The Sound and the Furry (Chet and Bernie Series #6)

The Sound and the Furry (Chet and Bernie Series #6)

by Spencer Quinn
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The Sound and the Furry (Chet and Bernie Series #6) by Spencer Quinn

Chet and Bernie head to Louisiana in the next installment in the New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring “a canine Sam Spade full of joie de vivre” (Stephen King) and his human private investigator companion.

Out for a drive, Chet and Bernie run into a prison work crew featuring an old criminal friend they helped send to prison, Frenchie Boutette. From an old Louisiana family full of black sheep, Frenchie needs Bernie and Chet’s help in locating his brother, Ralph, who has disappeared with his houseboat. But before they can head off to the bayou, Bernie is attacked by a member of a strange gang called the Queiros. And though he’s tempted to take another job (with a big payday) in Alaska, Bernie and Chet set course for Louisiana.

A reclusive inventor, Ralph is the sole law-abiding member of his family. Full of black sheep, the Boutette family has a long running feud with the no-good Robideaus and at first it seems as if Ralph’s disappearance is connected to a dispute over a load of heisted shrimp. But when Chet uncovers a buried clue, the investigation heads in a new and dangerous direction and what was a simple disappearance gets complicated as a conspiracy involving the oil business is uncovered. The more Chet and Bernie discover about Ralph, the more dangerous the job becomes and soon they’re fighting not only Big Oil, but also shadowy black ops figures, the Quieros, and Iko—a gator with an insatiable appetite.

“Humorous and suspenseful” (Publishers Weekly), Spencer Quinn’s mysteries have delighted readers everywhere. Top-notch suspense, humor, and insight into the ways our canine companions think and behave—all set against a rollicking new Louisiana backdrop—make this the most entertaining book in the series yet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476703220
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Series: Chet and Bernie Series , #6
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Spencer Quinn is the author of four previous Chet and Bernie mysteries, all of them New York Times bestsellers. He lives on Cape Cod with his dog, Audrey. Visit


Falmouth, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

June 28, 1947

Place of Birth:

Brooklline, Massachusetts


BA, Williams College, 1968

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The Sound and the Furry (Chet and Bernie Mystery #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the series of books about Chet and Bernie and they keep getting better. Chet observes things from the dog point of view and it is sometimes laugh out loud funny. I know look at my dog in a different way and wonder if she is having these thoughts, too. If you love mysteries and dogs this series is great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another FUN Chet and Bernie adventure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cannot get enough of chef and bernie! I have read six of the seven books in the series and am only sorry that in a few weeks I will be waiting for the next mystery in the series. Thank you mr. Quinn, please keep writing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a disappointment. I've enjoyed the other Chet and Bernie mysteries but this one followed the same formula without anything unusual to distinguish it. I was grateful when it was over and that's a rarity for me.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
VERY DISAPPOINTED!!! I don't like the change of location.  I felt Chet talked way too much and it made the story drag out.  I didn't see the relevance  of asking if Ralph was a Homosexual or Asexual because it has nothing to do with the story.  I would have been happier if they would have avoided the -F- word.  It wasn't overly used but I don't recall it being something in the other books.  The book was an extreme disappointment compared with a couple of the others.
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MsKiz More than 1 year ago
I love this series written from the viewpoint of Chet the dog who, like all dogs, loves his human, Bernie, unconditionally. Together they solve mysteries and send the bad guys away. Spencer Quinn must love dogs. He's able know how they think.
bakpen More than 1 year ago
As a rule, I don't like for my favorite series - and Chet and Bernie is a favorite - to be change locale. That said, this was as much fun as the rest of the Chet and Bernie books! The mystery itself was well developed and the bayou gave Chet a lot of new smells and personalities to deal with.
moonstone-magic More than 1 year ago
Like all the other Chet and Bernie books, this will keep you in stitches. Told from the dog's point of view, that any animal lover will enjoy. Oh by the way, it has a murder in it too. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I laughed out loud quite a bit.
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Karen_B_Miller More than 1 year ago
I love all of the Chet and Bernie books. I think Spencer must be part dog. My only complaint is he needs to write FASTER!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the Chet and Bernie books are great, but this one is definitely the best in the series. Great mystery, great charactors, and as usual excellent insight from the Chet point of view. Highly recommend
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
In the sixth and newest book in the Chet and Bernie Mystery series, our favorite four-legged private investigator, Chet the Dog, and Bernie Little, his partner in the Little Detective Agency, are back on the job: a good thing, considering their cash-flow problems. A hefty retainer convinces Bernie to take on the cases: the brother of a man Bernie has once sent to jail, albeit with no hard feelings, hires Bernie to find his brother, Ralph Boutette, who has completely dropped out of sight. On the personal side of things, Bernie’s ex-wife is a non-presence in this outing, and his girlfriend, reporter Suzie Sanchez, has taken a job with the Washington Post, so Bernie has nothing but time on his hands. So he leaves the Arizona desert country he calls home and goes to the Big Easy. They find that a long-standing feud between the Boutettes and their sworn enemies, the Robideaus, appears to play a role. “Chet the Jet,” as he thinks of himself (and he is, after all, the narrator) is as usual the perfect foil for Bernie, who Chet often reminds us is “the smartest human in the room,” and provides invaluable assistance in tracking down the missing man and finding those responsible for his having gone missing in the first place, last seen on his houseboat just outside of New Orleans. As with each new entry in this delightful series, The Sound and the Furry is a pleasure to read, and is recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was reluctant to read the Chet and Bernie series but once I started I couldn't wait to read the next book. I've read all so far and I'm waiting for the next one. Soon I hope.
Rescue_Mom More than 1 year ago
I have reviewed tis series befor so I will keep it short...MUST READ!! I love this entire series. If you are an animal lover (especially dogs) you will most likely find yourself laughing outloud at Chet's insights.
catladyDF More than 1 year ago
I just love this series and this one doesn't disappoint! If you like the Chet and Bernie series, you will enjoy this latest in the series. I can't wait until #7 is released. Chet is the dog, and he narrates the story. If you are an animal lover and a lover of a good mystery this series if for you. It's cute and light reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PVoetsch1 More than 1 year ago
I have read the entire series and always look forward to a new story. This story takes place in the Bayou - a far cry from their home. A missing person request for help invites Chet and Bernie to investigate the disappearance of a family member. Characters abound in diverse ways. Chet's thoughts about Bernies's musings are what makes this series amusing. Complications occur when Bernie stumbles upon a dangerous situation for both Chet and Bernie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
m2j2013 More than 1 year ago
Chet and Bernie Series is one of the most clever books I've ever read. I get so wrapped up in all of these books that I land up finish reading them way too fast and am sorry I don't have another one to read. Spencer Quinn must been a dog in his past life since he is spot on in the way Chet thinks. I just hope Mr. Quinn continues to keep writing the Chet and Bernie Series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chet & Bernie are always good fun. Bernie's gotta cut down bourbon and cigarettes. Chet has to watch the Cheetos and Slim Jims. But these books will give you a greater appreciation of your own dogs.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed all the Chet and Bernie books, keep them coming
hduncan More than 1 year ago
I always look forward to the next Chet & Bernie book. I love the relationship between man and dog. Also the character of a strong hard man with a soft side.