Search Results: "Spencer Quinn"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Spencer Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Human cunning and canine smarts triumph once again."
Backcountry hiking turns out to be no walk in the park for the indomitable Chet and his human partner Bernie. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT SIDE by Spencer Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"There's a minor road-trip thread, and a mystery too, but this is primarily a psychological drama driven by a lonely struggle to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder."
Quinn (Arf, 2016, etc.) is known for caninecentric comic mysteries, but here the dog takes a supporting role as Afghanistan veteran LeAnne Hogan, marred by a disfiguring injury and PTSD, finds purpose after a close friend's death. Read full book review >

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ARF by Spencer Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Birdie and Bowser fans will enjoy the brouhaha in the bayou and hope more mysteries are on the way for their favorite sleuths. (Mystery.10-14)"
Dynamic duo Birdie and Bowser, an 11-year-old sleuth and her fearless canine companion, set out to solve the case closest to Birdie's heart in this sequel to Woof (2015). Read full book review >

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A FISTFUL OF COLLARS by Spencer Quinn
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Chet, who continues as narrator in this exciting fifth installment of the series (The Dog Who Knew Too Much, 2011, etc.), often struggles to understand what the humans are up to but always gets it right in the end."
The Little Detective Agency can't afford to turn down a case, because financial problems continue to dog them. Read full book review >

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PAW AND ORDER by Spencer Quinn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"This one salts a doggedly determined investigation with plenty of laughs."
A doggone clever detective duo chases a killer. Read full book review >

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WOOF by Spencer Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Utterly charmed by a spunky girl and her charismatic canine, mystery fans will find themselves looking forward to a return to the little bayou town of St. Roch. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In a Louisiana bayou town, a girl and her dog set out to solve a mystery, battling bad guys and big gators along the way. Read full book review >

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TO FETCH A THIEF by Spencer Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Tender-hearted Chet and literal-minded Bernie are the coolest human/pooch duo this side of Wallace and Gromit."
Chet, canine half of the Little Detective Agency (Thereby Hangs a Tail, 2010, etc.), is just the sleuth to find a missing circus elephant. Read full book review >

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DOG ON IT by Spencer Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"Stalwart, often mischievous narrator Chet's amusing, perceptive canine take on the human characters should appeal to hard-boiled fans and canine fanciers alike."
A hard-bitten private eye and his loyal pooch refuse to give up on a tricky case. Read full book review >

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SPENCER TRACY by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A monumental, definitive biography of one the finest film actors in the history of the medium."
Spencer Tracy (1900-1967), warts and all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAULA SPENCER by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Profound, subtle and unsentimental—the latest from a master back in top form."
An intimate, humane portrait of a working-class Irish woman's pleasures and struggles in her first year of sobriety. Read full book review >

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JUDGE SPENCER DISSENTS by Henry Denker
Released: April 1, 1986

"Strictly for cracker-barrel cacklers."
Good old-fashioned snickering sexism generally hides behind closed doors these days, so it's with a sense of growing wonder that one slogs one's way through the veteran Denker's Dial-A-Diatribe, starring Judge Harry Spencer, Great Brontosaurus of the Federal bench. Read full book review >

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THE MIGHTY QUINN by Robyn Parnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"It's something of a soapbox, but it's one of the few books for the audience that discusses the possibility of not practicing a religion. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A new classmate helps fifth-grader Quinn Andrews-Lee re-evaluate longtime friendships and stand up to a bully. Read full book review >