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Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy

Corgi Case Files, Volume 2
Narrated by: Bob Johnson
Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

When a traveling Egyptian exhibit stops in picturesque Pomme Valley, all hell breaks loose when a valuable artifact is stolen and a dead body turns up in an unexpected location. 

The prime suspect has already been identified, but there's a catch: He's more than 3,000 years old. 

Pomme Valley's newest crime-fighting crusaders are on the case with Sherlock, new packmate Watson, and their reluctant human, Zack. 

Can they solve the murder and locate the missing loot before any more misfortune can befall the town?

©2016 Jeffrey M. Poole (P)2018 Jeffrey M. Poole

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The Games afoot Sherlock

Opps - just written a review of the third book in the series and thought I would check my reviews of the first two books only to find that yes I had written of a review of the first book I had not of this second one........so opps indeed.

The story continues with Zak and his dogie companions following another murder trail.

The style is so relaxing and enjoyable yet your really do feel you are in their world.

If you are looking for a series that you can drop into and feel part of the characters life yet don't need to spend to much mental energy on because you want them to do the heavy mental lifting then these are the books for you.

Buy them, press play and relax and let Zak fill you in on what has been going on in his wonderful warm style.

I look forward to many more adventures of the trio.

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Enjoyable mystery

I was provided with a free copy of this audiobook in return for an honest review.

Having listened to the first book in this series a short time ago, I was delighted to find the second outing of Zach and Sherlock to be as well written and well thought out as the first one.

A comfortable and cosy setting is belied by the theft of an Egyptian necklace and the later murder and mummification of a man. The use of the two corgis to help find the clues needed to solve the mystery provides a lovely contrast to the dark parts of the story (mummification taking place in the current time period is an icky idea when described in the book).

The characters feel almost real and the tone the narrator uses feels just right for the slightly grumpy, yet genuinely kind character of Zach. I love the addition of Watson to the group and Gillian, Vance and Tori make the setting seem real.

I would definitely recommend this book if you are looking for a good mystery and some intricate but enjoyable plotting.

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Dude, someone stole our pendant.

When Zach Anderson inherited an house and vineyard in Pomme Valley, he found himself accused of robbery and murder but a recent and reluctantly acquired corgi helped prove his innocence and led to a friendship with Vance, one of the local police. He named the dog Sherlock. Now, having endeared himself to the residents of the small town by throwing a party and plying the guests with bottles of wine from his store (ironically, he does not like wine himself), he's settled in and now has another dog, Watson, even though she's female.
Festival time has arrived in Pomme Valley and the local high school is hosting an Egyptian exhibition but on the opening night, when the grand reveal of the sarcophagus takes place, the mummy is gone and so, too, is a priceless pendant. It looked like the mummy had taken it!

The Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy is the second in this delicious series about the somewhat shy but irascible newcomer to Pomme Valley, and Sher!ock, the corgi who lives up to his namesake's reputation. Wonderfully written with whit and full of fun, occasionally laugh out loud, as the rather private Zach keeps getting pulled into close encounters with his small town neighbours.I

Told in the first person from Zach's perspective, narrator Bob Johnson again perfectly assumes the persona of the reluctant sleuth, his pleasant and well paced reading conveying his sometimes forgetfulness and his opinions of people and places, including an annoying little voice in his head.. Mr. Johnson also gives all the other protagonists very distinctive and appropriate voices, too, infusing each with a further hint of life over and above that already written in by the author. A really sound performance.

i am not usually a fan of animal centred stories but this book is solid, lighthearted fun with a personable and well developed main character. My thanks to the rights holder who, at my request, freely gifted me a complimentary copy, via Audiobook Boom. I am rapidly becoming a fan of this series as related by the excellent Mr.Johnson and hope there will be more to come.
Recommended.

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  • cosmitron
  • 04-10-18

A fun experience

This is a clever well crafted story with a great variety of characters.

The Narrator did a great job with the material and made this a entertaining read.




