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Publisher's Summary

Real estate mogul Derek J. Turpin, a chocolate company, and a journalist present the Dickens Detective Agency with its greatest challenge yet. After returning from a honeymoon cruise aboard a sailing ship, Damien and Millie land a plum assignment - a trip to Montreal to run a simple background check on a chocolate company. But, their plans are disrupted when a fellow passenger from their cruise comes to them for protection.

What did Barbara Lafleur, a travel writer for a Montreal newspaper, learn about Derek Turpin's activities that has put her in fear for her life? After she is struck by a car in a deliberate hit-and-run, it's up to Team Dickens to put a stop to Turpin's schemes.

©2016 Phyllis Entis (P)2017 Phyllis Entis

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Book 3

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Phyllis Entis has done it again in this third installment of the Damien Dickens series. I love the fact that Millie is taking a stronger role in the agency, working along side Damien instead of just his gal-Friday. There's a secret looming between Millie and Damien and the author has done a great job keeping us in suspense.

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What a great mystery!

The author and narrator were new to me. I think both are extremely talented. I loved how the narrator was able to have a different voice for each character. This book was so refreshing to listen to. The story is original, it is a standalone book, yet part of a series. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Another beloved mystery!

I love the Damien Dickens Mysteries and enjoy every aspects of them. All the books are filled with main characters you'll like and funny twists. They're cozy, they're whodunnit and they're brilliant! There's no exception for this one. My favorite character is still Millie who, from the beginning, has always saved the day. And to the dog-people - nope, it's not a book about dogs - enjoy the mystery!

For the past books I was ambivalent about the narrator. This 3rd book has a new narrator and I'm not impressed. I had really hoped it would get better, but not for me. It was hard for me to follow the story, because the voice switch for the characters weren't very clear and Millie now has an even deeper voice. Harry Dyson is not good with female voices and there's not much difference in male voices. I wasn't impressed with the production either, but it seems, from reading other reviews, that I was the only one who noticed. I will READ the future books instead, because I really love Phyllis Entis' stories.

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Entertaining mystery with unexpected twists

I thought this was an entertaining cozy mystery. I really like the relationship between Damien and Millie. And I enjoyed learning more about Damien's past regarding dogs. The good characters are really easy to like, and there are some pretty complex (but completely followable) twists and turns in this book. Though I've read the previous two book and enjoy watching how Damien and Millie's relationship has progressed, it is not necessary to have read them in order to enjoy this book. This book can stand alone. I listened to the Audible edition of this book and the narrator was fine, though not super memorable. If you like mysteries, I recommend giving this book (and the series) a try.

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Entiss does it again.

I had already read the Chocolate Labradoodle Caper and gave it an outstanding five stars. I enjoyed this story even more than the first two. It was great seeing Millie as part of the team, and with a little rift between the two investigators to add to the story intrigue. I thought the first narrator was good, but Harry is more superb, and seems better-suited for the voice of Damien. I can't wait to see where book four takes the husband and wife team.

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Damien Dickens Mysteries Book 3

What did you like best about The Chocolate Labradoodle Caper? What did you like least?

I liked the characters and their team work. They are very likable and I am tempted to read the previous books just to see more of them. Maybe it’s because I haven’t read the first two books but I was never really interested in what was happening. The story was not boring I just didn’t care. Though I don’t think it was a waste of time because it was a quick listen.

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I received this book free for review.

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I HAVE ENJOYED READING THIS BOOK> THE AUTHOR HAS INCLUDED SEVERAL

SUB_PLOTS THAT HAVE MADE THE STORY MORE INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING> THE CHARACTERS ARE EASY TO RELATE TO AND THE EVENTS ARE PLAUSIBLE

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The Chocolate Labradoodle Caper

I enjoyed this book.I wish I had read number 2 first, somehow I missed that one.There is a mystery surrounding a cruise ship that Damien and his wife had been on.The ship itself is a mystery and then a friend is run over to keep her from telling what she found out.The Dickens' are private eyes so it is up to them, and some reluctant police to find out the truth.Harry Dyson is a fine narrator for this book.I was provided this book free by the author, narrator or publisher.

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A book with chocolate in the title has to be good

Cute cover but don't mistake this for a children's book. You are going to have to pay attention as the story grabs you and takes you along for a fun ride! The husband and wife detectives has a little tension between them as they both worked hard to solve this one. I was pretty sure they'd solve the mystery but more concerned if they would patch things up between them in time....(no spoilers)

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Good Mystery

Would you try another book from Phyllis Entis and/or Harry Dyson?

It wasn't one of my favorites

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

It took a while to get into the story. This was the third in the series and I had not read the first two so I did not have the character background.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I thought the book got more interesting as it got deeper into the plot. I kept waiting for the labradoodle!

Did The Chocolate Labradoodle Caper inspire you to do anything?

not really

Any additional comments?

i was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you Phyllis!