Phyllis Entis

Award-winning mystery writer and food safety microbiologist


Tired of blood, gore and serial killers?

If you are nostalgic for the good old days of detective fiction, combined with a hint of humor and a twist of romance, this is the right place for you. The Damien Dickens Mysteries are set in the late 1970s and early 1980s – before the advent of the Internet, personal computers, and smart phones. Damien Dickens is a soft-boiled Private Investigator who wears his heart on his shirt sleeve, but covers it up with his jacket. He and his wife, Millie, make a formidable team. Whether tracking down a killer, saving a kidnapped child, or rescuing an investigative journalist from the clutches of an unscrupulous businessman, Damien and Millie always get the job done.

Please join Damien, Millie and their friends and settle down to read an old-fashioned mystery.

6 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Sounds like fun


  2. Hi,
    I tried to sign up but…????

    Liked by 1 person

    • If you are already on the Damien Dickens News email distribution list, then the pop-up form would not work for you. To follow updates on the Gone Writing, use the ‘Follow’ button on the right-hand side of the webpage.


    • To clarify, go to the right-hand side of the webpage (where it indicates ‘Follow’), enter your email address and hit the ‘Subscribe’ button.


  3. Thanks for following my blog. Looks like you are relatively new on the block. I wish you every success.


    • Thank you, Frank, for your good wishes. I have been in the blogosphere for several years now, but under other guises. I have posted a number of short memoir and fiction pieces at and, up until a few years ago, was the keyboard behind the food safety blog, eFoodAlert (archived here on WordPress).


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