Quinn, Spencer. Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery. Atria, 2009. ISBN 978-1416585831 pp. $
In this missing person story, private investigator Bernie is accompanied on his cases by his loyal Chet, who has a real nose for solving mysteries. In this book, they are investigating the disappearance of a teenage girl.
I don’t care for dogs, mysteries or stories featuring talking animals–but I did enjoy Dog On It. The mix of humor, comedy and suspense is very well balanced. I especially admired the unique viewpoint and consistent voice–I think the author did a great job of capturing the essence of a dog.