Up on the Woof Top (A Chet & Bernie Mystery #14) (Hardcover)
Chet the dog, "the most lovable narrator in all of crime fiction" (Boston Globe) and his human partner Bernie Little find themselves high in the mountains this holiday season to help Dame Ariadne Carlisle, a renowned author of bestselling Christmas mysteries, find Rudy, her lead reindeer and good luck charm, who has gone missing.
At Kringle Ranch, Dame Ariadne’s expansive mountain spread, Chet discovers that he is not fond of reindeer. But the case turns out to be about much more than reindeer after Dame Ariadne’s personal assistant takes a long fall into Devil’s Purse, a deep mountain gorge. When our duo discovers that someone very close to Dame Ariadne was murdered in that same spot decades earlier, they start looking into that long ago unsolved crime.
But as they reach into the past, the past is also reaching out for them. Can they unlock the secrets of Dame Ariadne’s life before they too end up at the bottom of the gorge? Is Rudy somehow the key?
Up on the Woof Top is a brand-new holiday adventure in Spencer Quinn's delightful New York Times and USA Today bestselling series that the Los Angeles Times called “nothing short of masterful.”
"Enjoy your time at Kringle Ranch...but most of all, revel in Chet; in many ways, he is the epitome of what we want our dogs to be thinking." —Bookreporter
"Tense interrogations, gripping action scenes and clever detective work make Up on the Woof Top an engaging, entertaining holiday treat." —BookPage
"If we awarded stars for excellence, Peter Abrahams writing as Spencer Quinn in Up on the Woof Top (Forge Books), his latest entry in the clever and always endearing Chet and Bernie series, would be showered with a giant box filled with glittering gold ones and gifted with a year’s supply of Slim Jims."
Praise for the Chet and Bernie series:
“I have been a Chet and Bernie fan from the start. Chet is a wonderful narrator—top dog, you could say—but he never descends to cuteness, and Bernie is as tough a PI as Spade or Marlowe, a man as quick with his .38 as he is with a Slim Jim for his sidekick. I’m already jonesing for the next one.” —Stephen King
"A tidy mystery, a good dollop of action, and a rumination on life after high school—who could ask for more? Chet, with his innate doggie wisdom, is sure to inspire loyal fans and seduce new readers." —Publishers Weekly on Bark to the Future
"Chet's narration provides humor and insight, and Bernie's search into his own past provides meditations on growing up and growing apart." —Library Journal on Bark to the Future
“Delightful…dog lovers won’t want to miss this one.” —Publishers Weekly on Heart of Barkness
“Would that we all were as infallible in our dogs’ eyes as Bernie is in Chet’s.” —Susan Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of The Dog I Loved
“Cleverly plotted…Chet is a source of wisdom and innate doggie joie de vivre, making this a real pleasure for anyone who has ever looked into a dog’s eyes and asked: who’s a good boy?” —Publishers Weekly