Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Fistful of Collars

A Fistful of Collars

By: Spencer Quinn

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Being an owner of a 90lb german sheppard who happens to be the sheriff's k-9 dog, i can totally relate to this series, which by the way i LOVE!

A fistful of Collars is the fifth installment of teh mystery series which features Bernie little and he partner chet, the k-9. The book is narrated by chet the dog, which can be annoying at times, but if you are a dog lover, you will soon learn to love.

Bernie and chet have been asked by the mayor (chet doesnt know what a mayor is, but knows that the mayor is very good mostly because of the chew toys) to keep an eye on teh star of a new movie being filmed in the valley, Thad Parry. Thad has a bad-boy rep but the mayor believes that the movie will bring big money and big business for their town. Bernie's six year old son, charlie, lands a role in Perry's movie and proves to be a talented actor, something bernie's ex wife, leda, is farrr to eager to encourage. In Bernie's personal life, suzie had accepted a job with the Washington Post and leaving him out of sorts about the decision to continue their relationship long distance.

Its a pretty good mystery involving cold cases, blackmail, durgs and a cover up that leads to 2 brutal death and bernie pinned to a door by a knife embedded into his leg.

I think the best scene in the book is when Thad challenges Bernie to a boxing match. At the end of the match when Thad's assistant offers to help him off the ground, Thad is embarrassed by losing the contest, he snarls at the assistant, "...don't look at me as if I'm some kind of candy ass." Chet hears this and thinks that it might be an interesting idea