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Spring 2019 Macmillan Highlights for Libraries

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Heart of Barkness
By (author): Spencer Quinn
9781250297723 Hardcover, Dust jacket English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators Jul 02, 2019 Print Run: 75000
$34.99 CAD
Active 5.67 x 8.47 x 0.99 in | 370 gr 304 pages Tor/Forge Forge Books


Spencer Quinn'sHeart of Barkness is the latest in theNew York Times bestselling series that theLos 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 thatmisses 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.

Spencer Quinn is the bestselling author of the Chet and Bernie mystery series, as well as the #1New York Timesbestselling Bowser and Birdie series for middle-grade readers. He lives on Cape Cod with his wife Diana—and dogs Audrey and Pearl.

"Chet, the dog, and Bernie, the PI, are a team made in mystery series heaven. Would that we all were as infallible in our dogs' eyes as Bernie is in Chet's."--Susan Wilson,New York Times bestselling author ofTwo Good Dogs onHeart of Barkness

“Spencer Quinn speaks two languages—suspense and dog—fluently. Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and in a few places terrifying … enchanting [and]one-of-a-kind.” —Stephen King onDog On It

“Nothing short of masterful…. Sequels are a given, and a must.” —Los Angeles Times onDog On It

“The most winning detective duo since Shaggy met Scooby.” —Christian Science Monitor

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