• Albert Smith's Culinary Capers: The First Five Books

  • By: steve higgs
  • Narrated by: Charles Robert Fox
  • Length: 28 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Baking. It can get a guy killed.

When a retired detective and a former police dog set out on a culinary tour of the British Isles, they dream of tasty treats and delicious bakes...

...what they find is mystery, mayhem, and murder. 

Albert’s investigator’s brain sees things ordinary people might not, and his dog, Rex Harrison, cannot understand why the humans are struggling to solve each mystery. He can already smell the answer - it’s right before their noses. 

Together they lend their skills to help the people they meet, but unwittingly, they’ve discovered a master criminal at work, and what started out as a bit of fun is getting deadlier with each new place they visit. 

If you are a fan of gentle, funny mystery books, this series is sure to please. Grab a boxed set now and save a packet on buying them individually. 

This series of books contain no cussing and graphic descriptions of violence or bedroom activities. 

©2020 Steve Higgs (P)2021 Steve Higgs

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Good and mysteries….Yum Yum

These light fun mysteries start as light entertainment and then hook you. Food and mysteries are my second favorite combination. The brilliant dog detective is pure fun!!! They are not as formulative as the quick turn out may lead you to believe but have true moments or originality. The mysteries are tricky enough to keep you coming back for more! Very clean and fun with mild violence these are the perfect rest for a busy mind! Playing then back and forth to work makes you look forward to the commute!!!

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great stories

loved this series. Rex's point of view has me chuckling out loud. I love this narrator also

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  • MT
  • 02-15-22

very good

This was a great deal - 1 credit for 5 very good mysteries!

Well written, well narrated, wonderful characters. I'm ready to start book #6.

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Great

Loved them! I took delightful vicarious pleasure listening to a fellow septuagenarian who loves to eat.

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  • Dj
  • 12-30-21

Great Fun !

I love this series of books and am listening as fast as they are released on Audible. I know I could actually read however the narration is great which adds a certain flair to it and the stories are interesting. I love the interaction between Albert and Rex and how it grows over the series. As someone that has had german shepherds for a long time I really laugh at what Rex does. (and in some ways can relate) I can't wait untill they are all on Audible. I'll have to try some of the other books Steve Higgs writes.

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Great laugh out loud series!

If you want to laugh, read these books. You will love Albert and his smart dog Rex. Charles Robert Fox is perfect as the narrator. Highly recommend.

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  • Miss G. B. Abraham
  • 12-06-21

Well Worth A Listen

I thoroughly enjoyed these books. I'd steered clear of purchasing them for a long time thinking that the characters and storylines were not up my street. However, I'm a huge fan of the Blue Moon investigation stories so I thought I would give it a try and I am so glad I did. I just loved Albert and Rex's culinary journey around the country and there sleuthing side line. Every story was a joy to listen too and very informative as I now know what a Bedfordshire Clanger is and the difference between a Bakewell Pudding and Bakewell Tart.
I liked book 4 the best primarily because the interaction between Rex and the sausage dog which was absolutely hilarious ! ! !
I will definitely be purchasing the remaining books in the series.

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  • LizT
  • 11-18-21

What an adventure!

I'd read these books before but thought they were so good that I would listen too. Steve has an incredible imagination. I've Rex's thoughts and the way Albert is beginning to try to understand what his dog is trying to tell him. Great stories and a brilliant overarching story of the Gastro thief! Loved it!

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  • Angel Cross
  • 06-10-22

A lovely bookset!

This set kept me happily listening for 2 weeks! I love the detective duo of Albert Smith and his canine sleuth, Rex. Together they explore England enjoying the delicious food of the various places they visit and stumble upon crimes that need solving in the process. Made me so hungry whilst listening that I'd have to have a snack with me every single time! Each story has a bit of humour, drama and sleuthing galore! Loved every minute of it! The narrator brings each character to life. His rendering of Rex and his thoughts was wonderful!

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  • mrs
  • 04-24-22

Thoroughly enjoyed Albert and Rex’s culinary capers

This was such a fun detective book. Adore the role of Rex Harrison the dog and seeing the various situations from his point of view as well as Albert’s.
A lovely bit of light escapism in these dark times. Plus I got to learn a bit about traditional British food at the same time!

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  • G James
  • 04-07-22

Brilliant!

Iloved every minute of any of the first 5 books and will listen to the rest ! The humor is brilliant and the narration on point. Keep the capers coming!!

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  • nell atkinson
  • 01-30-22

Fabulous Books

I'm new to Audible but what an introduction!! 5 wonderful and hilarious books. A must for dog lovers everywhere!😄😄

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  • Vix83
  • 01-16-22

The head hopping felt like whiplash

I liked the premise of these books and was really looking forward to listening to them on audible, but the head hopping between characters was so jarring that it felt like repeated whiplash. Couldn’t finish.

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  • Michelle
  • 03-21-22

Incredulity capers

Okay but plot devices were stretching it even for this genre. Perhaps the Cosy crime recipe book was misplaced? Beware the hissing sibilant sssss’s