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Bassets and Blackmail

A Dog Detective Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Nancy Bober
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
4 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)
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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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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.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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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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  • Suzan
  • SF Bay Area
  • 11-25-18

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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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 11-25-18

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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A cute cozy mystery with clever animals

Bassets and Blackmail is a cute cozy mystery with clever animals. The story is a pleasant one to listen to. There are deaths (it is a murder mystery after all), but the story is more about solving the crime then the death themselves. This is a clean, non offensive book. The narrator of the audiobook does a very good job.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Jan
  • MKE
  • 11-21-18

Enjoy!

cozy-mystery, pets, law-enforcement, amateur-sleuth, private-investigators, murder-investigation

The Bed and Breakfast hosts a mock murder mystery weekend that gets real.
The owners and friends have a number of rescued pets, but none of the guests brought any this time. A human finds the first victim, a dog finds the first clue, a cat finds an expensive bracelet that seems unrelated to the murder. And then things really get twisty!
An excellent cozy with delightful characters. And the people are interesting, too!
Nancy Bober gives an excellent interpretative narration.
I requested and received a free audio copy via AudioBookBOOM.