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Publisher's Summary

Will this mystery game be murder?

Peaceful Dreams B&B is hosting a murder mystery game to celebrate its grand opening. Local sleuth Clarissa Hayes and her loyal Saint Bernard, Paw, have joined in the entertainment.

All is fun and games until one of the guests is found dead at the bottom of the basement stairs. Was it an accident? Or murder? Did the victim share a secret past with one of the guests or the B&B owners?

It's up to Clarissa and Paw to trail the clues to find out the truth. Along the way they're joined by a bevy of friends, both human and animal, including a black cat who is embroiled in a mystery of his own.

Will peaceful dreams reign or will the killer unleash nightmares for all?

This is the second novel in A Dog Detective Series. Mastiffs, Mystery, and Murder was the first novel.

©2018 Sandra Baublitz (P)2018 Sandra Baublitz

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Better than the last

Bassets and Blackmail is better than the last book. The plot is more developed and the characters are interesting. I look forward to the next book. Nancy Bober does a good job giving the characters different voices. I look forward to the next book.

I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Shades of Agatha!

This is essentially a locked house mystery--with everyone free to come and go. The key elements, however, are all in place: a large number of seemingly unrelated people gathered for a murder mystery weekend, not anticipating the murder will be real. Unraveling who knew whom how is part of the charm and, as read by Nancy Bober, like listening to an early radio play. And, of course, the whole plot goes to the dogs! Lots of fun.

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Bassets and Blackmail

Compared to some other cozy mysteries I have read this is a little better, however, I did find it confusing with the number of characters in the book. I had to pause the audiobook and try and remember some of the characters.
Also the narrator wasn't to bad. The only thing that sort put me off is when she exaggerates and slows her voice down when reading the discription or peoples thoughts. When narrating what the characters are saying she was really good at it.

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A Murder Mystery Turns Deadly

This adorable murder mystery takes place in a B&B where a a mystery weekend goes horribly wrong when one of the guests ends up dead at the bottom of the basement stairs. Clarissa, Paw and his four legged posse are quickly on the job working to solve the mystery with the diligence and humour we've come to love in Sandra Baubiltz's previous mystery books.
Guaranteed to keep you guessing and make you smile,Bassets and Blackmail is the perfect read for a warm summer day on the deck or beside the pool.

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Great Fun Cozy Mystery

This was quite a fun cozy mystery... Dogs on the case and enough twists to keep it interesting. It a great book for those who like the cost mysteries and at the same time doesn't suck you in so intensely that you can't put it down to get work done or go to bed. The content was clean and free of language, sex and graphic violence. The narrator was very entertaining and enjoyable to listen to.

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Paw and pal are on the case.

This was another great story in this series. Clarissa , Bruce and friends with help from the fur babies solve another murder. I enjoy this series being a animal lover, i enjoy the interaction the characters have with the animals and how the animals seem to help find clues to the murders. I loved the part in this book where Paw and Samuel and Saber subdue the killer. The narrator is great. I love the sounds she does for the dogs and the cats. I will continue listening/reading this series. I was gifted this book per my request in exchange for an honest review.

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Fun Cozy Mystery!

This is the 2nd book in the Dog Detective Series but it stands alone. Clarissa Hayes and her dog, Paw, are participating in a murder mystery game held at Peaceful Dreams Bed and Breakfast. One of the guests is found dead at the bottom of the stairs. An accident?!! Fun story with lots of quirky characters! Ill tell you, these are some detective pets! The book is nicely read by the narrator. I now want to hear the first book in the series! I was gifted a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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lots of twist and turns

I really enjoyed this story. What begins as a group of friends enjoying a mystery dinner quickly turns into a hunt for a killer. all of the characters were well developed and worked perfectly for their rolls. I was surprised with the killer identity but shouldn't have been. This is definitely worth a listen and I will be waiting for the next installment. I received this book for free for an honest review.

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Fun Cozy

I love cozy mysteries with dogs. Paw the Saint Bernard was a fun playful helpmate for sleuth Clarissa Hayes. This book starts out as a Mystery Game weekend at a local bed and breakfast. But it fast turns in to the real thing. There are lots of characters in this cozy mystery and I find it hard to keep up with so many. This is the 2nd book in this series and I have not read book one but had no problems because of that. This book works well as a stand alone story. The narrator Nancy Bober does a good job of giving animal sounds and reading this book. I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.

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Cute and Cozy Mystery!

Bassets and Blackmail by Sandra Baubiltz lived up to its book blurb. I was immediately pulled into this book by the endearing characters. I loved how this book was more about solving the crime instead of focus on the murder. Paw is definitely a character in the story after my heart. The narration by Nancy Bober was perfect. She has the enthusiasm and character portrayal nailed. The ending of the book was awesome, and I hadn't seen it coming. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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  • 05-15-20

amazing

I want more please in the series
Enjoyed this audio book very much from start to finish great story line too
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Detective paws

I really enjoyed the first book in this series so I jumped t the chance to listen to book two. Glad I did because this was another fun listen and I hope there are more to come. I really like the way the animals are key to the story and do play a big part in solving the case, unlike other cozy mystery that have animals on the cover but our barely mention them, I love animals in story's because they are get up to so much mischief that often lead to very funny situations, this book a case in point. Being a pet owner I found myself smiling over some very familiar situations. The mystery was good too, with plenty of reasons for the murder and suspects to eliminate, it kept you guessing.
To help some friends with the opening of there new B&B, Clarissa and her St Bernard Paws agree to be part of the entertainment by joining in on a murder mystery. Clarissa no stranger to playing amateur sleuths she is quiet happy to sit this one out and just provide clues. That is until the game turns deadly and one of the guest dies. Was it an accident or has she got another murder mystery of her own to solve? Clarissa is soon joined by her friends as they to become guests at the house but will there presence be enough to stop another death? With little old ladies playing bad cop, noisy reporters trying to get the scoop, cats,dogs and parrots all staying at the B&B and not liking being left in there rooms and Clarissa's uncle the real lawman telling her to stay out of it every chance he gets the girls have there work cut out for them to interview all the guest before they go home. Playing clue was never this hard.
I liked the narrator and thought she did a good job with all the voices and barks needed to bring the story to life.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.