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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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HOT NEW RELEASES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

This week I’m wishing desperately to be at BEA, but since I can’t manage that, I’m immersing myself in some great reads. You too?

Over the past month, I was lucky enough to get my hands (and ears) on a few new releases from some favorite authors.

If you’ve had the chance to read any of these, I’d ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LION OF ST. MARK by Thomas Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"As history, okay. As polemic, obvious. As historical fiction, merely so-so."
There's no rest for a late-Renaissance Venetian. When there's a lull in making a fortune or harassing the infidel, there's always an intrigue to be made against some other Venetian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLORING BOOK by Colin Quinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"Dark and gritty comedy served with just a little too much rancor. Quinn squanders a promising opportunity in a memoir that ping-pongs between bar-stool pontification and bad-boy confessional."
The comedian and former Saturday Night Live Weekend Update host tackles race and political correctness. Read full book review >