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Phyllis Entis

Starting the day with a smile


5star-flat-webThere’s nothing like a great review to bring a smile to an author’s lips and put a song in her heart. Well, I am smiling and singing like a happy fool today, after receiving this review from Susan Sewell of 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.

And for the icing on the cake, Susan added this message to me:

I do love your Damien Dickens Mysteries! I am pleased and impressed with how your stories continue to improve.I am interested to find out how Hershey is going to fit in and am anxious to see what happens with Turpin. Great work and keep writing! I can hardly wait for the next episode!

Thank you Susan Sewell for your enthusiastic reception of The Chocolate Labradoodle Caper. I am already at work on Damien and Millie’s next adventure.

2 thoughts on “Starting the day with a smile

  1. Hi Phyllis,
    I wandered over from the scribes and bibliophiles Facebook group and I’m glad I did. I love a good mystery/romance and I’m partial to doodles. I have a golden doodle :). Congrats on the great review!


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