The Green Pearl Caper : Damien Dickens Mysteries

  • by Phyllis Entis
  • Narrated by Tom Lennon
  • Series: Damien Dickens Mysteries
  • 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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A fun detective novel

I thought this was a good start to a series, and perfect for fans of detective stories. The setting is interesting, as it takes place in 1970's Atlantic City. I think it is well-written, easy to read, has good characters, and keeps you guessing who the culprit is. In the book, they reference earlier cases that Damien and Millie worked together, which made me want to know more details. I know you have to start a series somewhere, but it might be fun to see some prequels that talk about their early years together. I listened to the Audible audio version narrated by Tom Lennon. This is the first book I've listened to narrated by him, and I was pleased. I found his voice enjoyable, his character differentiation was great, his female voices didn't sound forced or whiny (which is a common complaint I have with other male narrators doing female voices), and his pacing was good. Overall, this was a fun read, and I would definitely check out other books in this series.
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- Leslie F.

Under the Boardwalk

What made the experience of listening to The Green Pearl Caper the most enjoyable?

The story moved along very well with characters that I cared about and that supported each other. Everyone had a spot to fill in the plot.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Damien Dickens. The protagonist acted realistically, without being stupid to miss clues, etc.

What does Tom Lennon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I liked his narration. It filled the job of bringing characters to life.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Just when you thought it was safe to go in... oh, guess that's taken. Maybe, ... sorry, can't think of anything witty here

Any additional comments?

This was a very entertaining whodunit with characters that I cared about and want to see evolve in future books.Thank you for making this availabe for review!"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."

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- in1ear (John Row) "Denver, Co metro area resident for over fifty-five years. Retired, Mid 60's, Male, own over 9,600 Kindle books, and over 400 Audible books."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-25-2016
  • Publisher: Quintzy Press