Audio Review: The Hound of the Burgervilles Quest Investigations, Book 2 By: E.J. Russell Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux

The Hound of Burgervilles was such a fun read. Better than the first book! - Janet.

From the blurb:

This case is really going to the dogs....

After I try a little off-the-books interrogation to locate my selkie almost-boyfriend’s nearly-ex-husband
(don’t ask, it’s complicated), I’m in the doghouse again with my bosses, who bust me back to surveillance. Ugh. So when another human inexplicably storms into Quest Investigations—something our security spells ought to prevent since I’m supposed to be the only human admitted to our offices—I’m reduced to staking out local fast food restaurants to check out the guy’s alleged sighting of a giant, glowing-eyed, dumpster-diving spectral hound.

Ridiculous, right? Humiliating, too, not to mention boring. But at least they didn’t fire me.

Imagine my surprise when there actually is a giant, glowing-eyed, dumpster-diving spectral hound—one of the Cwn Annwn, Herne the Hunter’s traitor-tracking dog pack, to be exact. Jeez, who let this dog out? It’s my case, though, so it’s up to me—Matt Steinitz, aka Hugh Mann—to return him to Faerie. But while Herne’s normally hopping kennels are inexplicably unpopulated by pups, they’re playing host to one extremely dead body.

Uh oh. Looks like someone’s bite was a lot worse than their bark.

Guess my love life will have to take a back seat again while we nose out the truth.


The Hound of the Burgervilles is the second in the Quest Investigations M/M mystery series, a spinoff of E.J. Russell’s Mythmatched paranormal rom-com story world. It contains no sex or violence, and although there is a romantic subplot, it is not a romance. The series is best listened to in order.

Janet's Review:

This was sooo good, so much fun to listen to. Matt/Hugh is human and therefore he feels lesser. It certainly doesn’t help that he is treated like crap. Lachlan unintentionally doesn’t show much concern at the same time, acting protective. 

I absolutely adore all the guys at Quest. They’re like a crazy, dysfunctional family at times. Familiar favorites and exciting new characters. 

The story is funny and sweet with slow burn romance and fantastic, descriptive world building!!! 

Greg Boudreaux did a fantastic job with the narrative, each voice clear and distinct. Overall, fantastic!! The story is really well written with complicated and complex characters, highly recommend it!! 

Rating: 5 Stars

Jacquie's Review:

Being back with the Quest Investigations team was fantastic. Matt/Hugh starts out with getting into trouble again, trying to find Wynn so he can get divorced from Lachlan, so Matt can date Lachlan with no issues.

From there he stumbles from one bad situation to another, gets tangled up with the wild hunt but saves the day.

I love how perfectly human he is. He learns that being human isn't a bad thing too. His wonder for the supernatural world is the same as mine, and I loved every second of his adventure.

As before, romance is very much a sub-plot. This will be an epic slow burn.

Greg Boudreaux is the perfect narrator for this series. A joy to listen to.

Rating: 5 Stars

The Hound of the Burgervilles is available to buy from Audible and is Whispersynced/