Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Of Mutts and Men: A Chet & Bernie Mystery Series, Book 10
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(2)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Series:
Published:
Tom Doherty Associates 2020
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description

Spencer Quinn's Of Mutts and Men is the latest in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series that the Los Angeles Times called "nothing short of masterful"...

When Chet the dog, "the most lovable narrator in all of crime fiction" (Boston Globe) and his partner PI Bernie Little of the desert-based Little Detective Agency arrive to a meeting with hydrologist Wendell Nero, they are in for a shocking sight—Wendell has come to a violent and mysterious end. What did the hydrologist want to see them about? Is his death a random robbery, or something more? Chet and Bernie, working for nothing more then an eight-pack of Slim Jims, are on the case.

Bernie might be the only one who thinks the police have arrested the wrong man, including the perp's own defense attorney. Chet and Bernie begin to look into the Wendell's work, a search that leads to a struggling winemaker who has received an offer he can't refuse. Meanwhile, Chet is smelling water where there is no water, and soon Chet and Bernie are in danger like never before.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
07/07/2020
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250751720
ASIN:
B07WPNFZT2
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Spencer Quinn. (2020). Of Mutts and Men: A Chet & Bernie Mystery Series, Book 10. Tom Doherty Associates.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Spencer Quinn. 2020. Of Mutts and Men: A Chet & Bernie Mystery Series, Book 10. Tom Doherty Associates.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Spencer Quinn, Of Mutts and Men: A Chet & Bernie Mystery Series, Book 10. Tom Doherty Associates, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Spencer Quinn. Of Mutts and Men: A Chet & Bernie Mystery Series, Book 10. Tom Doherty Associates, 2020. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection43
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
2fbe4f96-3d9d-41a6-46b5-8cc9413eec33
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jul 08, 2020 15:10:21
Date Updated:
Dec 08, 2020 20:42:04
Last Metadata Check:
Jan 18, 2021 19:16:39
Last Metadata Change:
Dec 17, 2020 19:23:39
Last Availability Check:
Jan 18, 2021 19:16:42
Last Availability Change:
Jan 18, 2021 19:16:42
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Jan 20, 2021 08:59:55

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/2390-1/{A0306158-E82F-469F-A6DB-8B2DDCE8AF9D}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/2390-1/{A0306158-E82F-469F-A6DB-8B2DDCE8AF9D}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/2390-1/A03/061/58/{A0306158-E82F-469F-A6DB-8B2DDCE8AF9D}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/2390-1/A03/061/58/{A0306158-E82F-469F-A6DB-8B2DDCE8AF9D}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781250751720
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B07WPNFZT2
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781250751720
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Spencer Quinn
title
Of Mutts and Men
dateAdded
2020-07-08T16:12:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=4908517
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151
sortTitle
Of Mutts and Men A Chet and Bernie Mystery Series Book 10
crossRefId
4908517
series
Chet & Bernie Mystery
subtitle
A Chet & Bernie Mystery Series, Book 10
id
a0306158-e82f-469f-a6db-8b2ddce8af9d
starRating
4.2

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: OfMuttsandMenAChetandBernieMysterySer9781250751720
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 2839735
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781250751720
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 07/07/2020
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=a0306158-e82f-469f-a6db-8b2ddce8af9d&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: OfMuttsandMenAChetandBernieMysterySer9781250751720
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B07WPNFZT2
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 07/07/2020
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=a0306158-e82f-469f-a6db-8b2ddce8af9d&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: OfMuttsandMenAChetandBernieMysterySer9781250751720
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781250751720
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 07/07/2020
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=a0306158-e82f-469f-a6db-8b2ddce8af9d&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: Animals
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Quinn Spencer
      • bioText: Spencer Quinn is the bestselling author of the Chet and Bernie mystery series, as well as the #1 New York Times bestselling Bowser and Birdie series for middle-grade readers. He lives on Cape Cod with his wife Diana—and dogs Audrey and Pearl.
      • name: Spencer Quinn
imprint
Forge Books
publishDate
2020-07-07T00:00:00-04:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Of Mutts and Men
fullDescription

Spencer Quinn's Of Mutts and Men is the latest in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series that the Los Angeles Times called "nothing short of masterful"...


