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A fistful of collars : a Chet and Bernie mystery

Author: Spencer Quinn
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Atria books hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Hoping to bring some Tinseltown money to the Valley, the mayor lures a movie studio to town to shoot their next production, a big-budget Western in the classic tradition. The star is none other than ruggedly handsome--and notoriously badly behaved--Thad Perry. When the mayor decides that someone needs to keep an eye on Thad so that he doesn't get into too much trouble, Bernie and Chet are handpicked for the job. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Mystery fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Spencer Quinn
ISBN: 9781451665161 1451665164 9781451665178 1451665172 9781451665185 1451665180
OCLC Number: 759913715
Description: 311 pages ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Spencer Quinn.

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Hoping to bring some Tinseltown money to the Valley, the mayor lures a movie studio to town to shoot their next production, a big-budget Western in the classic tradition. The star is none other than ruggedly handsome--and notoriously badly behaved--Thad Perry. When the mayor decides that someone needs to keep an eye on Thad so that he doesn't get into too much trouble, Bernie and Chet are handpicked for the job. The money is good but something smells fishy, and what should have been a simple matter of babysitting soon gets more complicated--especially when they discover that Thad has a mysterious connection to the Valley that nobody wants to talk about. What kind of secret could Thad have left behind when he went to Hollywood to seek fame and fortune? The only people who might know the answer have a bad habit of turning up dead before they can talk. As Bernie's relationship with his longtime girlfriend Suzie goes long-distance, and Chet's late-night assignations appear to have resulted in an unexpected dividend, it's all our two sleuths can do to keep Thad and his motley entourage of yes-men, handlers, and hangers-on in their sights. Worst of all, Thad is a self-proclaimed cat person, and his feline friend Brando has taken an instant dislike to Chet.

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