Scents and Sensibility

Scents and Sensibility

In the latest entry in the immensely popular Chet and Bernie mystery series, 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.

Every bit as insightful (Booklist), humorous (Library Journal), and deliciously addictive (Publishers Weekly, starred review) as Quinn's previous books, Scents and Sensibility is a drool-worthy mystery that will have readers everywhere begging for more.

Title:Scents and Sensibility
ISBN:9781476703428
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    Scents and Sensibility Reviews

  • AliceAnn

    That ending. YIKES! I need the next book ASAP!...

  • Pamela

    For the most part, I typically don't barrel through a book. I'd much rather savor each one - a nibble here, a nibble there. But OH NO!!! Not when it comes to "Chet the Jet" - K-9 extraordinaire. And e...

  • Kay Hudson

    I love Chet, and he's as funny and doggy as ever in this installment. And Shooter, Chet's mini-me (relationship obvious to everyone but Chet) is darling. But I have to admit I was taken aback by the u...

  • Ms.pegasus

    Who would've thought.... People actually try to steal those stately saguaro cacti in order to landscape their homes. It is therefore illegal to go digging them up in Arizona without a permit from the ...

  • Willa

    I think this was the best Chet and Bernie mystery to date. The books are narrated by Chet, a dog, in a stream-of-consciousness style that is very engaging. Bernie Little, the "Little" of the Little De...

  • Debbie

    I love these books. A friend of mine told me about them about a year ago and how good they were. I was like "a dog narrating a story? Meh". Then I requested one just to check it out. My friend was rig...

  • Erin L

    I love this series, but this book is not my favorite. I thought it was a little disjointed, which is too bad because I handed it to my Mom to read as an introduction to the series before I read it. Oo...

  • Rebecca

    I enjoyed this, but it took a while for me to get interested in it. The dog narrator threw me off a bit, and I was partway through before I started enjoying it. I'll pick up the other books in the ser...

  • Betsy

    I am completely hooked and, puh-leez Mr. Quinn don't leave us hanging for long!This is one of my favorites of the series -- Chet and Bernie are back home in Arizona, with saguaro cacti looming large, ...

  • Linda Rowland

    For some reason this one took longer to hook me. Love Chet as much as ever....