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 Spencer Quinn's Heart of Barkness is the latest in the New York Times bestselling series that the Los Angele...

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Title:Heart of Barkness
Author:Spencer Quinn
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1250297710
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Heart of Barkness Reviews

  • Karen
    Jul 06, 2019
    So glad for a new Chet and Bernie, the series where a dog is the narrator and Bernie is his human. In this story Bernie tries to help a country singer who has fallen into hard times. ...
  • loretta
    Aug 30, 2019
    It?s been a while since reading a Chet and Bernie mystery and I realized how much I missed them! I chuckled my way through another mystery narrated by Chet, the dog. Did I mention how much I love Chet? Anyway another fun, interesting and suspenseful read. Do yourself a favor and read...
  • Susan
    Jul 24, 2019
    PI Bernie Little is just out of the hospital after the events of the last book, and his partner, narrator, admirer--hell, his dog--Chet is overjoyed. Bernie is glad to be healthy again, but saddened when his girlfriend makes it clear that she has to spend the next three years on assign...
  • Harvee
    Aug 31, 2019
    Just love this series and the way the narrator, Chet, tells the story. Brilliant. ...
  • Carol
    Jul 08, 2019
    I was so thrilled to get this book in my hands. I was one of the devoted readers who was distraught at the end of the previous book, not sure if the story was going to continue or not. (Despite Spencer Quinn's reassurance that there was a clue right there in the second to last paragrap...
  • Linda Rowland
    Jul 18, 2019
    Love Chet but this one is not up to his usual standards, in my opinion. ...
  • Ina
    Aug 05, 2019
    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 this book - the relationship between Bernie and Chet, the well developed and quirky c...
  • Linden
    Jun 24, 2019
    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/lover, Clint. Bernie thinks she's innocent, and sets out to find the truth. ...
  • Steve Betz
    Jul 29, 2019
    What can you say about another chance to hang out with Chet and Bernie? As is pretty typical, the mystery wasn't all that mysterious, but Chet's narration can still make me laugh out loud. ...
  • Janie
    Jun 04, 2019
    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, 2019) continues the reading pleasure and my enjoyment of Chet's canine narration of the p...
  • Hobart
    Jul 25, 2019
    This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- It's been 4 years?4 long years (28 dog years!) since the publication of Scents and Sensibility, so it's understandable (but personally troubling) that I'd forgotten it ended on something of a cliffhanger. It came back to me...
  • Joey Woolfardis
    Apr 07, 2019
    Read the third book in the Chet and Bernie series, To Fetch a Thief. I get it but the voice of the dog narrator was unbearable for me: 1 Star; therefore will not be continuing with the series. ...
  • Judy Lesley
    Jul 10, 2019
    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 and more tangled until Lotty Pilgrim finds herself in the middle of a murder investig...
  • Laura
    Jul 31, 2019
    I picked up this book because of the cover and the reviews . I wasn?t sure if I would like it at first but I ended up really enjoying it I would definitely read another one ! ...
  • Lelia Taylor
    Aug 06, 2019
    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; this is a crime-fighting duo that is good at what they do because they're so very much i...
  • Donna Lewis
    Jul 14, 2019
    Another delightful Chet and Bernie collaboration. The dynamic duo ? always financially challenged, but more interested in catching the bad guys than making money. In this particular caper, they are helping an aging country and western singer. But Chet, my forever hero, still has a fa...
  • Teresa Biggie
    Jul 23, 2019
    The mystery was good. The characters are outstanding but I could not like the voice of Chet the dog. .. when I explained the concept to my adult children .. they said I do not have millennial humor ??? I had no idea that was a thing but I will cop to it. ...
  • Sue
    Jul 16, 2019
    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 is returning home at the beginning of Heart of Barkness. Chet, the dog half of the Li...
  • Chrystal
    Jul 12, 2019
    3.5 stars As funny as always, but this one had a particularly lame plot. Loved the part with the horse! ...
  • Karin
    Aug 06, 2019
    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 as you have no doubt ascertained, I'm done. Why four stars--well, it was just so go...
  • Joan
    Aug 22, 2019
    Bernie and Chet help Lotty Pilgrim (against her wishes), an older country singer who, in spite of once haven written a song which was immensely successful and recorded by top singers, seemed to be living in poverty. Suzie breaks up with Bernie, telling him that he would never be ha...
  • Judy Crudele
    Jul 27, 2019
    I have read all of Spencer Quinn's books and enjoyed them. I just couldn't get excited about this one. Also what was always clever about Chet, now seems humdrum and overboard to me. ...
  • Debra Belmudes
    Aug 25, 2019
    I love this series of books. They are so enjoyable because they are told from the dog's point of view! ...
  • Kay Hudson
    Aug 11, 2019
    We waited four years for this book, since the last Chet and Bernie mystery came out in July 2015, and this one was not a disappointment. (And a note at the end promises the next book will be out next summer!). These books are narrated by Chet, a large (100 pound plus) dog with misma...
  • Lisa
    Jun 25, 2019
    Heart of Barkness by Spencer Quinn is the continuing story of the Little Detective Agency and is book nine in the series (Chet and Bernie mystery). In this quirky and sometimes humorous mystery which is narrated by Chet (who is the canine part of this crime solving duo), Bernie and his...
  • Diana Gomez
    May 14, 2019
    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 "Scents and Sensibility". Bernie has been in the hospital for a few months recoverin...
  • Nicole Wagner
    Jun 21, 2019
    A murder mystery told by the PI's dog. What's not to love? Anthropomorphism is tricky. It can be powerful when used to create a motif through which society is examined: The Rats of Nimh; Animal Farm; Watership Down. It can be powerful when it's used to elevate a message about human...
  • Dana Dratch
    Jul 08, 2019
    This was great! ...
  • Bob Penna
    Aug 03, 2019
    As a fan who's read the previous eight installments of this series, plus several of the ebook mini stories, I REALLY wanted to like this book. Unfortunately, that wasn't to be. The overarching feeling I got here was of an author going through the the motions, with little enthusiasm ...
  • 3 no 7
    Jun 16, 2019
    ?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 opinions, observations and conclusions are a bit different from those in other mystery...