charlie to the the Drummond Family Traveling Circus, which is unfortunately closed. Peanut, the elephant star, and her trainer Uri DeLeath have both seemingly vanished into thin air. Popo the clown, Uri’s partner, is convinced that Uri wouldn’t have stolen the elephant, and joins Charlie in convincing Bernie to take the case. With few clues to follow, Bernie has to rely on Chet’s amazing nose to lead them in the right direction. The local police don’t view the disappearance as a serious crime until Uri is found dead in the desert from the bite of an illegal African puff adder. Chet’s expertise in reading body language and following faint scent trails is balanced against his short attention span and inability to communicate all he knows to Bernie, who has plenty of skills of his own but doesn’t always make the connections Chet does. Chet’s dryly humorous narration carries this 3rd in a captivating series, a finalist for the Left Coast Crime Watson Award.Spencer Quinn page at SYKM

  • Mitch
    2019-04-17 07:31

    I picked this book up off a relative's bookshelf and skipped along through it, aided by the short sentences and thoughts that make up the novel.I think I've only read one other mystery that was told from a pet animal's perspective and that time it was two cats giving their version of events.It's a pretty crazy idea to start with and I spent a lot of time wondering if the main character's thoughts and actions lined up with what you'd expect from a dog.The answer to that was 'sometimes'.On the other hand, a book like this was never intended to be scrutinized. It's light entertainment and that's all.If you love dogs, private eyes and dark mysteries involving bad guys and circus elephants, this book will entertain you.

  • Paul Pessolano
    2019-03-26 15:31

    Spencer Quinn has put together a very enjoyable series of books that feature private investigator, Bernie Little, and his precocious mutt, Chet. There are presently three books in the series; the first two are, "Dog On It" and "Thereby Hangs a Tail". All three are highly entertaining and do not have to read in order. These books can also be read by anyone because there is nothing objectionable in them regarding language or content."To Catch a Thief" finds Bernie and Chet at the circus. The main attraction is an elephant named "Peanuts". Peanuts and his trainer are missing and Chet picks up the scent of the missing pachyderm and the chase is on.The investigation takes them south of the border to Mexico and Bernie finds himself in the custody of the Mexican police and Chet is left to fend for himself in the desert. Chet with an un "canine" ability locates Peanuts and the two of them are off to save Bernie and take care of the bad guys.The "Chet and Bernie Mysteries" are unusual in that they story is told through the eyes of Chet, and how a dog might see and react to the world around them. These books contain a nice mixture of mystery, action, and fun.

  • Megan Kelly
    2019-04-16 08:50

    Spencer Quinn's dog character, Chet, has become a favorite of mine. The author does an amazing job of staying in a dog's head--Chet never knows anything he shouldn't, anything human, or anything he doesn't experience himself. And the things he overhears or sees but doesn't understand are priceless ("Just spit it out," Bernie might say, and Chet thinks "oh, no, not in the cab of the truck." LOL)Let me say, Spencer Quin does an incredible feat here--I don't like animal pov, I don't like circuses, and I'm not interested in Mexico. This book features all those things and I was riveted.Listened to this one, as I love Chet's "voice." This is the third of the Chet and Bernie series, wherein Chet is the narrator. He flunked out of canine police school and was adopted by Bernie Little of the Little Detective Agency. I don't like animal point of view, narratiing, thinking, etc. EXCEPT for Chet. If you don't like the first five pages, don't bother reading/listening. The books stay true to character throughout. I started skeptical and have loved every one.

  • Ivonne Rovira
    2019-04-07 12:44

    Private detective Bernie Little and his intrepid canine companion Chet investigate the disappearance of an elephant and his trainer from a rundown circus. In addition, Bernie must deal with an ethical dilemma involving his shrewish ex-wife. To say much more would be to ruin the surprises of Spencer Quinn's third entry in this engaging mystery series.Granted, the dog's eye view can sometimes grate this third time around; Chet's misunderstandings and foibles were more endearing when they were fresh in Dog on It, the first book in this series. However, To Fetch a Thief contains enough action, suspense, clever plotting and laughs that you'll soon forget any irritation. Here's to hoping that Chet and Bernie stay partners for a long, long time.