This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Betababe
  • 30-12-18

Happy Halloween

Anyone who's ever had nightmares from watching a Boris Karloff movie will appreciate this one. No actual horror, but lots of fun as the corgis uncover clues to solve the mystery. Bob Johnson narrates delightfully--he's the perfect voice for our hapless hero.

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  • Catrina P
  • 21-12-18

Corgi Case Files - Mummy Style

A super fun cozy mystery! I really enjoy the writing style of Jeffrey M Poole and Bob Johnson’s narration is perfect for this series.

Two love-able corgis, Sherlock and Watson, and their reluctant human, Zach, are on the case to find the missing artifact from a traveling Egyptian exhibit. Things get more intense when a dead body is also discovered.

While this is book 2 in the series, and I had listened to book 1, it certainly can stand on its own. There are a few references to book 1 to remind the reader/listener of some of the backstory. The references are more than enough to explain, but not overly done.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • CAP
  • 19-12-18

Scooby-Doo is a Corgi!

Just as fun as the first book, except perhaps a bit more fun! I mean, who doesn't like mummies? This really is a true mystery that brings you back to your childhood where you escape with Scooby-Doo and gang, except now, you're an adult, but the adventures are just as fun! With lots of quirky humor, and a voice that gets you hooked, along with a fantastic audio book narration, you won't want to put this book down!

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  • Deedra
  • 05-12-18

Case of the Fleet-footed Mummy

A good cozy mystery. the owner of Sherlock and Watson,2 Corgis that solve mysteries,is invited to an Egyptian exibit.The night goes wrong and their expertise is needed.A fun story. Bob Johnson was a fine narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • CuteAsADaisy
  • 24-11-18

Fun Dog Guided Mystery

This was a fun mystery almost completely driven by a couple of corgis. These two cute corgis named Sherlock and Watson were the super sniffers that helped them solve the crime. Overall a fun and clean mystery that is narrated very well.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Capn Mac
  • 20-11-18

Sherlock Corgi on the Case

This is a cute mystery featuring a Corgi named Sherlock that somehow solves mysteries. The real mystery here is how Sherlock knows what he knows. If you're expecting some insight into that, prepare to be disappointed.

I had not listened to or read the previous book and I'll admit that I was expecting this to be told from the point of view of the dogs, Sherlock and Watson. It's not. What we get is all told by Zack, the dogs' owner.

If we're comparing this to Doyle's mysteries, then Zack serves the same part as the original Watson - a little clueless, along for the ride and willing to tell the story.

There's nothing terribly clever about the mystery here and, other than knowing where to point the humans, I don't see anything terribly clever in Sherlock either. Still, it was a cute little tale of theft, murder and Corgi butts.

It took me a little while to get warmed up to the narrator. I actually stopped listening and came back to it later. However, I'm going to chalk that up to my migraine which sometimes makes certain sounds unpleasant rather than any shortcoming on the narrator's part.

If you're a fan of these kinds of stories, then start with the first book; this one gives away some of the plot points to the first and would ruin the mystery.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Rhonda
  • 27-10-18

Another cute story in this series

Another fun story in this collection. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • KPG
  • 27-10-18

I didn't love it or hate it.

I received this book for free for an honest review. I purchased the first book because I love a good series and books that involve dogs in the storyline and wanted to start in order. The premise of the story is a good one but I thought it was lacking something. The book could have used a little more editing perhaps as I found some of the wording redundant and the narration just downright boring at times as I listened. I don't know think I'll spend another credit on the 3rd book although I did enjoy Sherlock and Watson!

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  • Brittany
  • 19-10-18

such a cute series!!!

This book was great. Zach and his Corgi's save the day again from a mysterious mummy. I love the dynamic between Zach and Vance as they try to figure out the Egyptian mystery. Zach as always is almost too serious but he has his friend to keep him grounded and a girlfriend to push him towards a little adventure. The narrator does a wonderful job giving each character a unique personality! I can't wait for the next book in this series!! I received this book for free for an honest review.

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