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Quinn, Spencer

Overview
Works: 89 works in 482 publications in 12 languages and 26,390 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  Juvenile works  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Children's audiobooks  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PS3617.U584, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Spencer Quinn
Publications by Spencer Quinn
Most widely held works about Spencer Quinn
 
Most widely held works by Spencer Quinn
Dog on it by Spencer Quinn( Book )
64 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,892 libraries worldwide
Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters
Thereby hangs a tail by Spencer Quinn( Book )
36 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,156 libraries worldwide
A follow-up to Dog On It finds the human-and-canine investigative team endeavoring to rescue an abducted show dog, a case that is complicated by reporter Susie Sanchez's disappearance and Chet's separation from Bernie
To fetch a thief : a Chet and Bernie mystery by Spencer Quinn( Book )
33 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,927 libraries worldwide
"Chet has smelled a lot of unusual things in his years as trusted companion and partner to P.I. Bernie Little, but nothing has prepared him for the exotic scents he encounters when an old-fashioned traveling circus comes to town. Bernie scores tickets to this less-than-greatest-show-on-earth because his son Charlie is crazy about elephants. The only problem is that Peanut, the headlining pachyderm of this particular one-ring circus, has gone missing--along with her trainer, Uri DeLeath. Stranger still, no one saw them leave. How does an elephant vanish without a trace?"--Page 4 of cover
The dog who knew too much by Spencer Quinn( Book )
23 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,822 libraries worldwide
When Bernie is invited to give the keynote speech at a private investigator convention, his intrepid canine companion is secretly targeted by the high-profile person in charge, an agenda that is complicated by a missing boy and a familiar-looking puppy
A fistful of collars : a Chet and Bernie mystery by Spencer Quinn( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,683 libraries worldwide
Hoping to bring some Tinseltown money to the Valley, the mayor lures a movie studio to town to shoot their next production, a big-budget Western in the classic tradition. The star is none other than ruggedly handsome--and notoriously badly behaved--Thad Perry. When the mayor decides that someone needs to keep an eye on Thad so that he doesn't get into too much trouble, Bernie and Chet are handpicked for the job. The money is good but something smells fishy, and what should have been a simple matter of babysitting soon gets more complicated--especially when they discover that Thad has a mysterious connection to the Valley that nobody wants to talk about. What kind of secret could Thad have left behind when he went to Hollywood to seek fame and fortune? The only people who might know the answer have a bad habit of turning up dead before they can talk. As Bernie's relationship with his longtime girlfriend Suzie goes long-distance, and Chet's late-night assignations appear to have resulted in an unexpected dividend, it's all our two sleuths can do to keep Thad and his motley entourage of yes-men, handlers, and hangers-on in their sights. Worst of all, Thad is a self-proclaimed cat person, and his feline friend Brando has taken an instant dislike to Chet
The sound and the furry : a Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn( Book )
17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,587 libraries worldwide
When Chet and Bernie happen upon a prison work crew that includes Frenchie Boutette, an old criminal pal they sent up the river, getting a new case is the last thing they expect. But Frenchie, who comes from an old Louisiana family full of black sheep, needs help finding his one law-abiding relative, his brother Ralph, a reclusive inventor who has gone missing with his houseboat. Though he's tempted to take another job (with a big payday) in Alaska, Bernie decides to set course for the bayous of Louisiana, a trip that will introduce Chet to a world of sights, smells, and tastes that are like nothing he's ever encountered. Out in bayou country, Chet and Bernie meet the no-good Boutette family and their ancient enemies, the maybe-even-worse Robideaus, and at first it seems as if Ralph's disappearance is connected to a dispute over a load of stolen shrimp. But when Chet uncovers a buried clue, the investigation heads in a dangerous new direction involving the oil business and an impending environmental catastrophe. The more Chet and Bernie discover about Ralph, the more treacherous the job becomes, and soon they're fighting not only Big Oil, but also shadowy black ops figures, a violent biker gang from back home, and Iko, a legendary bayou gator with a seemingly insatiable appetite. Meanwhile, deep under the Gulf, the pressure just keeps building
Paw and order : a Chet and Bernie mystery by Spencer Quinn( Book )
13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,482 libraries worldwide
After setting things right in a case that took them all the way to the Louisiana bayou, P.I. Bernie LIttle and his faithful canine companion Chet decide to take the long way home and pay a visit to Bernie's girlfriend, Suzie Sanchez, an up-and-coming journalist now living in Washington D.C. Suzie is working on a big story she can't talk about, and when her source, a mysterious Brit with possible intelligence connections, runs into trouble of the worst kind, Bernie suddenly finds himself under arrest. Soon Chet, Bernie and Suzie are pulled into a shadowy international conspiracy
Dog on it by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,468 libraries worldwide
Introducing two-legged Bernie and his four-legged pal Chet--a canine with a penchant for solving mysteries--their first case is to track down a teenager who's out way past curfew
Scents and sensibility : a Chet and Bernie mystery by Spencer Quinn( Book )
16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,396 libraries worldwide
When his neighbor gets in trouble for cactus smuggling, Bernie Little, along with his dog, investigates and discovers dangerous goings-on in the desert that seem to be linked to a strange festival, a cult, and a long-ago kidnapping
Thereby hangs a tail by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,298 libraries worldwide
While hapless private investigator Bernie continues his struggle to pay the bills, his four-legged partner Chet, a K-9 school dropout--with his sharp nose and even sharper teeth--keeps bringing down the perps
