Molly and Me
Colin Butcher

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Narrated By: Colin Butcher

Duration: 9 hours and 47 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Molly and Me, written and read by Colin Butcher.

Ex-policeman Colin Butcher had just set up his own pet detective agency. It was running smoothly but he realized he needed a partner. And that's when inspiration struck...

Enter Molly, an unloved and unwanted cocker spaniel rescued from a classifieds website. Clever and charismatic, she melts Colin's heart, the two are soon inseparable.

With Colin by her side, Molly cracks cases and solve crimes across the country, using her exceptional sense of smell to locate missing pets and reunite them with their grateful owners. From the search for Pablo the ginger tom who's kidnapped from a sleepy Devonian village, to unearthing a treasure trove of stolen jewels in a north London wood, Colin and Molly's work takes them around the country, with plenty of new friends and eccentric encounters along the way.

By turns charming, moving, and thrilling, Molly and Me is the story of a rescue cocker spaniel with a troubled past who - thanks to the love and devotion of her owner - finds a new life, a new purpose and a forever friend.


Animal life stories, Animals & society, True crime, Dogs as pets, Crime & mystery: cosy mystery, Domestic animals & pets, Memoirs, Cats as pets, Crime & mystery: private investigator / amateur detectives, Dog obedience & training, Family life fiction

Listen to a sample

A thoroughly enjoyable read. Colin's writing style makes you feel like you are alongside them, adrenaline pumping, flicking from page to page excited to know what happens next

Dog's Monthly

Will take readers along some of the most dramatic pet rescues Colin and Molly have performed

Watford Observer

The real-life pet detective

Sunday Mirror

A quintessentially British story full of eccentric characters and everyday heroes

Surrey Life

The story of a cocker spaniel who thanks to the love and devotion of her owner, finds a new life, a new purpose and a forever friend

Sunday Express

Pet detective Molly the cocker spaniel is a feline's best friend and always ready to help . . . now [owner] Colin has written a book about their adventures

Waitrose Weekend

A wonderful insight into some of their most dramatic rescues . . . Colin writes with an easy style that will have you hooked from page one

Cat World

In the past two-and-a-half years Molly - the UK's only canine pet detective - has helped reunite 86 missing cats with their desperate owners