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* Flashback Friday * The Green Pearl Caper (Damien Dickens Mysteries, Book 1) by Phyllis Entis

Friday, December 15, 2017

A Library Journal SELF-e Selection.

Celine Sutherland is dead - her body half-hidden under the Atlantic City Boardwalk - and Damien Dickens, P.I. killed her. Detective Lt. James Holmes found Damien’s gun and wallet near the crime scene, and discovered Celine's cash-filled, emerald-studded evening bag hidden in Damien’s apartment.
Sylvia Sutherland, Celine’s older sister and CEO of the family’s tobacco empire, insists that Dickens pulled the trigger. And the Sutherlands carry a lot of influence in Atlantic City. Even Damien’s secretary has deserted him - gone to work for the Sutherlands. Only Celine’s younger sister, Susan, believes in his innocence.

After Susan bails him out of jail, Damien follows his gut and a series of clues in order to clear his name. His quest takes him to several Atlantic City landmarks, inland to Everettville, a small New Jersey town, and north to Vermont, where he confronts Celine's killer.

THE GREEN PEARL CAPER, set in the summer of 1979, is the first in a series of Damien Dickens mysteries.

Genre: Mystery, Private Detective
Format: eBook, Print, Audio
Publication Date: March 30, 2015
Series: Damien Dickens Mysteries

I reviewed The Green Pearl Caper in March 2016. When Phyllis sent me an email telling me about the new cover for the book, I immediately decided to feature the new cover in this week's post! Phyllis isn't just a wonderful mystery author, but she has provided me with invaluable information about pet food recalls and tips on how to deal with Lexi, On My Kindle's mascot and resident furbaby.

Reviews of The Green Pearl Caper

I felt that the plot and dialogue had nostalgic and timeless qualities, and I felt that the setting in the book was spectacular. I greatly enjoyed the characters, especially Millie, in The Green Pearl Caper. In fact, one of the editorial reviews on Amazon is a snippet from my review. I feel it truly represents my enthusiasm about being on "Team Millie:"
"If Princess Leia from Star Wars was a receptionist at a detective agency, she would be a lot like Millie." - Reviewed by Charity Rowell-Stansbury for On My Kindle
"If you are looking for an entertaining, easy-to-read murder mystery, look no further - Phyllis Entis' The Green Pearl Caper: A Damien Dickens Mystery fits the bill. If you love Perry Mason, or other shows of that era, you will love this book! Enjoy a trip back to the past with this enjoyable mystery." - Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite
"An enjoyable read, offering a bit of escape from reality, without seeming unbelievable. The first in the series, but not the last, and not the last one I will read." - Reviewed by SK Holmesley

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About Phyllis Entis

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Phyllis Entis, author. Courtesy of Goodreads
I am proud and honored that The Green Pearl Caper has been named as a Library Journal SELF-e Selection.

I was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and am a graduate of McGill University and the University of Toronto. I turned a love of science into a career in food safety microbiology that lasted for thirty-five years.

Upon retiring, I decided to follow a different dream. I inherited a love for language and wordplay from my mother and my grandfather, and a love of reading from my father. This heritage, along with a lifetime of reading Nancy Drew, Agatha Christie, Sue Grafton, and Louise Penny mysteries, inspired me to create Damien Dickens, Private Investigator.

I live in Carmel, California with my husband and our Australian Cobberdog. When I'm not working on a Damien Dickens story, I can be found baking, tending the garden, or sharing long walks.

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