When Chet the dog, "the most lovable narrator in all of crime fiction" (Boston Globe) and his partner PI Bernie Little of the desert-based Little Detective Agency arrive to a meeting with hydrologist Wendell Nero, they are in for a shocking sight—Wendell has come to a violent and mysterious end. What did the hydrologist want to see them about? Is his death a random robbery, or something more? Chet and Bernie, working for nothing more then an eight-pack of Slim Jims, are on the case.

Bernie might be the only one who thinks the police have arrested the wrong man, including the perp's own defense attorney. Chet and Bernie begin to look into the Wendell's work, a search that leads to a struggling winemaker who has received an offer he can't refuse. Meanwhile, Chet is smelling water where there is no water, and soon Chet and Bernie are in danger like never before.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

reviews
      • premium: False
      • source: Stephen King on Of Mutts and Men
      • content:

        "I have been a Chet and Bernie fan from the start, and this is the best one yet--suspenseful, laugh-out-loud funny in places, and surprisingly tender. Chet is a wonderful narrator--top dog, you could say--but he never descends to cuteness, and Bernie is as tough a PI as Spade or Marlowe, a man as quick with his .38 as he is with a Slim Jim for his sidekick. I'm already jonesing for the next one."

      • premium: False
      • source: Susan Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Two Good Dogs on Heart of Barkness
      • content: "Quinn gets inside the mind of a dog, making Chet a terrific tour guide through this absolute riot of a mystery."
      • premium: False
      • source: Stephen King on Dog On It
      • content: "Chet, the dog, and Bernie, the PI, are a team made in mystery series heaven. Would that we all were as infallible in our dogs' eyes as Bernie is in Chet's."
      • premium: False
      • source: Los Angeles Times on Dog On It
      • content: "Spencer Quinn speaks two languages--suspense and dog--fluently. Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and in a few places terrifying ... enchanting [and]one-of-a-kind."
      • premium: False
      • source: Christian Science Monitor
      • content: "Nothing short of masterful.... Sequels are a given, and a must."
      • premium: False
      • source: Kirkus

      • content: "The most winning detective duo since Shaggy met Scooby."
      • premium: True
      • source: Kirkus
      • content:

        May 15, 2020
        A sterling tale of love between a man and his dog. The Little Detective Agency consists of Bernie Little and Chet, his canine companion. Chet, who narrates all their adventures, constantly tries to articulate his own feelings and his understanding of what Bernie's trying to accomplish. A chance meeting at a party introduces them to hydrologist Wendell Nero, who invites them to visit his trailer in Dollhouse Canyon the next day, where they find him with his throat cut and his wallet and personal items missing. The sheriff is dying and his deputy is useless, so Bernie and Chet investigate, quickly turning up clues to a suspect they track down. Even after Florian Machado is arrested, Bernie feels there's a lot more to the story than simple theft. He persuades Wendell's exes to take time out from fighting over his RV to hire him to find the killer. Florian's lawyer, an Ivy League big shot who works for a law firm that never touches this sort of thing, gets him to agree to a plea bargain that only deepens Bernie's suspicion that big money and water are involved. Since Chet can't communicate all the information his super nose has discovered about the killer, they have to break the case the hard way. You don't have to love dogs to enjoy this idiosyncratic mystery, which is both amusing and introspective.

        COPYRIGHT(2020) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

      • premium: True
      • source: Booklist
      • content:

        May 15, 2020
        The punny title, a twist on Steinbeck, is not something our hero, Chet, is going to bend his head over. Chet, you see, is a dog, a 100-pound-plus dog. He's a K-9 school flunk out?authority problems?a partner in a California detective agency (with PI Bernie Little), and the narrator of this intermittently successful tenth installment in the series. Why shouldn't Chet be a full-fledged partner? The right dog can bring plenty to an investigation. Chet isn't a cutesy bow-wow; he makes the most of his special gift?smell?by sniffing out the detail that doesn't fit, like why the lady smells of fresh water. The novel's opening, a rooftop pursuit of an art thief, sets a fine rowdy tone, but, unfortunately, it isn't maintained. The narrative drifts off onto the edge of Chinatown and its concern with water usage. But Chet is sniffing something off. He knows, as no one else does, that something smelling like "a mixture of Legos and wet clay" is about to go Kaboom! and gets Bernie to safety. We need more of this and less on the legalities of aquifers.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2020, American Library Association.)

