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The White Russian Caper: A Damien Dickens Mystery

(Damien Dickens Mysteries #2)

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A mortally wounded Miss America entrusts a mysterious Russian coin to Damien Dickens, P.I. before she dies. After Damien disappears while researching the significance of the coin, Millie tracks her husband's abductor to Florida. When his captor falls to his death from the balcony of a 7th floor apartment, Damien escapes; then, he and Millie join forces to unravel the web o ...more
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Published November 20th 2015 by Quintzy Press
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J.B. Richards
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You can already tell I’m super-excited about a book when—in my book review—I express my love of the story from my own point of view instead of being somewhat dignified and objective. Here we go, people … You’ve been warned!

Mystery, intrigue, romance, murder, and plenty of action generously pepper this seemingly orthodox, old-style, classic detective novel from Author Phyllis Entis, “The White Russian Caper: A Damien Dickens Mystery (Damien Dickens Mysteries Book 2)”. But Entis’ novel, as familia
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Patricia Gligor
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading "The White Russian Caper" by Phyllis Entis, the second book in the Damien Dickens mystery series. The author kept me turning the pages as Damien and his wife, Millie, placed their own lives in serious jeopardy, in their attempt to solve the murder of Miss America and to discover the connection, if any, of the mysterious coin she possessed before she died.
I highly recommend this novel!
S.D. Mayes
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was the first book I have read from this author, and I wasn't disappointed. It was a great tonic after a stressful week, and I enjoyed the old school style of Detective Damien Dickens and his wife Millie. The plot involves a reigning Miss America, a mysterious Russian coin, and a detective that then gets kidnapped himself. I loved Entis' writing, which really flowed, and the book read like a comedy satire on detective novels as if they
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P.S. Winn
Mar 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the second in a series of Damien Dickens murder mysteries. The books are stand alone but you might just find yourself hooked on the suspense filled mysteries and want all of them. In this book, readers find Damien and his wife and receptionist Millie looking for the killer of Miss America and in for intrigue when a gold coin in Damien's possession leads to even more mystery. I like this author and the style of writing that makes the reads quick but interesting. If you like murder mysteri ...more
Amy Reade
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great read!

This is the third book I've read by Phyllis Entis, and it was every bit as enjoyable as the first two. I love the way the main characters have developed. Their interactions are totally natural and believable. The twists and turns in this story led me to want to keep reading well past my bedtime, which is a sure sign of a great mystery. I should note that I've read the Damien Dickens novels out of order, and that hasn't been a problem at all. This aS a fun mystery and I'm eager to read
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Medy
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook

This is the 2nd book in the series and although I didn't have the first book, I was able to follow the stoty. Damien and Millie have a great adventure in this book. I enjoy a mystery books. This is my favorite genre. The author gives the reader great descriptions and very clear.
Victoria Schwimley
Sep 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
The White Russian Caper is the second installment in the Damien Dickenson mystery series. When Miss America disappears, Damien is called in to solve the mystery, but things take a strange twist, and Damien is the one who needs help. Hired to get to the bottom of a sudden rash of violence and unlawfulness, Damien is eager to accept the offer to honeymoon with his new wife as part of his cover. Things aren’t going to go that smoothly for Damien and Millie, though when Damien is held captive and Mi ...more
E.M. McIntyre
Sep 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The sleuth-solving duo of Damien Dickens and his (now) wife Millie are back in action in this follow-up to
The Green Pearl Caper. The White Russian Caper fast forwards to early 1980; the reigning Miss America has been brutally beaten and entrusts a valuable coin to Damien before she dies. The mystery evolves from there after Damien is kidnapped and Millie must step up to find her husband.

The aspect that I loved most about this book was the growth of Millie. She gets to strut her stuff and we le
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Aly
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Damien and Millie have a great adventure in this book. I enjoy mystery books and this series is a great one. I enjoy this series and the author gives the reader great descriptions without going overboard. I love to use my imagination with books as well. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
L.S.
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you're looking for a book to lose yourself in, then this series will be right up your street. The Damien Dickens Mysteries deliver on every count: the PI duo of Damien & Millie are a savvy couple, with all the necessary contacts to flesh out any queries they may have; the antagonists are cunning, sometimes totally unexpected, and most certainly worthy of suspicion, and the backdrop is enticing and exciting(especially for non US readers who will be immersed in the world created here).
Yet,
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Kelly
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received the audiobook because I begged to read more Phyllis Entis! She was kind enough to send it on to me.

