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Another coast-to-coast challenge for the Dickens Detective Agency.

When Bruno Caravaggio confesses to a murder he didn’t commit, Damien returns to Atlantic City to find the killer and clear his friend’s name. His task is complicated by Bruno’s desire to protect his mother and her equally strong instinct to defend her son.

While Damien is away, Millie agrees to look into the claim of an eccentric Carmel-by-the-Sea resident that her children are trying to poison her. Her investigation leads her to Rancho Luna Azul, which sells its meat at several farmers markets in the area.

As she explores the connection between Rancho Luna Azul and the poisoning claim of her client, Millie becomes enmeshed in the FBI’s probe of a drug distribution ring operating out of the same premises. Risking capture - and possible death - at the hands of the drug ring, Millie bluffs her way inside and collects the evidence the FBI needs to complete its case.

©2019 Phyllis Entis (P)2019 Phyllis Entis

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Millie really comes into her own in this one

Another great cozi. My only complaint is she needs to write them faster! Narrator just seems to fit the style and the ers.

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Love the Era!

No cell phones or fancy tech here. Just plain old detective work by a loveable couple. Narration fits the era and the characters perfectly.

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Clean Cozi Detective

The intricate plot is more than enough to keep you interested all the way through. As long as Entis keeps writing them I will keep buying them.

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New Best in Series!

Damien and Millie continue to get better with each new book! Great story, great narration.

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Yet again another good detective mystery

Loved Phyllis Entis detective novel always making one listen carefully even sometimes rewinding and listening again. Milly is my favourite character and Tom Lennon imitates her so well. Hope there will be lots more novels.

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murder mystery

What appears to be 3 unrelated problems come neatly together in the end.
Well narrated

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Very enjoyable series

The latest installment in the Damian Dickens series. Millie and Damian are now in Carmel, California. Millie gets caught up in an investigation of a suspected poisoning while Damian is called back to Atlantic City to help an old friend who has confessed to murder. Add in Millie's son, Colin and you have a complex series of events and investigations. There are tears, there is laughter, and there is lots of love.

I really enjoy these books. They are interesting, keep you guessing, and make you think. A great cast of characters, and a great narrator make this a series I'm always happy to listen to.

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Great entertainment

I absolutely loved this story. I think it might be my favorite in the series, except for one part that I can't disclose or it will ruin the story. It is sad. Anyway, Millie is recovering from her injuries sustained in the last book, the couple has moved to Carmel, CA (will they stay there? Hm. we'll see), and some of the characters in the past books with limited exposure are integrals characters in this one. I live in California, so I loved seeing the duo on my home turf. If you think you'll miss the detective team in Atlantic City, you'll get a nice surprise. The story as usual flows well and is suspenseful, going back and forth between Dick's active case and Millie trying to hold things down on the home front. She's not getting a lot of rest though, which I'm sure her doctor would frown upon. You'll love the book if you're a fan of cozy mysteries.

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Old School Detective Work

I've 'read' all of Entis' Dickens series and I think the Blue Moon Caper is my favorite thus far. I love the era the series is set in; Dick and Millie have to use their brains/intuition to figure things out. I'm always cheering Millie on when she has her own mystery to tackle and I especially loved the story line between her and Colin. Another big thumbs up to the author.

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Nior style mystery

Book five but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. The series keeps getting better. The characters are great together. Damien and Millie make a great duo. They are flawed but likable. The mystery is fast passed well- developed and suspenseful. I listened to the audio version of the book. The narrator is a great storyteller and does a great job bringing the characters off the page.

All thoughts and opinions are my own, and in no way, I have been influenced by anyone.

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  • 01-29-21

Excellent listening

This is the 5th in the series about Millie, Dick, the Dickens Agency, and some of their friends and family, and I don't think it would work that well as a stand alone- I would recommend reading the whole series as it is good and builds the main characters and their lives to bring context and shading to this book, but at least the previous one in the series before this, as this story really carries on.
This was a very good tale. The era of the early 1980s is depicted very well, The strain in the relationships and the challenges of troublesome family members across more than one family and on different sides of the states. There are some unexpected turns in this story and some emotional moments that pull at the heartstrings. I think this is one of the best of the whole series.
This has been a gem of a series, with good storytelling and very good narration. I hope there will be further books out soon.

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  • Carol B
  • 06-24-20

Nostalgia at it's Best

This is my 2nd experience of the Dickens mysteries great books these are too. This one starts with Bruno confessing to murder he didn't do so Gus his longtime lawyer friend ask for help it's not Bruno's style so who did he kill? and why would he? Damien Dickens has agreed to look into this and packs his bag and kisses Millie goodbye and Millie just getting over their last caper where she almost got killed has taken the long road to recovery, but has taken on a case of a woman who thinks her family is poisoning her, was she just humouring her? While Damien is on his case Millie has her son's wife and child staying with them in a converted garage and her son who just can't help himself by always getting into trouble, and trouble he is in too! goes missing. This couple do have a knack of weaving the clues around, and it's s story that is not far fetched and its time-frame is early 1980's so no mobile phones and computers just about to be talked about but laptops definitely a no go not even thought about. Sadly this one has a very sorry ending so have tissues at the ready enough said, but if you can get hold of any Phyllis Entis stories well worth a read and Tom Lennon does a fantastic job on the narration.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 06-11-20

Another winning story

And she's done it again! The Blue Moon Caper, book 5 in the Damien Dickens Mysteries, is another fabulous story. First of all I love the time frame, the early 1980s, it doesn't seem as if it was so long ago but we'd never heard of mobile phones and certainly didn't have computers at home; even my school didn't have any. Damien and Millie are an engaging and endearing couple and I must salute Ms Entis for creating a husband and wife team who are genuinely equal partners. Listening to Millie's kick-ass attitude, it's clear she's a woman ahead of her time and I love her. The duo are working their own, separate cases and they are intriguing and clever. No spoilers here but have a hanky ready - I didn't and was forced to wipe my nose on my sleeve at first and then had to pick up one of the dogs and wipe my nose on him, (we were in the park!). I can only hope there will be more stories from Damien and Millie, as I'm missing them already. Tom Lennon turns in another excellent performance, adding an extra level of enjoyment to what is already a hugely pleasurable and captivating book. Highly recommended all round.

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  • Jacky
  • 03-13-20

Brilliant fast paced twists and turns

Absolutely loved this book it's a shame it is the last one in the series

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  • 08-05-20

Excellent!

‘The Blue Moon Caper’ is a the fifth of the Damien Dickens mystery novel/audiobook series.

Like the earlier installments in the series, the book does stand alone, but will deliver spoilers for the previous books. There is definite continuity, but also some new characters and settings, and some great twists, that help to keep the ongoing story interesting and engaging.

Tom Lennon’s narration is well paced and entertaining, making excellent use of voice and accent to differentiate between characters and animate and narrative.