To Fetch a Thief (Chet and Bernie Series #3)

To Fetch a Thief (Chet and Bernie Series #3)

by Spencer Quinn
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To Fetch a Thief (Chet and Bernie Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 161 reviews.
Titokaca More than 1 year ago
This book was as entertaining as the prior 3 in the series. I have a problem with the so called "Christians" who judge others. First of all the gay couple is not even played up, I don't see that he had a hidden agenda. There are gay couples all around  us, get a life! To say they would not tell their  Christian friends is so bigoted. Hey pal, the person sitting next to you in church just might be gay.
Wookie More than 1 year ago
Having secured an advanced readers copy by winning the quiz contest on the Chet the Dog blog, it is indeed an honor and a privilege to post the very first review. Needless to say, it is one terrrific read (with apologies to you know who). The plotting, character development, suspense, and moral tone (highlighting the problem of exotic animal smuggling) will grab you from the first page and take you for the ride of your life through the rest of the book. And parts of it are just laugh out loud, fall on the floor hilarious, including one or two real surprises (at least for some). Spence's ability to channel Chet as the narrator offers a POV so totally unique, yet so believable, as Chet draws you in by his musings on human foibles, linguistic phraseology, and his ability to partially recall events of the past concerning things gone awry, probably because of Chet himself (or sometimes Bernie). And the evolving relationship between Chet and Peanut, the kidnapped circus elephant at the center of the plot, is both poignant and sweet. Gripping and exciting throughout, but leaving you feel really good by the end; can't ask for more than what Spence has delivered here. With the Little Detective Agency on the job, perps beware -- it will soon be jump suit time and breaking rocks in the hot sun! Thank you Spence, Bernie and Chet for once again saving the day and providing a tale so tantilizing and fun.
Alice_Johnson More than 1 year ago
This is the third Chet and Bernie book and my favorite so far. It starts out slowly with Bernie and his son Charlie going to the circus. There they discover that the star of the circus, Peanut the Elephant, is missing. Charlie is upset and asks his Dad to investigate. Gently we are drawn deeper and deeper into the story. Spencer Quinn pulls us along with hilarious scenes and sneaky clues. As before, Chet with his superior tracking skills is a wonderful detective, and Bernie with his superior questioning skills is just as good. Each step seems so logical and easy and soon you just can't put the book down. Great surprises occur and the end of the book is a satisfying and exciting climax. One of my favorite scenes is Chet and Bernie interviewing the Nun in a church in Mexico. Great humor and a deep message about animal trafficking make this a 'tip-top' choice. (Review of an Advance Reader's Copy)
Fuzzi More than 1 year ago
First things first: I am an avid reader, but not a big fan of mysteries or 'cutsey' books. However, I just discovered the three 'Chet and Bernie' books within the last month or so, and I am hooked! The characters are real, and the way the mysteries are told (through the eyes of Chet the dog) is not contrived as you might expect, but extremely well done and believable. I am purchasing all the available books and am looking forward to the 4th in the series. Two paws up, WAY up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 230 page very enjoyable .99 book of the Little Investigative Agency and the partners Bernie and Chet. Told from a canine point of view of their adventure with a circus, and a missing elephant and trainer. Adult situations and language and violence are described in this adventure, alongside the humorous adventures of Chet, pure and simple.
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ljparker2983 More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a very comfortable read. A little pricy though. Still fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read all the Chet & Bernie books! I loved them all!
Poutounk More than 1 year ago
Have read the first 3 + 2 short stories and I haven't gotten fed up yet. I just love those books! I am of course a dog-lover which could explain my enthusiasm!
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RollingT More than 1 year ago
I felt that this one was not quite up to the level of the two previous books. Still got many chuckles and laughs from Chet but I didn't find the overall story that good. I'll give the series at least one more try, hoping to find a replacement for "Thee Cat Who…." series.
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epfeff More than 1 year ago
I love these books. They are easy reading and always have a good story line.
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This is an unusual, and fun, book. It's told from the point of view of Chet, the dog partner of Bernie Little, Private Detective.
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songbirdsue More than 1 year ago
Another great installment of Chet and Bernie. I love the Dog narration and the perspective it gives the reader. This story was as good as the other two and different enough to keep me reading. Looking forward to more from Chet.
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IreneFL More than 1 year ago
Spencer Quinn has a way of creating a humorous picture of how Chet the dog sees the world. This is an entertaining read with a mystery theme to keep you guessing. Chet's mentioning events from his past will keep you involved with his approach to Bernie's activities. This is light reading for a break from some of the dark mysteries I enjoy. Be sure to read the short story about how a cat was involved. This is not just a dog-lovers book, although I now look at my dog and wonder what he's thinking.
KimIN72 More than 1 year ago
Light reading that is enjoyable. I like the perspective. If you are a dog person and enjoy a good detective story. This is yours.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a dog person and enjoy detective stories. This series is a fun read and not intellectually challenging. I can easily see my dog acting and thinking like Chet or not thinking at all, also like Chet.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chet the jet!