The Iggy Chronicles, Volume One: A Chet and Bernie Mystery eShort Story [NOOK Book]

Overview

Chet and Bernie—everybody’s favorite human-canine detective team—return in an e-original short story that gives Chet’s best friend Iggy his moment in the spotlight.

Iggy is a dog who doesn’t get out much, so it’s big news when elderly Mr. Parsons knocks on Bernie’s door to say that Iggy has vanished. In the search for Iggy, Chet and Bernie find Mrs. Parsons unconscious on ...
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The Iggy Chronicles, Volume One: A Chet and Bernie Mystery eShort Story

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Overview

Chet and Bernie—everybody’s favorite human-canine detective team—return in an e-original short story that gives Chet’s best friend Iggy his moment in the spotlight.

Iggy is a dog who doesn’t get out much, so it’s big news when elderly Mr. Parsons knocks on Bernie’s door to say that Iggy has vanished. In the search for Iggy, Chet and Bernie find Mrs. Parsons unconscious on her bedroom floor, in need of urgent medical care. But it’s only when they arrive at the hospital that things get really interesting.

With a jewel thief making short work of hospital patients’ valuables, it seems that Iggy is not alone in disappearing right out from under somebody’s nose. Suspects are plentiful and witnesses are few. But when little Iggy reappears, tail wagging, it turns out he holds the key to solving the entire affair.

In addition to a clever caper and the return of much beloved characters, this gem of a short story is a testament to the enduring power of friendship in all its forms: neighbor to neighbor, man to dog, dog to dog. Here is a treat you’ll devour in one sitting—rather like Chet with a juicy steak that’s been momentarily left unattended!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476703602
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 8/13/2013
  • Series: Chet and Bernie Series
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 8,346
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Spencer Quinn
Spencer Quinn is the author of six previous Chet and Bernie mystery novels: Dog on It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, To Fetch a Thief, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, A Fistful of Collars, and The Sound and the Furry. He lives on Cape Cod with his dogs Audrey and Pearl. When not keeping them out of mischief, he is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie mystery. Keep up with him—and with Chet and Bernie—by visiting ChetTheDog.com.

Biography

Pseudonymous author Spencer Quinn zoomed to bestsellerdom with his wry, entertaining Chet and Bernie series, featuring one of the most delightful sleuthing duos in mystery history—an intrepid K-9 police academy dropout and his hapless private detective owner. An Agatha Award-winning writer (under his given name, Peter Abrahams), Quinn lives on Cape Cod.

Good To Know

Some fascinating outtakes from our interview with Spencer Quinn:
"My mother, also a writer, taught me just about everything I know about writing when I was nine or ten years old. For example: Try not to use connecting words like however, nevertheless, to be sure. Sentences should connect through the force of the ideas connecting, and if you find yourself using a lot of connecting words, then maybe your ideas are wrong. Also, really important: push every situation as far as you can. Without crossng the credibilty line, of course. That's a continuing challenge."

"The best thing I've done in my life is raise four happy kids."

"My first job was as a spearfisherman in the Bahamas. This is done free-diving (no scuba). We would often work depths in excess of 70 feet. Sometimes we disputed the catch with sharks. I much prefer dogs to sharks."

"My favorite way to unwind is playing tennis. I love the game even though I consider myself a hacker. My forehand was always decent but it took years for my backhand to get where it is now—still nothing to write home about. So humbling to be such a slow learner at something, and so good for me. I love the competition, too, and the camaraderie. A lot of the guys have no clear idea about what I actually do for a living and aren't interested. I love that, too."

"It turns out to be true that writing novels is a lonely occupation. It changes you. I was very gregarious when I was younger (way too much, I'm sure people who knew me then would say). Now I'm much less so."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Peter Abrahams
    2. Hometown:
      Falmouth, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 28, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Brooklline, Massachusetts
    1. Education:
      BA, Williams College, 1968
    2. Website:

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  • Posted September 14, 2013

    Not up to the usual standards

    Chet was up to his usual doggy wisecracking and misunderstanding but this was just too short to be very interesting. I think I will stick to the full books and skip the eShort stories from now on.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    loved it as I have all the Chet and Bernie stories.

    These books are good fun and as they are written from the dogs point of view extremely entertaining.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2014

    Must check out this entire series!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Chet and Bernie! It is supposed to be for young adults, but I don't know anyone...of any age that wouldn't get a kick out of these books. I love that the whole series is told through the eyes of Chet (the dog). And, as huge dog lover, find myself laughing out loud at his "Chetisms". A must read if you are a dog lover!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Short but cute

    Although not as satisfying as a full novel, this was certain worth reading. I would call it a short story rather than a book. All the
    Chet stories are charming, and this one is, too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Rivermist

    Sorted herbs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Med Cats den

    A den witha hole in the side that has a spher shaped room for protection and herbs. You can also roll a boulder over the small wntrance

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

    Excellent short story and great dog tales

    The Chet stories are the best dog mysteries I have read. This short story is an excellent example.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    Fun Story and Chet tells it as only Chet can

    Iggy has gone missing and it is up to Chet and Bernie to find him. You won't believe where Iggy is found, and the suspense is awesome. I really enjoy these Chet and Bernie books. You will too, unless you are not a dog person. And even some non-dog people do enjoy these books.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Love it with 1 reservation

    This is a charming mini-mystery, but the "voice" it features is Chet, not Iggy. I was looking forward to hearing Iggy's point of view. Mr. Quinn, please give voice to Iggy next time around!

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    Great Short Novel

    Love the Chet books and this one, though short, didn't let me down.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    This is a great piece to hold us over till the next full book!

    how can we do anything but love Chet and Bernie and of course their chronicler Spencer Quinn. More, more, more chet and Bernie please!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    So much fun!

    Creative, amusing, and fun to read. Highly recommended for all dog lovers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Shorter than u think

    Good short Chet and Bernie story but only half so long as u think u are getting, the second half is filler

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    Liked the book

    I like the Bernie and Chet books. So I had to have this book. I see that it is volume 1 so I am waiting for more.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    Always a fun read!

    As much as I love the Chet & Bernie mysteries, it is nice to read about the supporting characters too. This short eBook helps clear up a little about what's been happening to Bernie's neighbor and even gets housebound Iggy into the action. A nice, short read while waiting for The Sound & the Furry.

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

    Typical Chet & Bernie :)

    Nice waiting room length read. If you like the books or just want to check one out this is for you.

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

    cute story

    Daughter been reading this series. It is cute how the dog tells his side of the investigations. Fast fun read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    How come there isnt any more editorial reviews

    ???????????????????????????????

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Crow

    Waits

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 1, 2013

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