A journalist in danger
Hotel/casino magnate Derek Turpin is flexing his muscles in Atlantic City. Even the cops are not immune to his influence. Can Damien and Millie thwart his unsavory plans?
The Chocolate Labradoodle Caper. A Damien Dickens Mystery
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I live in Central California. When I'm not working on a Damien Dickens story, I can be found baking, tending the garden, or sharing long walks with my husband.
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Phyllis Entis has done it again in this third installment of the Damien Dickens series. I love the fact that Millie is taking a stronger role in the agency, working along side Damien instead of just his gal-Friday. There's a secret looming between Millie and Damien and the author has done a great job keeping us in suspense. We see some old friends - and some old enemies as well. Phyllis knows how to weave a story and is great with dialogue. Her characters are both loveable and... not so loveable. Phyllis has set us up for another installment, and I can't wait.
Damien and Millie are back at it in the Chocolate Labradoodle Caper. Entis does not disappoint with her ability to once again present a layered mystery, pulling all the lines together at the end in this 3rd installment. Millie continues to be my favorite character of the series, showing off her own sleuthing abilities. We see the return of a few characters from the prior books and plenty of new ones to give a sense of both familiarity and intrigue. Bad guy Derek J Turpin is plenty shady with his plots throughout and even helps to set up a potential 4th book (please!). And there is chocolate, and chocolate colored puppies, two of my favorite things, you can't go wrong.
Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite The Chocolate Labradoodle Caper (A Damien Dickens Mystery Book 3) by Phyllis Entis is a fabulous sleuth mystery set in the 1980s. On their slightly misrepresented honeymoon cruise, Damien and Millie befriend Barbara, a psychiatric nurse. Never expecting to see her after they disembark from The Yankee Clipper, Damien and Millie are surprised when Barbara walks into their office and asks for their protection. Barbara explains that she is not a nurse, but is a journalist for a Montreal newspaper. Something that Barbara has discovered has put her in danger, and now someone is following her. Before Damien and Millie can determine why somebody is following Barbara, she is the victim of a hit and run accident. When Barbara regains consciousnesses, she can't remember anything. What did Barbara uncover that is so vital that someone wants her dead? The only answer to be found is in the coded notes which Barbara hid in her hotel safe. With the lack of police cooperation, Damien and Millie have to decipher the notes before it is too late and Barbara is murdered in her hospital bed. The Chocolate Labradoodle Caper (A Damien Dickens Mystery Book 3) by Phyllis Entis is an intense and exciting sleuth mystery. Damien is again confronting his arch-enemy, Turpin. Turpin has the city authorities in his pocket, deviating the objectivity of the municipal's law enforcement, making Damien's life more difficult. Millie and Damien's relationship is realistically meeting some roadblocks that they have to address. Damien meets these issues in his usual well-meaning and hard-headed way. This is the third Damien Dickens Mystery novel and the books just keep getting better. Hershey, the Labradoodle, is introduced in this episode and it seems like he is going to make a marvelous addition to the series. Damien's dicey exploits are thrilling and addictive. I can't wait for his next mystery, and I highly recommend his adventures to those who enjoy reading whodunits.