The Sound and the Furry

The Sound and the Furry

Large Print - 2014
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In the sixth entry in the "New York Times "bestselling mystery series that the "Los Angeles Times "called "nothing short of masterful," Chet and Bernie are handed a hard case in the Big Easy.
Chet and Bernie, the best canine/human P.I. team in the business, encounter a prison work crew that includes Frenchie Boutette, an old pal they sent up the river. Frenchie begs Bernie to go find his brother Ralph, a reclusive inventor who has disappeared--along with his houseboat--from the bayou. Not long after, Bernie fends off a deadly attack from a member of a shadowy gang called the Q's. The attacker dies without revealing anything.
In bayou country, Chet and Bernie meet the no-good Boutette family and their ancient enemies, the maybe-even-worse Robideaus. At first it looks like Ralph's disappearance is tied to a dispute between the two families over a load of stolen shrimp. But Chet turns up a buried clue that sends them in a new and dangerous direction involving the oil business. The more they find out about Ralph and what he knew, the less their chances of surviving to do anything about it. Now they're up against Big Oil, shadowy black ops figures, and the Q's--plus Iko, a legendary bayou gator with a big appetite...
A top-notch addition to the "deliciously addictive" ("Publishers Weekly") series, "The Sound and the Furry "is an irresistibly suspenseful and humorous read that will keep you begging for more.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014, c2013.
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9781410464453
1410464458
Characteristics: 455 p. --

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RedLeaf
Jan 23, 2017

If you like dogs, well written light fiction, and detective plotting this is a five star book for you. Bernie Little, ex-military, ex-police, is the Little Detective Agency with his dog Chet who is the narrative of the tale. The writing magic is that the words capture what many of us suspect the inner dialogue would be if our furry friend could communicate with us. At the same time, the human side of the story contrasts with the sunny disposition of Chet and the reader can enjoy the darker plotting of detective life. The skillfulness of the writing is perhaps easy to pass over given the doggy perspective but slower reading will increase the appreciation of how good the book is.

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SAPL454
Mar 11, 2014

An unusual mystery novel, thoughtfully conceived!

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tocch101
Feb 18, 2014

This might be my favorite one, but realistically it is hard to pick a favorite when all of them are so good. The story is well told, and well developed, while holding true to the narrator. I look forward to reading more.

bookfanatic1979 Oct 09, 2013

Chet is as charming as ever, but even his good-natured obliviousness couldn’t save the plot for me. Part of my problem may simply be that it was too subtle for me, but I thought the end and the villain’s identity were rather too sudden to entirely make sense.

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