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DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: To Fetch a Thief by Spencer Quinn

Product Description

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.

About the Author

Spencer Quinn lives on Cape Cod with his dog, Audrey.  He is currently working on the next Chet and Bernie novel.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Atria (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439157073
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439157077

Chet has to be one of my favorite dog narrators of all time. I can't wait for the third book in this mystery series and I hope there are many more. Chet, if you are reading this, I have a special treat if you will agree to an interview!


  1. I confess I have never heard about these books before. I'm thrilled to come across your review! Despite that cats all over my blog, I adore dog's too and enjoy good mystery/suspense books. This sounds like a perfect mix! I love your review and you have piqued my interest so much so that I am off to look more into this series and have added these books and author to my TBR list!

    Thank you!
    ~ Amy

  2. A third one? I need to catch up! I like the big top on the cover!

  3. I am here from Book Blogs *smiling* following you now ...

  4. I think this series sounds so great! I have to catch up on it.
    I checked to see if they were on my library's online audio but they weren't.


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