Thursday, November 9, 2017

Sophia Rose Reviews - Dog Dish of Doom by EJ Copperman

Today I once again turn the blog over to Sophia Rose who has a catchy titled cozy in audible for us to learn about.
Sophia Rose take it away
Dog Dish of Doom by EJ Copperman
Narrated by Christy Romano
#1 Agent to the Paws
Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Audible Studio
Published:  9.5.17
Time:  7 hours 44 minutes
ASIN: B07575TQP3
Rating: 4 Stars
Format: audio
Source:  Audible
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GoodReads Blurb:
Kay Powell wants to find that break-out client who will become a star. And she thinks she's found him: His name is Bruno, and he has to be walked three times a day.

Bruno's humans, Trent and Louise, butt in a lot, and Les McMaster, the famous director now mounting a revival of Annie, might not hire Bruno just because he can't stand Trent in particular.

That becomes less of an issue when Trent is discovered face down in Bruno's water dish. With a kitchen knife in his back.

Laugh-out-loud funny, this series debut is a delight.


It was the title. It made me laugh and then I had to read the blurb which also pulled me in. I could tell this was going to be a fun, light-hearted mystery that wouldn't challenge me, but would entertain me highly. Dog Dish of Doom performed to expectation, for sure.

I have seen Angela from Simply Angela's blog reviews on a different cozy mystery series by this author so I was pleased to give Copperman's work a try in this new series start. What a fun theme for the series having the amateur detective being an animal entertainer agent. Kay is also accompanied in her efforts by her quirky show-biz parents, two rescue dogs, incomparable assistant Consuelo with son Diego, and potential flame and local coffee shop owner Sam.

Kay's an irascible and snarky, down to earth gal who is all about her animal clients even to the point of caring more about their well-being than their human owners or the humans they must work with. This story introduces her latest client, Bruno, who is up to co-star in an off-Broadway production of Annie.

The theater world was a neat backdrop for this mystery that had some nice twists. The story had two mysteries going on actually- the death of Trent and the malevolent interest in Bruno. It paced out slowly as Kay and the gang including a police detective followed the clues to a surprising end.

I listened to Dog Dish of Doom and enjoyed the talented narration of Christy Romano telling the story. This was not my first listen in with Christy. I enjoyed her work earlier this year. She's got a great wry, humorous tone that matched the story well.

In summary, this was vastly amusing and I can definitely recommend it to those who enjoy cozy mysteries. I definitely plan to read/listen to more of Copperman's work and this quirky fun series.

My thanks to Audible for the opportunity to listen to this book in exchange for an honest review.

 Author Bio:
E.J. Copperman is the pen name for author Jeff Cohen

E.J. Copperman is a mysterious figure, or has a mysterious figure, or writes figuratively in mysteries. In any event, a New Jersey native, E.J. has written for such publications as The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, American Baby and USA Weekend. Night of the Living Deed is the first E.J. Copperman novel. It will be followed in 2011 by An Uninvited Ghost, the second in the Haunted Guesthouse mystery series.

E.J., having worked as a newspaper reporter, teacher, magazine editor, and screenwriter, writes stories that combine humor and mystery with just the right amount of spooky supernatural happenings and a large doses of Jersey attitude.

Sound like we’re being evasive? Well, the fact is that E.J. Copperman is the pseudonym of a well-known mystery novelist, now embarking on a new type of story that includes some elements of the supernatural as well as a fair number of laughs. And the Copperman novels will have a different attitude, a different setting and completely different characters than anything that has come before, so E.J. really is a new author.

Sophia’s Bio:
Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.
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  1. I would love a laugh out loud one :)

  2. I'm in need of a novel that makes me laugh right now Sophia Rose and this looks like it could fit the bill!! And that title yeah the laugh starts right there ;-)

    1. It's just so nice to lose oneself in a fun read and set aside real life for a bit. This was a good one for that. :)

  3. I enjoy that cover too, and this sounds like a really fun read that's not too deep. Great review, Super Sophia! Hugs...and Happy Friday! RO

    1. Yes, the cover is a good eye-catcher. There were a few giggle moments in this one.

      Have a great weekend, Ro!

  4. That title made me laugh. I do like snarky characters.

    1. LOL, it's so dramatic. A few of the characters were like that, too, and made me laugh.

      Kay was a hoot. She was the straight gal in a comedy. :)