Spencer Quinn’s first original e-short story reveals how everyone’s favorite detective duo—Chet the Dog and P.I. Bernie Little—came to meet before their first big case in Dog On It.
As fans know, Chet first met Bernie on that fateful day when he flunked out of K-9 police school. The details of that day though have always remained a little vague (like so much in Chet’s doggy brain). All we know is that Chet had been the best leaper in his K-9 class, but for some reason he failed his final leaping test...and that a cat was involved...and that there was some blood. But whose? The test, the cat, the blood—all pieces of a puzzle that, when solved, will bring down a dangerous gang of thieves—and signal the start of a beautiful friendship.
This fateful day has been alluded to in every book in the series, and now fans of Chet and Bernie will finally get to find out what actually happened. For these two beloved characters, it was something like love at first sight—and, for Chet, at first smell, too.
Worth reading just for the dog POV
If the overall series is anything like the short story, I’m going to be hooked. As my title for this review says, it’s worth reading just for the dog perspective alone, but it’s also a very cute story even apart from that.
Possibly the best 99 cents I ever spent was the purchase of this little gem. It was a delicious appetizer but left me hungry for more. Can I have the main course now?
A Cat was Involved
Not a bad little read. Of course Midnight Louie is the best pet detective. Maybe Chet should call in the Cat Daddy of the Vegas strip for an assist on a caper and Bernie could get the PR help he needs...