By Spencer Quinn
Everyone’s favourite detective workforce returns in a brand new event as dogs narrator Chet and his human companion P.I. Bernie Little locate that Hollywood has long gone to the dogs.
Hoping to convey a few Tinseltown cash to the Valley, the mayor lures a film studio to city to shoot their subsequent construction, a big-budget Western within the vintage culture. The megastar is none except ruggedly handsome—and notoriously badly behaved—Thad Perry. whilst the mayor comes to a decision that somebody must regulate Thad in order that he doesn’t get into an excessive amount of hassle, Bernie and Chet are handpicked for the activity. the cash is nice yet whatever smells fishy, and what must have been an easy topic of babysitting quickly will get extra complicated—especially after they detect that Thad has a mysterious connection to the Valley that no-one desires to speak about. what sort of mystery may possibly Thad have left in the back of whilst he went to Hollywood to hunt repute and fortune? the one those that may possibly understand the reply have a nasty behavior of turning up useless sooner than they could speak.
As Bernie’s courting together with his longtime female friend Suzie is going long-distance, and Chet’s late-night assignations seem to have led to an unforeseen dividend, it’s all our sleuths can do to maintain Thad and his motley entourage of yes-men, handlers, and hangers-on of their points of interest. Worst of all, Thad is a self-proclaimed cat individual, and his pussycat pal Brando has taken an immediate dislike to Chet.
Like the successful books prior to it, this 5th ebook within the sequence combines a top-notch secret with real humor and a perceptive tackle the connection among human and puppy that may stick with you lengthy after the case is solved.
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