Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Help me understand, currency is a fistful of tears I can afford." Song lyrics


In a story involving a popular detective team, canine narrator, Chet, and his human companion, Bernie  have an adventure involving Hollywood film making and babysitting bad boy stars.

The mayor of the Valley, wants to generate income for his community. He and a group of backers persuade Hollywood bad boy, Thad Perry, to film Wild Horseman in the Valley.

With Perry's history of extra curricular activity, one prerequisite is that private eye Bernie Little and his dog Chet, watch over Perry and keep him out of trouble.

As Chet is the narrator, it's entertaining to be aware of his thoughts and senses as he tries to interpret a person's body language or observes actions that people aren't afraid to display in front of a dog.

One scene I particularly enjoyed was where Bernie and Thad decide to box each other. At the conclusion of the match, Thad's assistant asks if he can help him up. Thad is embarrassed by the beating that he took at Bernie's hands and shrugs off his assistant, snarling "...don't look at me as if I'm some kind of candyass." Chet believes that this would be an interesting idea.

This is a well written mystery. There are well placed plot twists and Chet's dog insights to human behavior were insightful as was his relationship with Bernie. Their communications with each other was so precise that there were times when I wasn't sure that I was reading the dog's thoughts.

Definitely recommended.

Giveaway rules:
1. There will be two winners, one hardcover copy, one review copy
2. Must be a follower of this blog.
3. Use above link and see the Amazon review, at the end of the review, indicate "YES" it was helpful.
4. Leave email address and indicate steps 2 and 3 have been completed.
5. U.S. and Canada
6. Giveaway ends Sept 28th

Good Luck


One Book Ends - Another Begins said...

Wish this was one of your giveaways, would love to win it.



One Book Ends - Another Begins said...

Steps 2 and 3 are complete. Thanks for making this a giveaway.

kkappleby at msn dot com



Margie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. This looks like a fun book.
Steps 2 and 3 complete.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Carol M said...

Steps 2 and 3 have been completed.

Thank you for the giveaway. This sounds like a fun read!

mittens0831 at aol dot com

mamabunny13 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
gfc mamabunny13
Yes on Amazon - Connie Shelor
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. I found your review helpful. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

Harvee Lau said...

I already have this book, so don't enter me. Just wanted to say I love Chet the Dog and the author's way of portraying his thoughts that seem so believable.

skkorman said...

Thanks for another great giveaway, Mike—Steps 2 & 3 are complete!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Carol N Wong said...

I follow with GFC and an e-mail subscription. Indicated that the review was helpful so #1 & 2 are complete.

This is already on my wishlist!! I love cozies!!

Thank you for this giveaway.


Karen Appleby said...

So, who's the lucky winner?

Michael Draper said...

Sorry to be late posting:
congratulations to the winners of this book:
Carol M.

Hope you enjoy the book.

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