Title: Dog on it
Author: Spencer Quinn
Publisher: Atria Books
Series or stand-alone: #1
Setting: The Valley, some western state and Sierra Nevada, NM
I could smell him - or rather the booze on his breath - before he even opened the door, but my sense is pretty good, probably better than yours.
Okay, so I'm not one who typically will read a book told from the dog's point of view because I am not a big fan of talking animals in books. However, I am very glad I didn't pass this book by. I have described it to the people at my library as a cross between Raymond Chandler and Benji. Bernie Little is a PI who is hired to find Madison when she goes missing. There are some dirty characters involved and Bernie and Chet "the Jet" are on the case! The book is told in first person from the dog's point of view but it's not over the top.
I enjoyed this one a lot and it's at the top of my five faves so far this year!