Waiting On Wednesday (133) @ChetTheDog @ForgeReads

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Of Mutts and Men
A Chet & Bernie Mystery #10
Spencer Quinn
Forge Books, July 2020
Mystery, Private Investigators

From the publisher—

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 than 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 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.

Why am I waiting so eagerly? If you’ve met Chet and Bernie before, you don’t need to ask and, if you haven’t, you are in for such a treat! There are no other PI teams quite like this one and I promise you hours of fun with a goofy but intelligent dog and his human. Intelligent, that is, as dogs go because Chet is wont to go off on tangents when he’s working through a thought and what starts out as a rumination about whether some guy is less than savory can just as easily turn into a craving for bacon. Since these tales are told by Chet the Jet himself, there’s lots of fun to be had while he and Bernie are solving the latest crime—which is always as complex as you could want in a mystery—and, every year, I start to get really angsty as the time approaches for a new adventure. July can not come soon enough 😁