Thereby Hangs A Tail

Thereby Hangs A Tail

Book - 2010
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A follow-up to Dog On It finds the human-and-canine investigative team endeavoring to rescue an abducted show dog, a case that is complicated by reporter Susie Sanchez's disappearance and Chet's separation from Bernie.
Publisher: New York : Atria Paperback, c2010
ISBN: 9781416585862
1416585869
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 21 cm

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htliang
Aug 06, 2019

I absolutely loved this mystery! I'm not usually a fan of books written from the point of view of an animal, but this is different. It is funny, interesting & not at all predictable.

Chet is irresistible. I've found myself going out of my way to pet dogs and say hi to them. I also went right out to get Dog On It - the first in the series.

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...All I hadn't liked about the ranch were the horses. What's up with them? Totally unreliable, always twitching for no reason, but humans don't seem to get that, go on and on about how beautiful they are until I just want to trot over toward one of those weird legs, the real skinny part, and give it the tiniest...but I would never do that, at least not again, after what happened that time at the ranch.

Library_Jill Feb 26, 2017

As with the first book in the series, I found myself laughing out loud a few times in the break room, while reading this book. I am not a frequent reader of mysteries, but so enjoy the voice of the canine narrator that I am once again reaching for the next book in the series. These books are wonderfully funny, exciting, and truly joyful reads!

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Berianne
Nov 23, 2015

As a mystery, it was rather "eh" - but that's not really why people read these books. The real draw of this series is Chet, our faithful canine narrator.

There is something so compelling to dog lover's (like myself) about imagining what a dog's inner voice sounds like. And Spencer Quinn scratches that itch with perfection. Chet is so charming and loyal and goofy and forgetful and well-trained (until he's not) that it's clear that the author has bonded with a dog or two in his lifetime.

Light, humorous, and easy, these are delightful books to pull out at those times when real life has become complicated and stressful.

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bridge1
Oct 30, 2012

Entertaining and enjoyable

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elag24
Jan 17, 2012

I enjoy the way Chet rates humans by their kindness to dogs. What a hoot! In this book, Spencer Quinn teases the reader with too many of Chet's side stories. He needs to have Chet digress into the side stories because they are as interesting and funny as the main story line.

Stefrodite Jul 12, 2011

I fell in love with Chet in Dog On It, and this is more of the same. I think Mr. Quinn just might be part dog. A very enjoyable, entertaining read. Can't wait for more.

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