A Cat Was Involved: A Chet and Bernie Mystery eShort Story

A Cat Was Involved: A Chet and Bernie Mystery eShort Story

by Spencer Quinn

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Spencer Quinn’s first original e-short story reveals how everyone’s favorite detective duo—Chet the Dog and P.I. Bernie Little—came to meet before their first big case in Dog On It.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451690620
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 08/14/2012
Series: Chet and Bernie Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 30,729
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Spencer Quinn lives on Cape Cod with his dog, Audrey.  He is currently working on the next Chet and Bernie novel.


Falmouth, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

June 28, 1947

Place of Birth:

Brooklline, Massachusetts


BA, Williams College, 1968

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A Cat Was Involved: A Chet and Bernie Mystery eShort Story 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 104 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading the first Chet and Bernie book and found this e-short story so naturally I had to get it. Being a dog owner/lover for most of my life, I found it so true-to-life when wondering what my dog is really thinking about - food, car rides, barking, food, barking at anyone who walks or rides a bike in our vicinity, food. Chet adds his special nose (so better than a human, poor thing) to chasing the bad guy if he doesn't get distracted by a cruller or some such. Delightful read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend told me about the Spenser Quinn series of Chet and Bernie, It really was a fun story and I laughed out loud at times. I will definitely buy the books since it;s so rare to find something that makes you smile and laugh out loud. Quinn really has captured the dog's point of view. Wonderful!
cjva More than 1 year ago
In the other Chet and Bernie books that I've read, Chet alludes to what happened on the day he flunked out of K-9 school and the day he met Bernie. It's nice to have that fleshed out, and it was as entertaining as all the books in the series. I liked the way Chet was drawn to Bernie from the moment he smelled him. They make a great team! Hawaiian shirts also figure in the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally, we get the missing piece of how Chet an Bernie met. This was a nice treat while we wait for the next full novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The dog tells the story. I am now working my way through the rest of the series and so far enjoyed the first two books. Just don't understand why this series of ebooks are relatively expensive, about $10+??
happy-readerGG More than 1 year ago
So glad to get another installment of Chet and Bernie. While I really like Bernie, I adore Chet. Once again, well written story that is highly entertaining. It's nice to see just how Chet entered Bernie's life. Wish I had a dog like him.
RainyGirl More than 1 year ago
Though this is billed as a short story, I think of it as more of a 'prequel.' Any fan of the Chet and Bernie books will love it. The books always hint at how Chet flunked K-9 school and how he came to be with Bernie. Well, now we know. And, yes, a cat was most definitely involved. It's a short read that will both satisfy and amuse--and tell you how it all started. Definitely worth a read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amawesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice to know about how the team got together.
ali_b More than 1 year ago
If you haven't discovered the Chet and Bernie series yet, you are in for a real treat. And, if you already have, this book tells how it all started! Chet the dog narrates the adventures that he has with Bernie, a private investigator. Lest you think this is a human mind living in an animal body like some of the other books narrated by animals, rest assured; Chet is a dog. He barks, naps, scarfs treats, jumps up on people, and (his downfall at the police academy) chases cats. His role in Bernie's investigative business is his favorite thing to do - chase the bad guy and bite his leg. These books are hysterically funny with well-crafted plots and great characters.
KyBookReader More than 1 year ago
If you are familiar with the Chet and Bernie mysteries, there's always been a question about why Chet was mustered out of police dog training. This short story tells all, in the usual funny style of Spencer Quinn's plots. If you have not read one of the mysteries yet, this is a good way to see if the series is for you--but if you are a dog lover, there's no question: you should read all of Spencer Quinn's books.
CPK37 More than 1 year ago
This was my first time reading this author and I want to read more by him. Loved the story from the dog's perspective. :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun little read that doesn’t quite jive with the rest of stories. Chet talks about his life With Leda so how is it he came After the divorce?
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I will
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 17 page very well-written amusing free tale of how the cat caused Chet to flunk from K-9 school, from Chet's point of view. Suitable for mature pre-teen readers; some violence involved. An excerpt from 7th in series of the Little Investigation Agency, Bernie and Chet is also provided.
Ankhsenpaaten More than 1 year ago
I just read (actually listened to) this story and I want to write that I loved it. If I could send a cruller to both Chet and Bernie I would. Now I plan to read the other books in the series.
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I enjoyed this self contained short story that give the backstory for the characters. I have never heard of the series and bought it to use up a certificate. It was worth it and it whet my appetite to try the series. I am a casual reader who enjoys John Sanford and cozy mysteries; I am not a literature buff.
GaryHM More than 1 year ago
The beginning of the Chet and Bernie series. If you like stories about dogs and their perspective o humans you would like enjoy this story.
Poutounk More than 1 year ago
If you've read or are going to read the Chet & Bernie series, this short story explains how Bernie & Chet met and how Bernie was able to keep Chet.
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