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A string of baffling incidents have befallen Taylor Adams, baker extraordinaire of Pomme Valley. When good friend Jillian Cooper recommends Zack and the corgis investigate, Taylor’s run of bad luck worsens as multiple murders are discovered. All evidence suggests the town baker is to blame.

Can Zack and the dogs clear Taylor’s good name before someone he cares about becomes the next victim?

©2018 Jeffrey Poole (P)2019 Jeffrey Poole

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  • Troublemer(tammy hovey)
  • 14-12-19

For the love of Corgis

This series gets better and better with each book i have listened to. Again, we have three murders that all seem to link back to some muffins. Of course, Watson and Sherlock are on the case. Helping Zack and Vance to find the clues needed to stop the killer before they murder again. This time it might be Jillian. The author has created a fantastic story line with wonderful characters. My favorites are Watson and Sherlock. Bob Johnson does a fantastic job with the narration of these books. He is a fantastic narrator. I was gifted this book at my request and i am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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  • Suzan
  • 11-12-19

Love this series

I do love this series. Watson and Sherlock are just the cutest Corgi detectives and of course Zachary Anderson their human side kick is great too. This is book 5 in this series and they just keep getting better and better. The narrator is the same for all 5 books which I find a great asset too. Bob Johnson does a wonderful job with the narration. Bob's voice is perfect for the character Zachary in my opinion. AS I have read these books in order it might be hard for me to judge but I feel that this book is written so that if this is the first in the series that you read you will not be lost and will enjoy the book very much. I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.

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  • Laura
  • 10-12-19

Enjoyable Fun Cozy

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and any opinions expressed herein are my own. This is the 5th book in the Corgi Case Files series. You could view this as a standalone - however, a lot has happened in the 4 books leading up to this book and while the author graciously provides quick summaries of prior events referenced in this book, it really would be better to start with the first book in the series. This is such an enjoyable series that you won't regret it. What fun! Murdered bodies are piling up - and it's so funny that not only are people noticing but they are commenting to Zack how the murder rate in their little town has risen since Zack has come to town. Finally! I've always wondered why it never gets addressed in cozies when normally quiet small towns suddenly overrun with murders when the sleuth moves in, don't have the townspeople up in arms. LOL! I really liked that Zack and Jillian's relationship is explored/expanded a bit - an added bonus was a comical date night at the town's fancy restaurant and a bit more information is provided on the death of Zack's wife. This is a fun series to read - it's like checking in on old friends. The narrator, Bob Johnson, is always fantastic. He is so enjoyable to listen to and just perfect for this series.

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  • Beatrice
  • 04-12-19

Pretty Good

The Case of the Muffin Murders is a pretty good book. The plot is entertaining and the characters are engaging. The sub plot about Sam adds intrigue to future books in this series. As always Bob Johnson does a great job narrating the book. He is able to infuse humor into the story and bring it alive. I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Aurora Dawn
  • 02-12-19

Baked Goods Can be Deadly

When three murders occur with in the space of a few days, Sherlock and Watson are called in to solve the crimes and track down the killer in this Corgi Case Files novel. I love these adorable pooches and self-depreciating master and I really enjoyed trying to unravel the mystery of who and what was killing the victims and, of course then answering the question why. The ongoing story line also makes significant advances in this volume, both with regard to the hero's love life and the mystery of his former wife's death. A fun and very enjoyable cozy mystery.

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  • Jan
  • 01-12-19

My favorite detectives!

dogs, verbal-humor, situational-humor, murder-investigation, law-enforcement The amazing detectives are a pair of Corgis belonging to a local winery owner who is thinking about courting the owner of the cookbook store. Suddenly there are three murders within a couple of days and the Corgis are diligently put to work at the request of their friend, the local police detective. Soon suspicion falls on another friend, the bakery owner who has had nothing but difficulties at the shop for the past few weeks. Great sleuthing by Corgis and humans alike. Lots of humor as well! Loved it! Bob Johnson is the perfect narrator for this snarky cozy!

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  • Christina
  • 01-12-19

Plenty of humor & mystery!

This is one of my favorite series because of how it perfectly blends mystery, humor, and dogs with a perfect cast of characters. There is plenty of banter and hilarious moments mixed into the story which makes you feel like you really know everyone personally. Bob narrates Zach so well, he brings his wit and personality to life. It’s been fun watching Zach start out in book 1 as a bit of a hesitant dog owner to now being so involved with Sherlock and Watson. All in all, if you like fun lighthearted mysteries with humor, a great cast and some cute dogs then this fits the bill!

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  • Nanci R
  • 28-11-19

So entertaining!

I love the Corgi Case Files for the engaging characters and irreverent humor. The Case of the Muffin Murders is my favorite so far. The corgis' antics made me laugh out loud and their human dad, Zach, really shines through in this one. The narration was excellent. My only quibble was with the killer's unlikely motivation. Some vulgar language, but it was pretty mild and didn't put me off. I received a free copy of this Audio book and am leaving a voluntary and honest review.

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  • Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe
  • 25-11-19

Excellent audiobook only marred by a cliffhanger

Corgi detectives Sherlock and Watson solve yet another case in Case of the Muffin Murders by Jeffrey Poole. Pomme Valley gets hit with a rash of murders, and Zack Anderson's corgis get called in to do their magic yet once again. First, someone dies of arsenic poisoning, and then the next day, another citizen dies of carbon monoxide poisoning. When a third resident dies the third day, the dogs become Pomme Valley's best hope for solving the murders. I had a good time listening to this fifth book in the Corgi Case Files series. The dogs are a delight, and I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing Zack evolve from someone who doesn't care about dogs to becoming the staunchest of dog lovers and defenders. The characters are very familiar by now, but even to a neophyte to the series, they will come across as round and soon become friends. The mystery is intriguing, but it seems almost secondary to the life that Zack has built around him after suffering the bereavement of his wife in a car accident two years earlier and moving to Pomme Valley, Oregon from Phoenix to start a new life. My single complaint is that this book concludes with a massive cliffhanger, just as the previous book did. Anyone familiar with my reviews knows my scorn for that literary device, which I feel is used to manipulate the readers into wanting to purchase the next book in the series. Just for that cliffhanger, I have to remove one star from my rating. Bob Johnson performs the audio version of Case of the Muffin Murders, and he embodies Zack perfectly, making me believe that I am listening to Zack himself speak. He has fun with the wry humor and somewhat cynical wit of Zack, and that joy transfers itself to us listeners. Johnson makes me connect to this audiobook especially effectively. I appreciate getting to listen to Case of the Muffin Murders and enjoyed getting to visit again with the corgi detectives. The audio of this book added to the positive listening experience. It's a shame that it was hurt by the dramatic cliffhanger, giving it four stars. Disclaimer: I received this book for review purposes, but that had no effect on the content of my review.

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  • grammatoni
  • 19-11-19

Case of the Muffin Murders

Zachery,a romance writer, is caught up in another murder investigation in PV. His girlfriend, Jillian, is involved also since it's her friend who's being set up. His two corgis, Sherlock and Watson, use their noses to sniff out clues hoping their owner will understand what's going on. Clues abound but it isn't till Jillian started her thoughts on the circumstances that the penny drops for Vance, the cop, Zach and even the woman being set up. Now the race is on to stop a fourth murder from happening. Bob Johnson is a remarkable narrator whose voice and mannerisms bring this story alive!! Fantastic audio and story!!

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