  • Foxthyme
    2019-04-22 09:35

    I am a total sucker for Chet and Bernie mysteries. What's not to love about a mystery novel series told from Chet the dog's point of view? Chet is a flunked out of police school rebel who is more than happy to be hanging out with his best pal Bernie while solving murders and disappearances, and nabbing the bad guys. In this novel, Chet and Bernie have the task of tracking down a missing elephant trainer and elephant, Peanut. You wouldn't think it would be so hard finding an elephant, would you? Especially with Chet's ability to track as part of the mix. But throw in some bat-wielding bad guys, bacon, more plot twists than tangled fishing line, a female dog, and an inability for Chet to hold a major thought for long, and you've got a great original read.A note: Chet and Bernie Mysteries are also great in the audible book form to totally bring life and intrigue to boring long drives.

  • Megan (ReadingRover)
    2019-04-05 07:49

    I love these books. They're just so entertaining. Yeah they are basically all the same but I don't care. They're fun. Chet and Bernie go on a case. Things get a little mixed up. Somehow Chet get separated from Bernie. Chet solves most of the case on his own. Then Chet finds Bernie and they both get out of another jam by the skin of their teeth and save the day. I love seeing and hearing everything from Chet's point of view. He's the narrator and does a wonderful job. The stories are told exactly as a dog would tell them. (At least that's how I imagine a dog thinks and talks about things). Bottom line is these books are awesome and I've got the next one on my library hold list!

  • Penny Ramirez
    2019-04-05 10:35

    Enh. It was amusing, but I guess I really *did* need to listen to something lighter in tone, because I kept wishing the action would hurry up and happen, and then I had to remind myself that I was listening to a DOG, fercryinoutloud. I enjoy Chet's philosophical moments, but then I start thinking it's getting repetitive (I think I can go quite a while without hearing the phrases "breaking rocks in the hot sun" or "but he's wearing an orange jumpsuit now" - seriously) and then I have to remind myself about the canine narrator thing again.I may take a longer break before continuing with this series - but I do so wish I had a dog like Chet!

  • Kwoomac
    2019-03-26 11:45

    My four star rating here reflects exactly what the goodreads rating guide suggests: Really liked it. It's not a brilliant piece of literature or anything but this author does deliver what I'm looking for when I pick up one of his Bernie Little and Chet the jet series. Bernie owns a detective agency and Chet is his trusty sidekick. The stories are told in Chet's voice and you're either going to love this or hate it. I happen to love it. In spite of the fact that I know everything is going to turn out all right, I still get upset when Chet gets into what seems like an untenable situation. My bad for doubting his skills. Good dog, Chet.

  • Joshua
    2019-03-28 07:42

    I found this to be an enjoyable mystery book. I do not read many mystery books (this is probably only my second mystery book so far), but this one was an interesting read. I have never heard of the Chet and Bernie series before reading this but I liked the idea of having the story being told from the dog's perspective. The plot was enjoyable and the characters were all mainly interesting. I did think though that some of the humor (such as the dog Chet taking some of the human's quotes literally) did get repetitive after a while. I am curious about the other books in the series however and I may give them a read in the near future.

  • Brad
    2019-04-08 13:45

    To Fetch a Thief is Book #3 in the Chet & Bernie series by Spencer Quinn. Chet is a K-9 school dropout and teams with Bernie at the Little Detective Agency. The story is told from Chet's POV and it is hilarious. Do you like a little crime fiction? Do you like to laugh? Do you wonder what your dog is really thinking? You're missing out if you don't give Chet a try. Peanut, the elephant, has been kidnapped and the Little Detective Agency has been hired to find her. Animal trafficking, Mexico, lovely Mexican doggies and sneaky desert motels. Can Chet save the day?

  • Jacqueline Carey
    2019-04-19 15:48

    I found "Dog On It," the first book in the Chet and Bernie mystery series, an unexpected delight. Canine narrator Chet's voice isn't just a clever device. It rings true, and will especially tickle anyone who knows and loves dogs. At three books in with "To Fetch a Thief," it's starting to wear a bit thin (and to be honest, I've never been crazy about Bernie), but overall, I was still entertained and charmed; and a surprisingly poignant scene near the end involving an elephant got to me!