Saturday 8 August 2015

Book ~ "A Cat Was Involved" (2012) Spencer Quinn

From Goodreads ~ 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.

Chet is a police dog in training who has had quite a past.  On his last day of testing, he failed a jumping test and got kicked out of K-9 school.  Yes, there was a cat involved.   This novella tells what happened from Chet's side of the story and how he became Bernie's partner in their P.I. agency.

I liked the writing style ... it's written in first person perspective, from Chet's point of view.  I had read the first in the series, Dog On It, when it came out in 2009 and thought it was cute.  For some reason, I didn't read any more in the series.  I'm going to have to fix that.

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