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"Dog On It - Chet and Bernie Mystery #1" by Spencer Quinn

“Do On It” was original, funny and an absolute must-read for dog lovers.

Told entirely from the point of view of Chet, a large, mixed-breed dog with mismatched ears, who, for reasons we never quite get to, didn’t make it all the way through his police dog training but who is now partnered with Bernie, a large, divorced, ex-cop, ancient-Porsche-driving PI. 444 more words

Book Reviews

Scents and Sensibility - book review

I’ve owned Scents and Sensibility, the 8th book in the Chet and Bernie series, for at least a year (it was published in 2015).  When  I interviewed Peter Abrahams (pen name Spencer Quinn) in September 2016 for my column in NZ Dog World, he had put his plans for another Chet and Bernie ‘on hold’ whilst writing The Right Side.  235 more words


In The Spotlight: Spencer Quinn's The Right Side

Hello, All,

Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. I always enjoy getting reading recommendations from bookish friends. They broaden my reading perspective, and often invite me to ‘meet’ authors whose work I wouldn’t otherwise know. 990 more words


'Bow Wow: A Bowser and Birdie Novel' by Spencer Quinn is the 3rd in this Dog-Narrated Series for Children

Young readers love books about dogs and Spencer Quinn’s series about Bowser and Birdie is no exception. “Bow Wow” is the third book in the series that began with “Woof” and continued with “Arf.” Adults might be familiar with Quinn’s series about Chet and Bernie, which features the fabulous detective dog Chet, whose narrative sounds suspiciously like that of Bowser. 253 more words


The Right Side by Spencer Quinn

If PTSD in returning soldiers wasn’t such a serious issue, then The Right Side by Spencer Quinn would be a humorous book. But it is a serious issue and Quinn handles it with humor while getting his point across: PTSD can manifest itself in many ways, some of which mess with your mind, make you forget things you remembered seconds ago, disorient you. 275 more words


Book Review: The Right Side by Spencer Quinn

What I thought was going to be the story of a wounded warrior and a dog finding a missing child was not that at all. 438 more words

Book Review

Pub Day Repost: The Right Side by Spencer Quinn

The Right Side

by Spencer Quinn
eARC, 336 pg.
Atria Books, 2017
Read: May 11 – 12, 2017

Okay, since I first opened the pages of Dog On It 8 years ago, I’ve been a Spencer Quinn fan — it probably took me two chapters to consider myself one. 777 more words