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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (833 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Spencer Quinn Narrator: Jim Frangione Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chet and Bernie Series Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781464048227
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Hoping to bring some Tinseltown money to the Valley, the mayor lures a movie studio to town to shoot their next production, a big-budget Western in the classic tradition. The star is none other than ruggedly handsome—and notoriously badly behaved—Thad Perry. When the mayor decides that someone needs to keep an eye on Thad so that he doesn’t get into too much trouble, Bernie and Chet are handpicked for the job. The money is good but something smells fishy, and what should have been a simple matter of babysitting soon gets more complicated—especially when they discover that Thad has a mysterious connection to the Valley that nobody wants to talk about. 

What kind of secret could Thad have left behind when he went to Hollywood to seek fame and fortune? The only people who might know the answer have a bad habit of turning up dead before they can talk.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If you have ever been certain your dog understands what you’re saying, read this book. If you wish you could understand, read this book. If you don’t have dogs, read this book anyway.”

    New York Journal of Books

  • “Once again, Quinn…effectively uses a dog narrator while avoiding the sentimentality that marks many animal-centered cozies.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Between Chet’s insightful and humorous takes on human events, the fast-paced plot, and the wealth of fascinating secondary characters, this is a fine entry in a not-to-be-missed series.” 

    Booklist

  • “You would think that by the fifth series title, Quinn might have run out of ideas and quips—he hasn’t…Humorous and entertaining.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carly R | 2/6/2014

    " Amusing if you like dogs, mysteries, and dog mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deena Scintilla | 1/27/2014

    " Love, love, love this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh Talkington | 1/23/2014

    " I love the Chet and Bernie books. But I have to say this one was my least favorite. Still a good solid read. I highly recommend the whole series, which is mostly 4 and 5 star worthy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/23/2014

    " I love this series. Just the right amount of suspense, and the good guys always win! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariele | 1/22/2014

    " Spencer Quinn has done it again! Love love love and you will too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 1/22/2014

    " Not as strong as some of the other in the series, but still a very enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ming Haugen | 1/7/2014

    " review closer to publication date "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Tracey | 1/4/2014

    " I love this series and more than once, I laughed out loud. Mostly, just smiled as Chet and Bernie tackle another mystery. So much is left to the imagination in the story telling -bringing out the details of the mystery while 'seeing' the experiences through a dog's mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 1/2/2014

    " What fun! Chet and Bernie of the Little Detective Agency are back. We should all be so lucky as to have a partner like Chet the Jet, full of praise and unconditional love... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickie | 12/25/2013

    " Enjoyed hearing the story from the dog's point of view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 12/7/2013

    " Another fun romp with Chet the Jet and Bernie through the seedy underbelly of...lost the train of thought there. Oh we'll. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen O'Daly | 12/6/2013

    " This is just the most delightful series. Granted, I am biased because it is told from a dog's perspective and the dog is at least partial Border Collie, but trust me, in addition to the fun mystery aspect of the books, we could all learn from Chet's insights. Thanks, Marci, for the recommendation! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terrie | 12/4/2013

    " Darn! The last one in the series (so far). This is a great series, with a fun narrator (Chet, the dog -- he has a blog, too). I get excited every time I see Slim Jims now (Chet's favorite food!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 11/25/2013

    " This is book 5 in the series and it hasn't lost any of its spirit or appeal. I really like the Chet and Bernie mysteries. Still waiting for Bernie to find the noisy puppy that looks suspiciously like Chet! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 11/18/2013

    " I love this series, but I have to say that Chet is getting a little too wordy. Good story and characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 10/4/2013

    " Gotta love that Chet!! Really cute series. And Jeanne, after the ending to this one, I'm thinking German Shepherd. No Golden Retriever would ever be able to fight like that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 9/20/2013

    " I have loved all the Chet and Bernie series. This book is my least favorite. Too much confusion and too many characters. I found after awhile I didn't care about anyone but Chet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Beth | 8/27/2013

    " I love Bernie and Chet. Chet reminds me of another dog I know who is fixated on his owner. According to Chet, "Bernie is always the smartest one in the room". The plots always keep me guessing because the only clues I get are from Chet, who tells the story -- obviously from a dog's point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 8/13/2013

    " This series continues to get better and better. I really enjoyed this, and read through it pretty quickly because I wanted to know what was going to happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Bradford | 7/22/2013

    " These books are fun, and Quinn keeps getting better. Hope he keeps writing them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy Turner | 5/9/2013

    " Chet and Bernie are at it again! I always look forward to their newest escapades and I felt this signed advanced readers copy was a score! Spencer Quinn has penned another great mystery story. Family loyalty, both human and canine, at its finest! Thanks Quinn! Are you working on number 6? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Blanco | 4/25/2013

    " I have truly enjoyed all the Bernie & Chet books, but this one fell a little short on plot. Too much chatter of the dog losing his train of thought. Hope the next one gets a better plot to keep us interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Cook | 3/6/2013

    " I just love this series... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire Baima | 1/7/2013

    " Love Chet -- looking at our world from the viewpoint of the canine companion is a wonderful journey. This was worth reading and then some. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curtis Minsel | 11/18/2012

    " I could not get into the idea of a dog as a narrator. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyn Ross | 9/22/2012

    " It was great being on a case with Chet again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 9/17/2012

    " A Fistful of Collars continues the Chet and Bernie series. It's fun, funny, and touching. I love Chet's perceptions of the human world and his dog's-eye view of life. "

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About the Author
Author Spencer Quinn

Spencer Quinn, pseudonym of Peter Abrahams, is the New York Times bestselling author of the Chet and Bernie series and the Bowser and Birdie mysteries. He lives on Cape Cod with his dog, Audrey.

About the Narrator

Jim Frangione is an audiobook narrator who won AudioFile magazine’s 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense for his reading of Philip Carter’s The Altar of Bones and Spencer Quinn’s To Fetch a Thief. He has won six Earphones Awards and in 2009 was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.