BookHounds has moved!

9/10/12

GIVEAWAY Book Review A FISTFUL OF COLLARS by SPENCER QUINN @AtriaBooks @ChetTheDog


Book Description

September 11, 2012 Chet and Bernie Mysteries

Everyone’s favorite detective team returns in a new adventure as canine narrator Chet and his human partner P.I. Bernie Little find that Hollywood has gone to the dogs. 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.

As Bernie’s relationship with his longtime girlfriend Suzie goes long-distance, and Chet’s late-night assignations appear to have resulted in an unexpected dividend, it’s all our two sleuths can do to keep Thad and his motley entourage of yes-men, handlers, and hangers-on in their sights. Worst of all, Thad is a self-proclaimed cat person, and his feline friend Brando has taken an instant dislike to Chet.

Like the winning books before it, this fifth book in the series combines a top-notch mystery with genuine humor and a perceptive take on the relationship between human and dog that will stay with you long after the case is solved.

About the Author
Spencer Quinn is the author of four previous books, all of them New York Times bestsellers. He lives on Cape Cod with his dog, Audrey. Visit ChetTheDog.com.

 Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; First Edition edition (September 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451665164
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451665161
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER
MY THOUGHTS
LOVE LOVE LOVED IT

So Chet and Bernie are back on the job and this time there is some Hollywood action involved.  The Mayor has secured a big time movie project for the Valley and in order to make sure the star stays on the straight and narrow, his office hires The Little Detective Agency to help out.  Of course there is some history between the Valley and superstar Thad Perry.  All Bernie has to do is keep him safe and on track to finish the movie.  That is easier said than done since Thad has a deep, dark secret that seems to encourage his drug use and possibly derail the project.  Chet is all set to sniff out what makes Thad so unhappy.  

As the movie rolls along, bodies start turning up.  Bernie and Chet are present for both so far and begin to link them to Thad's body guard.  Things get really sticky when his ex wife, Leda, gets all moony eyed over Thad and their son, Charlie, is offered a small roll in the production.  To further complicate Chet's treat schedule is Susie, Bernie's girlfriend who has announced that she has a new reporting job in Washington DC.  Of course, Chet is there to narrate and keep things on track as well as collar those nasty perps.  

WOW!  I really thought I had this plot figured out from the start but there are plenty of surprises in store.  Or course Chet doesn't disappoint with his zen outlook on life which centers around his eating schedule.  Bernie is still a bit depressed and seem to be on the brink even more with Susie's defection to the East Coast, just when I thought things were going in the right direction for him.  Any fan of this series is going to adore this installment and even if you haven't read one of the books, you can easily pick this one up.   This is one of those books that I want to share with the world since Chet is the perfect narrator.  



WANT TO WIN MY Advance Reader Copy OF THIS BOOK? 
Complete the below form 
Contest is open to anyone over 13 years old with reliable mailing address 
(PO Boxes OK!) Void where prohibited.
Contest ends on 9.24.12 Winner will be chosen by Random.org 
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
Only one winner per mailing address.  Multiple entries will be deleted. 
This giveaway is sponsored by ME and ONE BOOK is available.

Follow Me
Extra Entries
+1 Follow me on Twitter HERE 
+1 Like BookHounds on Facebook HERE 
+1 Like Win a Book on Facebook HERE
+1 Be my friend on Goodreads HERE
+1 for social networking this giveaway and leave me a link once daily per site
+1 Comment, you can do this daily, just leave an email address.







77 comments:

  1. Very excited to see how many loves you love this! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Really looking forward to this one. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Daily entry 9/11. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  4. daily share - https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/245521192612683777

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  5. A new-to-me series and it sounds great!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. Chet is a great narrator and I'm anxious to read about this latest adventure.
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/pmernick1/status/245705810209021952
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Daily entry 9/12. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Daily entry 9/12/12. Thanks!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. daily entry - https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/245866681967181826

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Chet is the Greatest Hero!
    9/12/2012

    cjay (at) iavalley (dot) edu

    ReplyDelete
  12. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/pmernick1/status/246045663123632128
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Daily entry...
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Daily entry 9/13. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  15. daily entry - https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/246218475788443649

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Daily entry 9/13/12. Thanks!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Daily entry...
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/pmernick1/status/246375845386674177
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Daily entry 9/13 Thanks!

    cjay (at) iavalley (dot) edu

    ReplyDelete
  20. Daily entry 9/14/12. Thanks!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Daily entry
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/pmernick1/status/246575406013112320
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  23. https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/246585470794997760
    meikleblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Daily entry 9/14. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  25. Daily entry 9/14 Thanks!
    cjay (at) iavalley (dot) edu

    ReplyDelete
  26. Daily entry 9/15/12. Thanks!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. daily entry - https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/246935497514053632

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Daily entry
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/pmernick1/status/247011992769007616
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  30. 9/15. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Daily entry 9/15 Thanks!
    cjay (at) iavalley (dot) edu

    ReplyDelete
  32. https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/247312424439533569

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Daily entry
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  34. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/pmernick1/status/247337179834105856
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  35. Daily entry 9/16/12. Thanks!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. 9/16. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Daily entry 9/17/12. Thanks!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/247652483067949056

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  39. Sounds like a great book. I just love mysteries. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  40. Daily entry 9/17 Thanks!
    cjay (at) iavalley (dot) edu

    ReplyDelete
  41. Daily entry
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  42. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/pmernick1/status/247885243749629952
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  43. 9/18. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  44. Daily entry 9/18/12. Thanks!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  45. https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/248051821770330113

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  46. Daily entry
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  47. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/pmernick1/status/248186032078598145
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  48. Daily entry 9/19/12. Thanks!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/248377709317746688

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  50. 9/19. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  51. Daily entry
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  52. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/pmernick1/status/248589097843699715
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  53. Daily entry 9/20/12. Thanks!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  54. 9/20. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  55. https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/248760650833207296

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  56. Daily entry
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  57. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/pmernick1/status/248949296874008577
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  58. Daily entry 9/20 Thanks!
    cjay (at) iavalley (dot) edu

    ReplyDelete
  59. Daily entry 9/21/12. Thanks!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  60. https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/249123776971812865

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  61. Daily entry
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  62. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/pmernick1/status/249255048259977216
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  63. https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/249472471735087104

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  64. Daily entry 9/22/12. Thanks!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  65. daily entry
    9/22
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  66. Daily entry
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  67. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/pmernick1/status/249568930551721984
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  68. Daily entry 9/23/12. Thanks!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  69. https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/249857697153970176

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  70. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/pmernick1/status/250057296607051777
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  71. Daily entry
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  72. https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/250188542561619968

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  73. Daily entry 9/24/12. Thanks!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  74. Daily entry
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  75. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/pmernick1/status/250190197780791298
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

    ReplyDelete
  76. 9/24.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  77. Daily entry 9/24 Thanks!
    cjay (at) iavalley (dot) edu

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for leaving a note! I try to reply to all conversations!