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A Fistful of Collars

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Spencer Quinn

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Author: Spencer Quinn
Genre: mystery and suspense,
Publisher: Atria Books
Date Published: 09-11-2012
ISBN: 9781451665161
1 review about A Fistful of Collars

A fistful of love, packs a real wallop.

  • Sep 13, 2012
In a story involving a popular detective team, canine narrator, Chet, and his human companion, Bernie, have an adventure involving Hollywood film making and baby sitting bad boy stars.

The mayor of the Valley wants to generate more income for his community. He and a group of backers persuade Hollywood primadonna, Thad Perry, to film Wild Horseman in the Valley.

With Perry's history of extra curricular activity, one prerequisite is that private eye Bernie Little and his dog, Chet, watch over Perry and keep him out of trouble.

As Chet is the narrator, it's entertaining to be aware of his thoughts and senses as he tries to interpret a person's body language or observes actions that people aren't afraid to display in front of a dog.

One scene I enjoyed very much was when Thad and Bernie decided to have a boxing contest. When Than's assistant offered to pick him up at the end of the competition, Thad snarled, "...don't look at me like I'm some kind of candy ass." Chet hears this and believes this would be an interesting idea.

This is a well written mystery. There are plot twists and good characters. Chet's dog insights into human behavior were entertaining as was the inter reaction between Chet and Bernie.

A fistful of love, packs a real wallop.

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