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When a traveling Egyptian exhibit stops in picturesque Pomme Valley, all hell breaks loose when a valuable artifact is stolen and a dead body turns up in an unexpected location. 

The prime suspect has already been identified, but there's a catch: He's more than 3,000 years old. 

Pomme Valley's newest crime-fighting crusaders are on the case with Sherlock, new packmate Watson, and their reluctant human, Zack. 

Can they solve the murder and locate the missing loot before any more misfortune can befall the town?

©2016 Jeffrey M. Poole (P)2018 Jeffrey M. Poole

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So charming!

This book is so charming! If you’re a dog lover at all you will really appreciate the corgi’s using their noses and doggy intuition to help solve another crime! In this book the crime involves an ancient artifact & a mummy on the loose! The story is well written with plenty of twists, turns & red herrings to keep you guessing! The narration is wonderful & keeps the story the light and fun!

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A fun corgi adventure

In <strong>The Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy</strong> by Jeffery M. Poole, Zach goes to the formal opening night of an Egyptian exhibition at the high school in Pomme Valley, Oregon, which Tori, the wife of his police detective friend, Vance, has worked very hard to bring to her school. Exploring the exhibits with his lady friend, Jillian, Zach is relieved not to see a mummy among the artifacts, as he has a fear of mummies. But then Dr. Tarik, the Egyptian specialist in charge of the exhibition, announces his special display, a mummy found in King Tut's tomb, along with a pendant found among the layers of wrappings of the mummy. But then he opens the curtains to discover that the mummy case is empty and the pendant gone.

Vance rushes to the scene, where he learns from Dr. Tarik that the pendant was the legitimate artifact worth millions of dollars. Vance asks Zach for help by bringing his corgi, Sherlock, to examine the scene. Sherlock has a reputation for having located crucial clues when Zach was suspected of murder a few months earlier. Sherlock goes to work and locates a few clues before chasing an intruder out of the music room. Vance and Zach continue to investigate the case, but things keep getting more and more complicated, particularly involving a corn field maze, and Sherlock leads the way.

I really appreciated <strong>The Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy</strong>. The plot line takes several unique turns, with the story giving us surprises all the way throughout the book. A lot of books that feature animals in them seem to rely on the cute antics of the animals to cover up weaker plots and distract the reader from the fact that the mystery doesn't have strong substance. This book, however, uses the dogs (Zach also has a corgi named Watson, but she isn't a detective like her brother, Sherlock) as plot devices to move the mystery forward instead of cover up the lack of a strong mystery.

I enjoyed the witty details I found in the book. There is word play, especially with words introduced to Zach in the book, in particular desiccated, which he learns at the exhibition and uses every chance he can get. The humor in the book just further serves to add to its charm. I will give the warning, however, that this book contains more bad language than the typical cozy mystery. There are no F-bombs, but plenty of S-bombs, which the book could have done without, especially given its target audience.

Bob Johnson performs the audio edition of this book, making it a lot of fun to listen to. With his friendly- sounding voice, he clearly sounds as I picture Zach. His timing works well, with strong expression coming from the fun character of Zach, who narrates the book. The audio performance worked very effectively.

I had a great time listening to <strong>The Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy</strong>, which I purchased off Audible the moment I saw it had been released. It lived up to all my expectations from the first book, which set a high bar. I give the book five stars.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 10-15-18

Fun Light Cozy Mystery

This is a fun light cozy mystery with well developed characters and an entertaining plot. The mystery is light, well paced, humorous and realistic. I really enjoyed ;listening to this book. It's nice to have a cozy mystery written from a man's point of view. Bob Johnson does a very good job as narrator. He is able to differentiate between the characters and the cadence of his voice makes the story easy to enjoy. I hope the nest book is read by the same author.


I received this book from the narrator for free in exchane for an unbiased review.

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as good as the first one

a very good book very interesting and well-written the story was very captivating and not too long I like the story quiet much and the narrator did a good job
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • Jan
  • MKE
  • 10-07-18

A minitailed Sherlock and Watson!

