Phyllis Entis

Award-winning mystery writer and food safety microbiologist

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THE SILVER STAR CAPER

tssc-final-ebook-cover-23721Damien and Millie take on their most dangerous assignment yet.

After a string of arson fires drives migrant farm workers from their homes and threatens Millie’s daughter-in-law, Damien agrees to go undercover to infiltrate the white-supremacist, neo-Nazi militia responsible for the fires and unmask the identity of their leader.

Millie covers his absence by spreading the news that they have separated, while he travels back to Atlantic City. When Damien reappears in California, it’s in the guise of a former cop with neo-Nazi sympathies.

Left alone to run their detective agency while maintaining a brave front, Millie dives into an investigation of a friend of the new mayor of Carmel-by-the Sea, a local resident she suspects of being a Nazi war criminal in hiding.

The action is non-stop as Damien and Millie risk their lives to eradicate the spectre of violence and racism from their community.

TAINTED

From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate, Fifty Years of Food Safety Failures

Salmonella in eggs. Listeria in deli meats. Melamine in milk. Cyclospora in lettuce.

In a world where irrigation water is contaminated by run-off from cattle feedlots and where food processors cut corners, the food preparation skills we learned from our parents and grandparents are no longer good enough to keep us safe.

Using a variety of foodborne disease outbreaks, often illustrated with the stories of individual victims, TAINTED explores the ways in which food becomes contaminated. Some of the stories – such as the deadly 1993 Jack in the Box outbreak – will be very familiar. Others will not.

In this update to her 2007 book, Food Safety: Old Habits, New Perspectives, Phyllis Entis draws on nearly five decades of experience to explain how our regulatory systems have failed us, and to talk about what can be done to protect consumers from unsafe food.

Available in paperback from Amazon and in ebook edition from these online retailers.

THE DAMIEN DICKENS MYSTERIES

THE GREEN PEARL CAPER

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Desperate to scare up business for his struggling agency, Damien Dickens places an ad in the local paper: “Dickens Detective Agency. We find what you’re looking for.”

He didn’t anticipate Celine Sutherland would walk into his office, a copy of the ad in her hand. Nor did he expect to be accused of her murder after her body was discovered half-hidden under the Atlantic City boardwalk.

The police are convinced of Damien’s guilt after finding his gun and wallet at the crime scene. Celine’s older sister, CEO of the family’s tobacco empire, insists that Damien pulled the trigger. Even Millie, his secretary and the love of his life, deserts him.

Who killed Celine, and why? Damien is sure the motive will lead him to the murderer. Join him as he scours the streets of Atlantic City and the back roads of Vermont for evidence that will reveal Celine’s killer and clear his own name.

Order the paperback edition from Amazon or Barnes and Noble, find the ebook at Amazon (free downloads available to Kindle Unlimited subscribers) or listen to the Audiobook via Amazon, Audible or Apple.

THE WHITE RUSSIAN CAPER

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Damien Dickens is missing, and so is an antique Russian coin entrusted to him by the reigning Miss America just before she died. The only clue to his whereabouts is a book of matches dropped in the snow at a private airstrip. 

Can Millie unravel the web of intrigue surrounding the mysterious coin and her husband’s disappearance? Where does hotel magnate Derek J. Turpin’s ambitious expansion plan fit into the puzzle?

Millie’s quest takes her to South Florida, where she risks everything to rescue Damien and return the Russian coin to its rightful owner.

Order the paperback edition from Amazon or Barnes and Noble, find the ebook at Amazon (free downloads available to Kindle Unlimited subscribers) or listen to the Audiobook via Amazon, Audible or Apple.

THE CHOCOLATE LABRADOODLE CAPER

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Hotel/casino magnate Derek Turpin is flexing his muscles in Atlantic City. Even the cops are not immune to his influence. Little wonder Damien and Millie jump at the chance to get out of town, accepting a routine assignment to do a background check on a chocolate company located outside of Montreal.

But when their friend, investigative journalist Barbara Lafleur, runs afoul of the unscrupulous magnate and is felled by a hit-and-run driver, Damien stays behind to protect her from Turpin and his minions, leaving Millie to unravel a sordid saga of corruption and contaminated chocolate on her own.

Order the paperback edition from Amazon or Barnes and Noble, find the ebook at Amazon (free downloads available to Kindle Unlimited subscribers) or listen to the Audiobook via Amazon, Audible or Apple.

THE GOLD DRAGON CAPER

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Derek Turpin is set on revenge and no one is safe, least of all Damien and Millie. Yet duty and friendship call, pulling the detective duo in opposite directions. 

Young Artie Sutherland is missing, presumed kidnapped. While Damien and Hershey engage in a crosscountry race against time to rescue the heir to the Sutherland fortune, Millie must go to the aid of a sister-in-law she has never met, and comes face-to-face with death.

Order the paperback edition from Amazon or Barnes and Noble, find the ebook at Amazon (free downloads available to Kindle Unlimited subscribers) or listen to the Audiobook via Amazon, Audible or Apple. 

THE BLUE MOON CAPER

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When Bruno Caravaggio confesses to a murder he didn’t commit, Damien returns to Atlantic City to find the killer and clear his friend’s name. His task is complicated by Bruno’s desire to protect his mother, and her equally strong instinct to defend her son.

While Damien is away, Millie agrees to look into the claim of an eccentric Carmel-by-the-Sea resident that her children are trying to poison her. Her investigation leads her to Rancho Luna Azul, which sells its meat at several farmers markets in the area.

As she explores the connection between Rancho Luna Azul and the poisoning claim of her client, Millie becomes enmeshed in the FBI’s probe of a drug distribution ring operating out of the same premises. Risking capture—and possible death—at the hands of the drug ring, Millie bluffs her way inside and collects the evidence the FBI needs to complete its case.

Order the paperback edition from Amazon, find the ebook at Amazon (free downloads available to Kindle Unlimited subscribers), or listen to the Audiobook via Amazon, Audible or Apple. 

THE SILVER STAR CAPER

tssc-final-ebook-cover-23721Damien and Millie take on their most dangerous assignment yet.

After a string of arson fires drives migrant farm workers from their homes and threatens Millie’s daughter-in-law, Damien agrees to go undercover to infiltrate the white-supremacist, neo-Nazi militia responsible for the fires and unmask the identity of their leader.

Millie covers his absence by spreading the news that they have separated, while he travels back to Atlantic City. When Damien reappears in California, it’s in the guise of a former cop with neo-Nazi sympathies.

Left alone to run their detective agency while maintaining a brave front, Millie dives into an investigation of a friend of the new mayor of Carmel-by-the Sea, a local resident she suspects of being a Nazi war criminal in hiding.

The action is non-stop as Damien and Millie risk their lives to eradicate the spectre of violence and racism from their community.