“Auntie Nanuuq said: 3.5 stars
Chet and his human, Bernie, are down-on-their-luck PIs....working on divorce cases in order to make ends meet.
In this book their luck seems to be changing...they have taken on a missing person case. A young woman has disappeared and her mother has hired Chet & Bernie to find her. The young woman's father has other ideas...his golf course/planned gated community development has gone bust and he's deep in debt.
Somehow a photo of her in front of a movie theater in Las Vegas has been wired to the police... Chet gets kidnapped & harassed. A cute investigative reporter makes "nice" to Bernie in order to catch a "scoop".
Told from Chet's point of view, at first the book is dull, but then it definitely picks up. Chet is a delightful hero.
Barbara M said: 4 stars
Chet and Bernie are partners in the Little Detective Agency. They hate divorce cases but will take them because their finances are in such bad shape; at least that's what Chet says Bernie tells him all of the time. They have a pretty good case right now, a girl has possible gone missing but it's only been a few hours. The case turns into a very good with lots of action and lots of humor. What makes this story different? Chet is a dog. To be exact, it is a police-trained dog and Bernie was formerly with the police department. There seems to be more of this story that may come out in the next books of this series - which I will probably read. This book had me laughing from the first page. Unlike Rita Mae Brown's stories with Sneaky Pie Brown, Chet doesn't speak to other animals or try to steer Bernie to the bad guys. He doesn't have it all figured out; in fact, at times he's quite clueless! But he is a great partner! He is proof-positive that All Dogs Have ADHD (a book by Kathy Hoopmann). Great little read.
Book Concierge said:
Audio book narrated by Jim Frangione
Bernie Little is a private investigator who is having some financial difficulties. So when he’s asked to investigate a missing teenage girl, he agrees to take the case. Bernie doesn’t work alone, however; he has a wonderfully intelligent canine partner – Chet. The case is a bit of a puzzle: there’s no ransom demand to indicate kidnapping, but Bernie (and Chet) doesn’t believe the girl ran away.
This is a delightful mystery told from the dog’s perspective. I love how Chet gets sidetracked with smells and tastes. I also love how single-minded he can be when he’s helping his beloved Bernie. There’s plenty of action, but little violence. Chet has a chance to “ride shotgun” in Bernie’s Porsche and even on the back of a motorcycle!
Jim Frangione does a wonderful job narrating the book. I love the way he brings Chet to life. I’m not a dog lover, but I sure do love Chet. I’ll definitely read another in this series.”