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Great fun! Sherlock the corgi, Zack the dog lover, and Watson the new addition help the local authorities with a really messy case involving theft from a traveling museum exhibition from Egypt. The mystery is well done and no spoilers here, but there's lots of twists and red herrings as well as a lot of laughs! And take my word for it, the characters certainly are!
Bob Johnson gives the narration just the right spin to make the story even more enjoyable!
I requested and received a free audio copy via AudioBookBOOM.

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A lot of humor and charm

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is book 2 of the series "Corgi Case Files." I have not read the first book. This is a stand alone story, although there are mentions of events that occurred in the first book [spoiler alert - if you have not read the first book, the solution to the case is mentioned in the second book].

This cozy mystery book has a lot of humor and charm. What a fun and quick read!

Sherlock and Watson, two corgis - one with a severe gas problem - and their owner Zach become involved in a murder mystery of a recently mummified body and the theft of an Egyptian mummy and pendant from a traveling Egyptian exhibit. Zach is a lot of fun and witty -- someone who is enjoyable to be around. The mystery has several good twists and a few historical facts to make it interesting.

I found the narrator - Bob Johnson -- to have the perfect tongue in cheek tone with Zach and his adventures.

I will be continuing with this series.

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Fun Halloween Cozy Mystery!

The Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy is the 2nd book in the Corgi Case Files, but it stands alone. There is an Egyptian artifact exhibit at the local high school. When the artifacts are revealed, the mummy is missing and a priceless necklace is stolen. It appears that the mummy may have stolen the necklace! Zach and the corgis, Sherlock and Watson are on the case. This was a fun mystery. Perfect for the Halloween season! I now want to read the rest of the series! I was gifted a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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A fun experience

This is a clever well crafted story with a great variety of characters.

The Narrator did a great job with the material and made this a entertaining read.




This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Clever Corgis

I had not read the first book in this delightful series so this one was a pleasant surprise. It's nice to have a book you can comfortably listen to in the car with the entire family. The story was charming and the narration deserves 5 wags. I received a free copy of the audiobook from the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Fun easy listen

I really enjoy this series. The corgis are great. And Bob does an excellent job narrating.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 10-11-18

Dude, someone stole our pendant.

When Zach Anderson inherited an house and vineyard in Pomme Valley, he found himself accused of robbery and murder but a recent and reluctantly acquired corgi helped prove his innocence and led to a friendship with Vance, one of the local police. He named the dog Sherlock. Now, having endeared himself to the residents of the small town by throwing a party and plying the guests with bottles of wine from his store (ironically, he does not like wine himself), he's settled in and now has another dog, Watson, even though she's female.
Festival time has arrived in Pomme Valley and the local high school is hosting an Egyptian exhibition but on the opening night, when the grand reveal of the sarcophagus takes place, the mummy is gone and so, too, is a priceless pendant. It looked like the mummy had taken it!

The Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy is the second in this delicious series about the somewhat shy but irascible newcomer to Pomme Valley, and Sher!ock, the corgi who lives up to his namesake's reputation. Wonderfully written with whit and full of fun, occasionally laugh out loud, as the rather private Zach keeps getting pulled into close encounters with his small town neighbours.I

Told in the first person from Zach's perspective, narrator Bob Johnson again perfectly assumes the persona of the reluctant sleuth, his pleasant and well paced reading conveying his sometimes forgetfulness and his opinions of people and places, including an annoying little voice in his head.. Mr. Johnson also gives all the other protagonists very distinctive and appropriate voices, too, infusing each with a further hint of life over and above that already written in by the author. A really sound performance.

i am not usually a fan of animal centred stories but this book is solid, lighthearted fun with a personable and well developed main character. My thanks to the rights holder who, at my request, freely gifted me a complimentary copy, via Audiobook Boom. I am rapidly becoming a fan of this series as related by the excellent Mr.Johnson and hope there will be more to come.
Recommended.