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Quinn, Spencer

Overview
Works: 51 works in 270 publications in 8 languages and 20,800 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Children's audiobooks  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PS3617.U584, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Spencer Quinn
Publications by Spencer Quinn
Most widely held works about Spencer Quinn
 
Most widely held works by Spencer Quinn
Dog on it by Spencer Quinn( Book )
44 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,886 libraries worldwide
Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters
Thereby hangs a tail by Spencer Quinn( Book )
28 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,195 libraries worldwide
A follow-up to Dog On It finds the human-and-canine investigative team endeavoring to rescue an abducted show dog, a case that is complicated by reporter Susie Sanchez's disappearance and Chet's separation from Bernie
To fetch a thief : a Chet and Bernie mystery by Spencer Quinn( Book )
23 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,887 libraries worldwide
"Chet has smelled a lot of unusual things in his years as trusted companion and partner to P.I. Bernie Little, but nothing has prepared him for the exotic scents he encounters when an old-fashioned traveling circus comes to town. The only problem is that Peanut, the headlining pachyderm has gone missing - along with her trainer. Popo the Clown hires the Little Detective agency to find out what has become of the duo, sending Chet and Bernie south of the border in hot persuit of some dangerously cool criminals and a decidedly uncooperative pachyderm"--P. [2] of cover
The dog who knew too much by Spencer Quinn( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,775 libraries worldwide
When Bernie is invited to give the keynote speech at a private investigator convention, his intrepid canine companion is secretly targeted by the high-profile person in charge, an agenda that is complicated by a missing boy and a familiar-looking puppy
A fistful of collars : a Chet and Bernie mystery by Spencer Quinn( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,598 libraries worldwide
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
Dog on it by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,519 libraries worldwide
Introducing two-legged Bernie and his four-legged pal Chet--a canine with a penchant for solving mysteries--their first case is to track down a teenager who's out way past curfew
The sound and the furry : a Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,475 libraries worldwide
When Chet and Bernie happen upon a prison work crew that includes Frenchie Boutette, an old criminal pal they sent up the river, getting a new case is the last thing they expect. But Frenchie, who comes from an old Louisiana family full of black sheep, needs help finding his one law-abiding relative, his brother Ralph, a reclusive inventor who has gone missing with his houseboat. At first it seems as if Ralph's disappearance is connected to a dispute over a load of stolen shrimp. But the investigation heads in a dangerous new direction involving the oil business and an impending environmental catastrophe
Paw and order : a Chet and Bernie mystery by Spencer Quinn( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,352 libraries worldwide
Chet and his owner, P.I. Bernie, journey to Washington, DC-- and the dog-eat-dog world of our nation's capital. They plan to pay a visit to Bernie's girlfriend, Suzie Sanchez, who's working on a big story she can't talk about. When her source, a mysterious Brit with possible intelligence connections, runs into trouble of the worst kind, Bernie suddenly finds himself under arrest. Soon Chet and Bernie are sucked into an international conspiracy... and facing a guinea pig with the fate of the nation in his tiny paws
Thereby hangs a tail by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,332 libraries worldwide
While hapless private investigator Bernie continues his struggle to pay the bills, his four-legged partner Chet, a K-9 school dropout--with his sharp nose and even sharper teeth--keeps bringing down the perps.--
Scents and sensibility by Spencer Quinn( Book )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
When his neighbor gets in trouble for cactus smuggling, Bernie Little, along with his dog, investigates and discovers dangerous goings-on in the desert that seem to be linked to a strange festival, a cult, and a long-ago kidnapping
Woof : a Bowser and Birdie novel by Spencer Quinn( Book )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
Bowser is a mutt, just adopted by eleven-year-old Birdie Gaux and her grandmother, but when they all get home to Grammy's bait and tackle shop in the bayou they discover that their prize stuffed marlin has been stolen--so Bowser decides to investigate, and things quickly become complicated and dangerous
The dog who knew too much by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Canine narrator Chet and his human companion Bernie search for a missing child at a wilderness camp. The mother thinks the boy was snatched by his father--her ex. But Chet's sniffing sends the case in a different direction
