If you love mysteries and dogs, you won't want to miss two delightful books : Dog on It and Thereby Hangs a Tail, the first two in what we hope will be an ongoing Bernie and Chet mystery series by Spencer Quinn.
Bernie is an ex-cop turned detective and Chet is his canine partner who rides shotgun and narrates the stories. Combine all the components of well-plotted mysteries with dog behaviors any pet owner will recognize, and you have a pleasant alternative to more over the top contemporary novels. Both books may also be fun for dog-loving teens looking for a vampire-free whodunit with a fast moving plot.
Chet the dog, though fictional, has apparently caught the social networking bug. He has his own blog, Facebook page and Twitter account. Doggie smartphones all around!