Dog on it / Spencer Quinn.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st Atria books paperback ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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.
    • Notes:
      A Chet and Bernie mystery.
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    • ABNT:
      QUINN, S. Dog on it. [s.l.] : Atria Books, 2009. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 14 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Quinn S. Dog on It. Atria Books; 2009. Accessed October 14, 2019.
    • APA:
      Quinn, S. (2009). Dog on it. Atria Books. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Quinn, Spencer. 2009. Dog on It. A Chet and Bernie Mystery: 1. Atria Books.
    • Harvard:
      Quinn, S. (2009) Dog on it. Atria Books (A Chet and Bernie mystery: 1). Available at: (Accessed: 14 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Quinn, S 2009, Dog on it, A Chet and Bernie mystery: 1, Atria Books, viewed 14 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Quinn, Spencer. Dog on It. Atria Books, 2009. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Quinn, Spencer. Dog on It. A Chet and Bernie Mystery: 1. Atria Books, 2009.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Quinn S. Dog on it [Internet]. Atria Books; 2009 [cited 2019 Oct 14]. (A Chet and Bernie mystery: 1). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2008 December #1

*Starred Review* An exciting new mystery series debuts with this first Chet and Bernie novel. Chet the Jet is a dog who failed K-9 school (cats in the open country played a role in his demise), but now he is a dedicated PI and works with Bernie, owner of the Little Detective Agency. The story is told entirely from Chet s point of view, which will delight dog-loving mystery readers, but the book is also an excellent PI tale, dogs aside, as Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl whose developer dad may be up to no good. Chet may not understand things like maps (he doesn t need them, as he can sniff his way home), but he is a great sleuth who finds the girl and solves the case. The always upbeat Chet may well be one of the most appealing new detectives on the block, but conscientious, kind, and environmentally aware Bernie is a close runner-up. Excellent and fully fleshed primary and secondary characters, a consistently doggy view of the world, and a sprightly pace  make this a not-to-be-missed debut. Essential for all mystery collections and for dog lovers everywhere. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2009 January #1

At last, a dog lover's mystery that portrays dogs as they really are. Chet, the canine narrator, forgets he isn't supposed to bark. He doesn't remember the choker chain is around his neck. He wonders what the noise is when he finds himself growling and questions where the breeze is coming from when his tail is wagging. Although ideas may not remain in his head for long, his loyalty to and love for his owner, Bernie, a divorced, financially strapped PI, are forever in his heart. A teenage girl, Madison, goes missing and might have been kidnapped, and Bernie takes the case. Bernie, Chet, and Suzie, a newspaper investigative reporter, follow the clues to an abandoned ghost town and mine. Quinn's characters are endearing, and his narrative is intriguing, fast-moving, and well written. Even cat lovers will find it entertaining. This first in a projected series by newcomer Quinn is highly recommended.—Susan Hayes, Chattahoochee Valley Libs., Columbus, GA

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PW Reviews 2008 December #4

Set in the Valley of an unnamed Western state, Quinn's winning debut introduces one smart canine detective and his partner, PI Bernie Little of the Little Detective Agency, who's pretty quick on the uptake himself. Chet, a "lively mongrel" with one white ear and one black ear, serves as the book's narrator, communicating with Bert via doggy methods that verge on the telepathic ("I wagged my tail, that quick one-two wag meaning yes, not the over-the-top one that wags itself and can mean lots of things"). Wealthy divorce Cynthia Chambliss hires Bernie, a former cop, to find her missing 15-year-old daughter, Madison, whose father is a real estate developer who smells suspiciously of cat. (Chet's keen sense of smell comes in handy.) When Madison reappears and disappears again, her dad says she's just a runaway, though Bernie thinks otherwise. Chet must use all his superdog tricks to extricate Bernie from a mighty tight fix in a climax that fans of classic mysteries are sure to appreciate. (Feb.)

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