This is the second Damien Dickens Mysteries. Millie and Dick are now married. Dick is asked to help out the organizer of the Miss America pageant who can't find Miss America. He find her, beaten in her hotel room. Before she is taken to the hospital she passes him a Russian coin for safekeeping.

At the same time, Dick is asked by Derek Turpin to investigate a series of robberies in Flori
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Alison Henderson
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this second book in the Damien Dickens series. Miss America has been brutally murdered, but not before giving Damien an antique Russian coin to hold for safekeeping. Before he can make much headway solving the case, Damien is kidnapped, and Millie has to take over. My favorite part of this book was watching Millie in action as she works to find Damien and solve the murder at the same time. The action shifts quickly from Atlantic City to Hollywood, Florida, and the immerses the reader in ...more
Iris Chacon
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all audiences; no offensive material
The White Russian Caper, A Damien Dickens Mystery, by Phyllis Entis
Audiobook narrated by Tom Lennon

★★★★ Four stars from reviewer Iris Chacon.
The reviewer received a complimentary download of the audiobook in exchange for an honest, objective review.

Fans of the Damien Dickens mysteries will enjoy the new, more openly affectionate relationship between Damien and Millie. When The White Russian Caper (book two of the series) begins, Damien and Millie are newlyweds, still working together in their pr
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Daniel Norrish
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This novel tosses the reader back into a past world of mystery in classic American settings. If you enjoyed the first Damien Dickens mystery you’ll LOVE this.
Norma
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
( Format : Audiobook )
"Death, a strange coin and a honeymoon that wasn't"
This is an enjoyable, old fashioned caper set in a time before mobile phones. The central characters are well formed, leaving the memorable impression of a fond couple willing to face hardship and danger for each other and who are invested, not only with generosity towards others but also above average detective skills. When her husband goes missing the day before their belated honeymoon, Millie goes into action.
And there i
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Simona Nielsen
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-suspense
Audiobook review

Hello to old friends!

I've listened to the first book and was very exited to start the second. It was a delightful experience once again and it was like hooking up with old friends! Baby, I'm home!

The Damien Dickens mysteries is an old-school detective series, where the police had no clue and had to investigate with a lot lesser tools than today. In The White Russian Caper, we're in 1980 and also facing the birth of a computerized world. Though, the police had computers in some di
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Audiothing
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Summary
A mortally wounded Miss America entrusts a mysterious Russian coin to Damien Dickens, PI, before she dies. After Damien disappears while researching the significance of the coin, Millie tracks her husband's abductor to Florida. When his captor falls to his death from the balcony of a seventh floor apartment, Damien escapes; then he and Millie join forces to unravel the web of intrigue surrounding the Russian coin and its connection to the murder of Miss America.

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Leslie Fisher
This was an enjoyable sequel to the first Damien Dickens Mystery. I was particularly interested in this book since I'm fascinated with all things Russian. In this book we see the progression of the relationship between Damien and Millie, as they are now married and attempt a honeymoon, but get pulled into a case. I liked the characters - they are well-written and have admirable qualities (like Millie's kindness and willingness to help). This is also a "clean" read, which is refreshing. I listene ...more
On My Kindle BR
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: onmykindlebr
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Damien manages to find himself in even more trouble when he decides to investigate Miss America's murder, and it is up to Millie to come to his rescue in the second book of the Damien Dickens Mysteries.

Like its predecessor, The White Russian Caper has some nostalgic qualities in its setting and the characters are rendered beautifully. I was happy to see some of the characters from the first book, and I think that Entis did a wonderful job of
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Phyllis Entis
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

"I thought The White Russian Caper (A Damien Dickens Mystery) by Phyllis Entis was a sensational book. It was close enough to a cozy mystery to make me happy. The twists and turns in the story kept me guessing all the way to the end. There is a lot going on in this story. The changing view points can be a little confusing, but this book is definitely worth reading. It has murder, kidnapping, a touch of history, and more. Another thing I admired about
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Phyllis Entis is the author of the Damien Dickens Mysteries series, which includes The Green Pearl Caper, The White Russian Caper and The Chocolate Labradoodle Caper. Her debut novel, The Green Pearl Caper, was a Library Journal SELF-e Selection. Phyllis is a free-lance writer and retired food safety microbiologist with degrees from McGill University and the University of Toronto. In 2007, ASM Pre
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Damien Dickens Mysteries (3 books)
  • THE GREEN PEARL CAPER: A DAMIEN DICKENS MYSTERY (Damien Dickens Mysteries Book 1)
  • The Chocolate Labradoodle Caper. A Damien Dickens Mystery (#3)