A Fistful of Collars (Chet and Bernie, Book 5) by Spencer Quinn

By Spencer Quinn

Everyone’s favourite detective staff returns in a brand new event as dogs narrator Chet and his human companion P.I. Bernie Little locate that Hollywood has long gone to the dogs.

Hoping to convey a few Tinseltown funds to the Valley, the mayor lures a film studio to city to shoot their subsequent construction, a big-budget Western within the vintage culture. The superstar is none except ruggedly handsome—and notoriously badly behaved—Thad Perry. while the mayor comes to a decision that somebody must control Thad in order that he doesn’t get into an excessive amount of difficulty, Bernie and Chet are handpicked for the activity. the money is sweet yet whatever smells fishy, and what must have been an easy topic of babysitting quickly will get extra complicated—especially after they detect that Thad has a mysterious connection to the Valley that no-one desires to discuss. what sort of mystery may possibly Thad have left at the back of whilst he went to Hollywood to hunt reputation and fortune? the one those who may perhaps comprehend the reply have a foul behavior of turning up useless prior to they could speak.

As Bernie’s courting along with his longtime female friend Suzie is going long-distance, and Chet’s late-night assignations seem to have led to an unforeseen dividend, it’s all our sleuths can do to maintain Thad and his motley entourage of yes-men, handlers, and hangers-on of their attractions. Worst of all, Thad is a self-proclaimed cat individual, and his tom cat buddy Brando has taken an rapid dislike to Chet.

Like the profitable books prior to it, this 5th booklet within the sequence combines a top-notch secret with real humor and a perceptive tackle the connection among human and puppy that might stick with you lengthy after the case is solved.

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