Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ten of the best dog books of 2012

Dorri Olds is a New York-based writer and web designer, ably assisted by her purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Buddy James.

At, she named ten of the best dog books of 2012, including:
A Fistful of Collars: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn

This is the fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Quinn series that stars the detective team of canine character, Chet, and his humanoid partner, private investigator Bernie Little. The books are all narrated by Chet and are surprisingly well-written mysteries full of suspense and humor. This time, Chet and Bernie are hired to “babysit” a handsome and horribly overbearing Hollywood movie star, Thad Perry. The team says yes because the pay is good. Thad has some serious secrets and what makes things worse is he is a cat lover whose little Brando can’t stand Chet. It’s a mad-cap, fast-paced adventure that will not disappoint. Stephen King had this to say about the author, “Spencer Quinn speaks two languages, suspense and dog, very fluently.”
Read about the other books on the list.

Visit Chet the Dog's blog and Facebook page, and Peter Abrahams's website.

The Page 69 Test: Spencer Quinn's The Dog Who Knew Too Much.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Peter Abrahams and Audrey and Coffee with a Canine: Peter Abrahams and Pearl.

--Marshal Zeringue