Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Sound and The Furry by Spencer Quinn [Review]

The Sound and the Furry (A Chet and Bernie Mystery #6)4 out of 5 Robots!

The Sound and the Furry by Spencer Quinn
Series: Chet and Bernie #6
Genre: Mystery
Release: September 10, 2013
Hardcover: 320 Pages
Publisher: Atria Books
My Copy: Publisher (Edelweiss)
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
Chet and Bernie head to Louisiana in the next installment in the New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring “a canine Sam Spade full of joie de vivre” (Stephen King) and his human private investigator companion. Out for a drive, Chet and Bernie run into a prison work crew featuring an old criminal friend they helped send to prison, Frenchie Boutette. From an old Louisiana family full of black sheep, Frenchie needs Bernie and Chet’s help in locating his brother, Ralph, who has disappeared with his houseboat. But before they can head off to the bayou, Bernie is attacked by a member of a strange gang called the Queiros. And though he’s tempted to take another job (with a big payday) in Alaska, Bernie and Chet set course for Louisiana.

A reclusive inventor, Ralph is the sole law-abiding member of his family. Full of black sheep, the Boutette family has a long running feud with the no-good Robideaus and at first it seems as if Ralph’s disappearance is connected to a dispute over a load of heisted shrimp. But when Chet uncovers a buried clue, the investigation heads in a new and dangerous direction and what was a simple disappearance gets complicated as a conspiracy involving the oil business is uncovered. The more Chet and Bernie discover about Ralph, the more dangerous the job becomes and soon they’re fighting not only Big Oil, but also shadowy black ops figures, the Quieros, and Iko—a gator with an insatiable appetite.
(Courtesy of the Publisher)

Shannon's Thoughts:
I don't read many "cozy mysteries" but I have a few series that I enjoy.  Chet and Bernie is one of them.  The best part of this series is the fact that they are narrated by Chet, a large shepherd with unwavering devotion to his Private Investigator owner, Bernie.  Chet is hilarious and Spencer Quinn does a great job of putting the reader in the mind of dog. 

The Sound and the Furry is the sixth installment in the series and takes Bernie and Chet to Louisiana.  I have to honest and admit this wasn't my favorite one of the series.  I usually like it when series that their characters on the road, but I think I prefer Chet and Bernie in their natural Arizonian surroundings. 

But even though this book wasn't my favorite, over all I think this series is a great one.  It is charming, funny and an easy read.  Chet is a great narrator and it is so much fun to see the scenes through his eyes.  His take on the world is great.  If you are looking for a fun, easy series I highly recommend Chet and Bernie!

Other books in this series in the order that they should be read:
1. Dog On It
2. Thereby Hangs a Tail
3. To Fetch a Thief
4. The Dog Who Knew Too Much
5. A Fistful of Collars
6. The Sound and the Furry

No comments :

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin