I'm off to the bookstore to pick up Thereby Hangs a Tail - the second in the Chet and Bernie mystery series by Spencer Quinn - released January 5. The first book, Dog On It, was a New York Times bestseller and Barnes & Noble Recommends selection. The series may be primarily intended for adults, but it's perfect for YA readers too. I can say that with confidence - my 13-year old niece Rachel loved Dog On It, and if you've read my interviews with her, you know Rachel's a discerning reader - see 2Teens.
The mysteries are written from the witty and endearing pov of Chet the dog, Bernie's partner in the Little Detective Agency.
I won't be reviewing Thereby Hangs a Tail, because Quinn is my big brother - and even though he's undeniably a fabulous writer, I might be suspected of bias. However, I do hope to interview him in an upcoming blog post about his writing career and this great series.
Please check back. In the meantime, visit chetthedog - a most delightful blog - and you'll see what I mean.