Spencer Quinn Books In Order

Chet and Bernie Mysteries Books In Publication Order

  1. Dog On It (2008)
  2. Thereby Hangs a Tail (2009)
  3. To Fetch a Thief (2010)
  4. The Dog Who Knew Too Much (2011)
  5. A Fistful of Collars (2012)
  6. The Sound and the Furry (2013)
  7. Paw and Order (2014)
  8. Scents and Sensibility (2015)
  9. Heart of Barkness (2019)
  10. Of Mutts and Men (2020)
  11. Tender is the Bite (2021)
  12. It’s a Wonderful Woof (2021)

Chet and Bernie Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. A Cat Was Involved (2012)
  2. The Iggy Chronicles, Volume One (2013)
  3. Tail of Vengeance (2014)
  4. Santa 365 (2015)

Bowser and Birdie Books In Publication Order

  1. Woof (2015)
  2. Arf (2016)
  3. Bow Wow (2017)

Queenie & Arthur Books In Publication Order

  1. Ruff vs. Fluff (2019)
  2. Paws vs. Claws (2019)
  3. Bark vs. Snark (2020)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Right Side (2017)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Up All Night (2008)

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Spencer Quinn Books Overview

Dog On It

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 and 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. With his 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 way.

Thereby Hangs a Tail

In the irresistible second Chet and Bernie mystery, Chet gets a glimpse of the show dog world turned deadly. What first seems like a walk in the park to wise and lovable canine narrator Chet and his human companion Bernie to investigate threats made against a pretty, pampered show dog turns into a serious case when Princess and her owner are abducted. To make matters worse, Bernie’s on again, off again girlfriend, reporter Susie Sanchez, disappears too. When Chet is separated from Bernie, he s on his own to put the pieces together, find his way home, and save the day. Spencer Quinn s ‘brilliantly original’ Richmond Times Dispatch and ‘masterful’ Los Angeles Times new series combines genuine suspense and intrigue with humor and insight for a tail wagging good time readers won t soon forget.

To Fetch a Thief

In the third book in the brilliant New York Times bestselling series featuring a lovable and wise dog narrator, Chet and Bernie go under the big top to solve the most unlikely missing persons and animals! case ever. We were outnumbered, some big number against two. When it comes to numbers, two is as far as I go, but it’s enough, in my opinion…
. Sit, Bernie said. I sat. Bernie would think of something he always did. That was one of the things that made the Little Detective Agency such a success, except for the finances part…
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 to this less than greatest show on earth because his son Charlie is crazy about elephants. The only problem is that Peanut, the headlining pachyderm of this particular one ring circus, has gone missing along with her trainer, Uri DeLeath. Stranger still, no one saw them leave. How does an elephant vanish without a trace? At first there s nothing Bernie and Chet can do it s a police matter and they have no standing in the case. But then they re hired by Popo the Clown, who has his own reasons for wanting to find out what has become of the mysteriously missing duo. After Chet takes a few sniffs in Peanut s trailer and picks up her one of a kind scent, he and Bernie are in hot pursuit, heading far away from the bright lights of the traveling show and into the dark desert night. Some very dangerous people would prefer that Chet and Bernie disappear for good and will go to any lengths to make that happen. Across the border in Mexico and separated from Bernie, Chet must use all his natural strength and doggy smarts to try to save himself not to mention Bernie and a decidedly uncooperative Peanut, too. To Fetch a Thief shows why readers everywhere have fallen head over paws in love with the Chet and Bernie mystery series. Top notch suspense, humor, and insight into the ways our canine companions think and behave make this the most entertaining and irresistible book in the series yet.

The Dog Who Knew Too Much

After Dog On It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, and To Fetch a Thief, here is the fourth mystery featuring an irresistible canine narrator.

A Fistful of Collars

Chet the dog and Bernie, his private investigator companion, are back in the New York Times bestselling mystery series as they investigate a movie star with a shady past. Stephen King has called Chet a canine Sam Spade full of joie de vivre. Robert B. Parker has dubbed Spencer Quinn’s writing major league prose. Each of the books in this irresistible mystery series is a New York Times bestseller and now Quinn returns with a story that reveals the true magnitude of Chet s star power. Hoping to bring some Hollywood money to the Valley, the mayor lures a movie studio to town to shoot their next major production starring Chad Perry. Known for his bad behavior, Chad needs a babysitter and the mayor hires Chet and Bernie for the job. The money is good, but something smells fishy. When they dig into the details of an old crime, they discover that Chad has links to the Valley that go way back. To complicate matters, for some odd reason, Chad s cat, Brando, seems hellbent on making trouble for Chet. Like the winning books before it, this latest in the series offers a top notch mystery and a rollicking good read about this irresistible human canine P.I. team.

Up All Night

A brush with the supernatural? A rock concert? A reunion? A poolside revelation? The need to know what’s up? The confessions of a friend? The dream of escape? A sick pet? An English assignment? The rear window view of a murder next door? The search for the mother you never met? What keeps you Up All Night? This remarkable collection of award winning and bestselling authors is thought provoking, insightful, heartfelt, and powerful.

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