The sound and the furry by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
When an old criminal friend asks for help locating his missing brother, Chet and Bernie turn down a lucrative job offer to begin a search in Louisiana, where they encounter unexpected dangers and an oil business conspiracy
To fetch a thief by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
Chet has smelled a lot of unusual things in his years as trusted companion and partner to P.I. Bernie Little, but nothing has prepared him for the exotic scents he encounters when an old-fashioned traveling circus comes to town. Unfortunately Peanut, the headlining pachyderm, has gone missing. How does an elephant vanish without a trace? Hired by Popo the Clown--who has his own reasons for wanting to find out what happened--Chet and Bernie are in hot pursuit after Chet takes a few sniffs in Peanut's trailer and picks up her one-of-a-kind scent
Paw and order by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Visiting reporter Suzie Sanchez's home in Washington, D.C., canine investigator Chet lands in the path of an operative with links to a conspiracy involving a British intelligence agent, a strange bird, and a guinea pig
Scents and sensibility by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Private Investigator Bernie Little and his canine companion Chet return home to encounter some alarming developments. First off, Bernie's wall safe--normally hidden behind the waterfall picture in the office--is gone, and with it Bernie's grandfather's watch, their most valuable possession. And next door, old Mr. Parsons is under investigation for being in possession of a saguaro cactus illegally transplanted from the desert. Bernie and Chet go deep into the desert to investigate. Is it possible that such a lovely old couple have a terrible secret in their past? Chet and Bernie discover bad things going on in the wilderness, far worse that cactus smuggling, and all connected to a strange but innocent-seeming desert festival called Arrow Bright. They unearth leads that take them back to a long-ago kidnapping that may not have been a kidnapping and threaten a ruthless and charismatic criminal with a cult following, a criminal who sees at once what Chet and Bernie mean to each other and knows how to exploit it
A fistful of collars by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
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
Woof by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
There is trouble brewing in the Louisiana swamp - Bowser can smell it. Bowser is a very handsome and only slightly slobbery dog, and he can smell lots of things. Like bacon. And rawhide chews! And the sweat on humans when they're lying
A cat was involved by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
"As fans know, Chet first met Bernie on that fateful day when he flunked out of K-9 police school. The details of that day, though, have always remained a little vague (like so much in Chet's doggy brain). All we know is that Chet had been the best leaper in his K-9 class, but for some reason he failed his final leaping test ... and that a cat was involved ... and that there was some blood. But whose? The test, the cat, the blood--all pieces of a puzzle that, when solved, will bring down a dangerous gang of thieves--and signal the start of a beautiful friendship. This fateful day has been alluded to in every book in the series, and now fans of Chet and Bernie will finally get to find out what actually happened. For these two beloved characters, it was something like love at first sight--and, for Chet, at first smell, too."--Container
The iggy chronicles, volume one a Chet and Bernie Mystery eShort Story by Spencer Quinn( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Chet and Bernie'everybody's favorite human-canine detective team'return in an e-original short story that gives Chet's best friend Iggy his moment in the spotlight. Iggy is a dog who doesn't get out much, so it's big news when elderly Mr. Parsons knocks on Bernie's door to say that Iggy has vanished. In the search for Iggy, Chet and Bernie find Mrs. Parsons unconscious on her bedroom floor, in need of urgent medical care. But it's only when they arrive at the hospital that things get really interesting. With a jewel thief making short work of hospital patients' valuables, it seems that Iggy is not alone in disappearing right out from under somebody's nose. Suspects are plentiful and witnesses are few. But when little Iggy reappears, tail wagging, it turns out he holds the key to solving the entire affair. In addition to a clever caper and the return of much beloved characters, this gem of a short story is a testament to the enduring power of friendship in all its forms: neighbor to neighbor, man to dog, dog to dog. Here is a treat you'll devour in one sitting'rather like Chet with a juicy steak that's been momentarily left unattended!
 
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controlled identity Abrahams, Peter, 1947-

クイン, スペンサー
Languages
English (214)
French (6)
Polish (2)
Russian (2)
Dutch (2)
Croatian (1)
Portuguese (1)
Spanish (1)
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