Dennis Phillips

"The Book Friar"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (455 of 510)
Location: Bulls Gap, Tennessee USA
Anniversary: 16 Mar
Birthday: 7 Jan
In My Own Words:
First a disclaimer of sorts is in order. Since Amazon has added their comment feature to reviews I need to say that it would be impossible for me to check back through all of my reviews on a regular basis hunting for comments. I am always happy to receive email though and will happily respond.

Amazon used to have our reviews sorted into categories so that if you for exam… Read more

After retiring people often begin to feel that they lack purpose in their lives and this was the case with me. Early in 2006 I learned to make Rosaries and now I use much of my spare time making Rosaries, which I send to Missions around the world. So… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,486,408 - Total Helpful Votes: 455 of 510
Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley by M.C. Beaton
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
The walkers referred to in the title are a rather eclectic and somewhat pathetic bunch who traipse around with a chip on their shoulders just spoiling for a fight with area landowners. They seldom have any trouble finding conflict especially with their pushy, outspoken and obnoxious leader Jessica Tartinc leading the charge. As this book begins Jessica has gone too far even for her followers and she heads off to confront a local aristocrat on her own. When her body is found on said aristocrat's land the suspect list includes not only the gentry but also the walkers themselves. Because one of the walkers is the niece of Mrs. Mason, the President of the Carsely Ladies Society, and has… Read more
The Tale of Hill Top Farm (Cottage Tales of Beatri&hellip by Susan Wittig Albert
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I have read the entire series of "Victorian Mysteries" written by Mrs. Albert and her husband under the name of Robin Paige and have found most of the books in that series to be quite good. I was particularly impressed with the entry in that series that featured Beatrix Potter and so I was sure that I would really like this new series that would revolve entirely around the famous author of children's books.
This series is based on Potter's real life purchase of Hill Top Farm in England's Lake District and features not only a captivating set of villagers but also an eclectic group of mystery solving animals. Both the people and the animals of the village are a gossipy… Read more
Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener by M.C. Beaton
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
In this third entry of the Agatha Raisin series, Agatha returns to Carsely after what turned out to be a lonely world tour only to find that her nest door neighbor and heartthrob James Lacey has his eyes on someone new. Not that he ever had his eyes on Agatha mind you. It seems that a pretty young blonde has moved to town and not only has she captured James' attention but she also seems to be the new darling of the little village. Worse yet, Mary Fortune, this new arrival in Carsely is like James an avid gardener, a situation that causes Agatha to take up gardening for herself. Agatha fails to notice however that as soon as she returns home the people of the village begin to lose… Read more