Heart of Barkness

Heart of Barkness

Spencer Quinn's Heart of Barkness is the latest in the New York Times bestselling series that the Los Angeles Times called “nothing short of masterful"…

Chet the dog, “the most lovable narrator in all of crime fiction” (Boston Globe) and P.I. Bernie encounter heartache and much worse in the world of country music. They’re both music lovers, so when Lotty Pilgrim, a country singer from long ago, turns up at a local bar, they drive out to catch her act. Bernie’s surprised to see someone who was once so big performing in such a dive, and drops a C-note the Little Detective Agency can’t afford to part with into the tip jar. The C-note is stolen right from under their noses – even from under Chet’s, the nose that misses nothing – and before the night is over, it’s stolen again.

Soon they’re working the most puzzling case of their career, a case that takes them back in time in search of old border-town secrets, and into present-day danger where powerful people want those secrets to stay hidden. Chet and Bernie find themselves sucked into a real-life murder ballad where there is no one to trust but each other.

Title:Heart of Barkness
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250297716
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    Heart of Barkness Reviews

  • Linden

    Everyone's favorite canine narrator, Chet, is back to describe another case he solves with his partner, Bernie. Lotty Pilgrim, country music singer , is about to plead guilty to murdering her manager/...

  • 3 no 7

    “Heart of Barkness” by Spencer Quinn is book nine in the “Chet and Bernie” series. New readers should note that the series is a first person narrative by Chet, the dog half of the duo, so the ...

  • Janie

    A new Chet and Bernie book is one of the few that I will pick up and read immediately, regardless of the condition of my To-Be-Read list. This ninth release in the series (publication date July 2, 201...

  • Lelia Taylor

    Spending time with two of my favorite detective partners is always such a pleasure and Chet and Bernie have not let me down this time (as if they ever do). This is more than just a man and his dog; th...

  • Judy Lesley

    I enjoyed this very much, but then I usually do enjoy the Chet and Bernie books. This one has Bernie trying to help a country music singer who has fallen on difficult times. The situation becomes more...

  • Karin

    After four entire years of the cliff-hanger at the end of the eighth book, Chet and Bernie are finally back. My son and I wondered if it would ever make it out, but it did. He's still reading it, but ...

  • Leah

    I didn't like this one as much as the other book I read. It was the mystery. This one wasn't as interesting. There is a cold case, a murder, a country singer, a ranch, and a break up. I liked the ranc...

  • Diana Gomez

    3.75 rounded up.It's been a while since I read a Chet and Bernie story, I'd missed Chet's one-of-a-kind viewpoint.It also seems I'd slightly forgotten how we left our favorite duo at the end of "Scent...

  • Sue

    Oh, Chet. How I've missed you. It's been a long four year wait for Chet and Bernie to make a new appearance. While Scents and Sensibility ended with Bernie barely hanging to life, he has recovered and...

  • Ina

    This is a perfect summer read! Especially for a reader who loves dogs since, Chet the dog, narrates this well written mystery and provides a light humorous perspective. There is so much to enjoy about...