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Dennis Bisskit and the Basset Hound from Beacon’s Bottom by Stephen Ainley

dennis bisskit and basset hound from beacon's bottom

Title: Dennis Bisskit and the Basset Hound from Beacon’s Bottom (Dennis Bisskit #3)

Author: Stephen Ainley

Published on: 30th January 2020

Genre: Mystery and Thrillers, Humour

Purchase Links: Amazon.com | Book Depository

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Bisskit is back! This time he tries hard enough to keep himself out of trouble… But Dennis being Dennis, trouble is his second name. Stinky and Dennis solve a pickpocket case at the local store. Their ‘bravery’ is well-appreciated by the members of the high-class. Dennis receives a call from Babington-Perches. They want to hire Stinky and Dennis to guard Bertie – a Basset Hound. As the story proceeds, Dennis and Stinky learn of their arch-nemesis – the Scotland Man aka Mr Montague. The Scotland Man’s plans were ruined in Paris, thanks to Dennis and Stinky. He wants revenge. He wants the lads to be humiliated in public.

This is a hilarious and entertaining ‘mystery’ of a quirky lad named Dennis Bisskit. Bisskit is known for his unbelievable ideas and doings. Call this the Bisskit touch – whatever Dennis tries, it ends up the wrong way. As a kid, he wanted to build a go-kart from his pram – he ended up in the canal, haunting a few old women and kids along the way. He’s called in to talk at the local Scouts club and ends up burning the building!

Stinky is Dennis’ best friend and partner in solving crimes. The duo runs a PI agency known as the Bisskit and Blackshaw Private Investigations. Dennis takes credit for all the cases they have solved so far – nobody’s heard of Stinky Blackshaw. Poor chap!

I remember reading the first book in this series. Both the boys were in their teens and were at the army. The boys are now grown up. Stinky is married while Dennis is dating someone. As the story ends, we do hear some good news from Stinky and Dennis on the familial front. 🙂

The Scotland Man is hell-bent on taking revenge. He wants the lads to be humiliated in public so he sends threatening letters to the Babington-Perches. He wants them to withdraw Bertie from the show or expect worse. Dennis and Stinky end up solving the case alright, but not without a few hilarious ‘adventures’.

Dennis Bisskit and the Basset Hound from Beacon’s Bottom is an entertaining read. By the way, Beacon’s “Bottom” has nothing to do with a person’s bottom. Just saying…


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