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Woof Worthy Reads: A Fistful of Collars

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I don’t think it’s any secret that I am a fan of smart dogs.
After all, I have my own smart (aleck) puggle. That’s why I love the Chet and Bernie Mysteries by Spencer Quinn. We get a dog’s eye view of the action as Chet the Dog and his human partner, Bernie unravel and solve a myriad of mysteries.That’s right, the Chet & Bernie books are written from the dog’s perspective.

A fun and refreshing look at story-telling, the doggy-ness of Chet and how he views the world adds another layer of mystery to the story as Chet tries to puzzle out the baffling actions of the humans around him and important issues like when was the last time he had a good sausage.The canine narrative is authentic, showcasing the bond between a dog and his person. Chet is every dog and I’m certain you’ll see sparks of your own canine in his sparkling personality, dogged sense of humour and his enthusiasm for a good biscuit.

Fifth in the series, A Fistful of Collars is a fantastic addition to the story.


This book follows Chet and Bernie as they play watchdog to Thad Perry, a Hollywood hunk and notorious bad boy who is filming a movie in their hometown. What should have been an easy babysitting job turns complicated when a murder leads Bernie to look into Thad’s mysterious connection to the Valley and two murders, decades apart. Add a fussy feline, a host of Hollywoof Yes-Men and a long-distance love story to the mix and you’ll be lost in this story in no time. Plus, this time around Chet’s got a mystery of own for Bernie to uncover.

A great book to curl up with on a cold winter night.

Grab your copy of A Fistful of Collars, a cup of cocoa and your furry friend then cuddle up on the couch for some well deserved R&R. For more great reads, check out the earlier books in the Chet & Bernie Series: Dog On It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, To Fetch a Thief and The Dog Who Knew Too Much, plus the short e-book A Cat Was Involved (under $5, this story is a great way to get a taste of Chet’s fantastic narrative style.)

We wholeheartedly recommend A Fistful of Collars to all those dog lovers who need some rest and refuge this holiday season, plus it makes a great gift.

Kolchak gives Chet four paws way up and so do I.

Kol’s Note: We received a digital copy of A Fistful of Collars from the nice folks at Simon & Schuster/Atria. All statements made are our 100% honest opinion.

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