The right side : a novel by Spencer Quinn( Book )
9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,239 libraries worldwide
"In this riveting new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of the Chet and Bernie mystery series, a deeply damaged female soldier home from the war in Afghanistan becomes obsessed with finding a missing girl, gains an unlikely ally in a stray dog, and encounters new perils beyond the combat zone. LeAnne Hogan went to Afghanistan as a rising star in the military, and came back a much lesser person, mentally and physically. Now missing an eye and with half her face badly scarred, she can barely remember the disastrous desert operation that almost killed her. She is confused, angry, and suspects the fault is hers, even though nobody will come out and say it. Shattered by one last blow--the sudden death of her hospital roommate, Marci--LeAnne finds herself on a fateful drive across the country, reflecting on her past and seeing no future. Her native land is now unfamiliar, recast in shadow by her one good eye, her damaged psyche, and her weakened body. Arriving in the rain-soaked small town in Washington state that Marci had called home, she makes a troubling discovery: Marci's eight-year-old daughter has vanished. When a stray dog--a powerful, dark, unreadable creature, no one's idea of a pet--seems to adopt LeAnne, a surprising connection is formed and something shifts inside her. As she becomes obsessed with finding Marci's daughter, LeAnne and her inscrutable canine companion are drawn into danger as dark and menacing as her last Afghan mission. This time she has a strange but loyal fellow traveler protecting her blind side"--Provided by the publisher
Woof : a Bowser and Birdie novel by Spencer Quinn( Book )
14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,203 libraries worldwide
Bowser is a mutt, just adopted by eleven-year-old Birdie Gaux and her grandmother, but when they all get home to Grammy's bait and tackle shop in the bayou they discover that their prize stuffed marlin has been stolen--so Bowser decides to investigate, and things quickly become complicated and dangerous
Arf : a Bowser and Birdie novel by Spencer Quinn( Book )
12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 libraries worldwide
Birdie Gaux's dog, Bowser, considers himself in charge of security at 19 Gentilly Lane, so when the house is broken into Bowser wants to find the man with the limeade aftershave (and the cat) responsible--but nobody seems to know what the culprits were looking for, or why a strange girl is asking questions about Birdie's father, a policeman who was killed in the line of duty years before Bowser was adopted
The dog who knew too much by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
Canine narrator Chet and his human companion Bernie search for a missing child at a wilderness camp. The mother thinks the boy was snatched by his father--her ex. But Chet's sniffing sends the case in a different direction
Scents and sensibility by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Private Investigator Bernie Little and his canine companion Chet return home to encounter some alarming developments. First off, Bernie's wall safe--normally hidden behind the waterfall picture in the office--is gone, and with it Bernie's grandfather's watch, their most valuable possession. And next door, old Mr. Parsons is under investigation for being in possession of a saguaro cactus illegally transplanted from the desert. Bernie and Chet go deep into the desert to investigate. Is it possible that such a lovely old couple have a terrible secret in their past? Chet and Bernie discover bad things going on in the wilderness, far worse that cactus smuggling, and all connected to a strange but innocent-seeming desert festival called Arrow Bright. They unearth leads that take them back to a long-ago kidnapping that may not have been a kidnapping and threaten a ruthless and charismatic criminal with a cult following, a criminal who sees at once what Chet and Bernie mean to each other and knows how to exploit it
Woof by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2015 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 474 libraries worldwide
There is trouble brewing in the Louisiana swamp -- Bowser can smell it. Bowser is a very handsome and only slightly slobbery dog, and he can smell lots of things. Birdie Gaux, the girl Bowser lives with, also knows something is wrong. It's not just that her grammy's stuffed prize marlin has been stolen. It's the weird rumor that the marlin is linked to a missing treasure
Bow wow by Spencer Quinn( Book )
4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Bowser the mutt lives with eleven-year-old Birdie Gaux and her grandmother in the normally quiet Louisiana bayou town of St. Roch, but news that a Bull shark has somehow made its way into the swamp has everyone excited, and the cash bounty for landing the shark has lured some very shady characters into town--one hunter in particular is prepared to go to any lengths to collect the money
The sound and the furry by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
When an old criminal friend asks for help locating his missing brother, Chet and Bernie turn down a lucrative job offer to begin a search in Louisiana, where they encounter unexpected dangers and an oil business conspiracy
To fetch a thief by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Chet has smelled a lot of unusual things in his years as trusted companion and partner to P.I. Bernie Little, but nothing has prepared him for the exotic scents he encounters when an old-fashioned traveling circus comes to town. Unfortunately Peanut, the headlining pachyderm, has gone missing. How does an elephant vanish without a trace? Hired by Popo the Clown--who has his own reasons for wanting to find out what happened--Chet and Bernie are in hot pursuit after Chet takes a few sniffs in Peanut's trailer and picks up her one-of-a-kind scent
Paw and order by Spencer Quinn( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 libraries worldwide
Visiting reporter Suzie Sanchez's home in Washington, D.C., canine investigator Chet lands in the path of an operative with links to a conspiracy involving a British intelligence agent, a strange bird, and a guinea pig
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Abrahams, Peter, 1947-

קוין, ספנסר
クイン, スペンサー
Languages
English (335)
French (6)
Japanese (4)
German (3)
Croatian (2)
Polish (2)
Russian (2)
Spanish (1)
Portuguese (1)
Hebrew (1)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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