- Author Spencer Quinn
- Release Date January 5, 2010
- Publisher Atria
- ISBN/ASIN B002WLCKDU
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by book lover
THEREBY HANGS A TAIL by Spencer Quinn is book two in the Chet and Bernie Mystery series. The stories are told by Chet, Bernie’s dog. Bernie (and Chet) are private investigators, and the book is a clever whodunit told from the perspective of the dog. I’ve read other books using this strategy, but they have always fallen flat for me.
In this series, Quinn nails the dogs behavior and tells the mystery in clever ways. I love the relationship between Bernie and Chet as they search for Princess, a show dog who’s been kidnapped. It’s a fun murder mystery with a touch of romance between Bernie and Suzie, the local reporter who also goes missing. But Bernie and Chet are determined to save her.
If you’re a dog lover, this is must read.