      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        May 18, 2020
        The appeal of Quinn’s routine 10th Chet and Bernie mystery (after 2019’s Heart of Barkness) lies solely in the conceit of a whodunit narrated by a canine. Wendell Nero, chairman emeritus of the geology department of Valley College in an unspecified western state, has a problem he won’t go into when he meets Bernie of the Little Detective Agency. They agree to get together the next day at Wendell’s trailer, where Bernie and Chet, the dog, discover their potential client sitting at his desk with his throat slashed. Chet’s olfactory senses identify the recent presence of a male “gum chewer who liked cherry flavor,” and Bernie notices a convenience store receipt listing a recent gum purchase. These clues lead the pair to the knife-wielding Florian Machado, who admits to stealing Nero’s wallet after finding him dead. Bernie believes Machado is innocent of murder, and continues to search for Wendell’s killer. The homicide case doesn’t compel, the internal logic of what words Chet does and doesn’t understand is underdeveloped, and there’s no deepening of either lead’s character. For now this series is on autopilot. Agent: Molly Friedrich, Friedrich Agency.

      • premium: True
      • source: Library Journal
      • content:

        June 1, 2020

        Chet the dog and his partner, Bernie Little, of Little Detective Agency, take on a case that involves Bernie's greatest worry, water in the desert. After retrieving a stolen painting, they meet hydrologist Dr. Wendell Nero, who specializes in the study of water and its practical uses. He wants to know if they're interested in a case and invites them to his trailer in Dollhouse Canyon. By the time they get there, Wendell has been murdered, his throat slit. Chet finds a clue that leads them to a man with a knife and Wendell's wallet. While the not-so-bright deputy sheriff and the DA are satisfied they have their killer, Bernie follows his hunches, leading to Chet's kidnapping and escape, another death, and a double-dealing by a high-powered firm with international connections. VERDICT Fans of this character-driven series return because of Chet's narration and his adoration of Bernie. Despite the murders, this is a leisurely paced, feel-good book about a dog and his beloved owner, portrayed with all their flaws and insecurities. Chet's narration adds humor to a long-running series with a strong sense of place. [See Prepub Alert, 1/7/20.]--Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN

        Copyright 2020 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

popularity
2459
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/a0306158-e82f-469f-a6db-8b2ddce8af9d/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
a0306158-e82f-469f-a6db-8b2ddce8af9d
starRating
4.2
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/2390-1/{A0306158-E82F-469F-A6DB-8B2DDCE8AF9D}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/2390-1/{A0306158-E82F-469F-A6DB-8B2DDCE8AF9D}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/2390-1/A03/061/58/{A0306158-E82F-469F-A6DB-8B2DDCE8AF9D}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/2390-1/A03/061/58/{A0306158-E82F-469F-A6DB-8B2DDCE8AF9D}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
      • value: Mystery
      • value: Humor (Fiction)
publishDateText
07/07/2020
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

Spencer Quinn's Of Mutts and Men is the latest in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series that the Los Angeles Times called "nothing short of masterful"...


When Chet the dog, "the most lovable narrator in all of crime fiction" (Boston Globe) and his partner PI Bernie Little of the desert-based Little Detective Agency arrive to a meeting with hydrologist Wendell Nero, they are in for a shocking sight—Wendell has come to a violent and mysterious end. What did the hydrologist want to see them about? Is his death a random robbery, or something more? Chet and Bernie, working for nothing more then an eight-pack of Slim Jims, are on the case.

Bernie might be the only one who thinks the police have arrested the wrong man, including the perp's own defense attorney. Chet and Bernie begin to look into the Wendell's work, a search that leads to a struggling winemaker who has received an offer he can't refuse....

sortTitle
Of Mutts and Men A Chet and Bernie Mystery Series Book 10
crossRefId
4908517
series
Chet & Bernie Mystery
subtitle
A Chet & Bernie Mystery Series, Book 10
publisher
Tom Doherty Associates