The Hound of the Burgervilles, a Mythmatched Cozy-ish Mystery

Cover design by L.C. Chase

The Hound of the Burgervilles

A Mythmatched story

Quest Investigations, Book Two

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 on-page sex or violence, and although there is a romantic subplot, it is not a romance. The series is best read in order.

The case was interesting, fun, fast-paced, action-packed, with many twists and turns… I’m already looking forward to the next book! Super recommendable!

Bayou Book Junkie

Well this was another delightful entry in this spinoff series about the supernatural/paranormal Mythmatched world created by this author… I’m loving the progression of this series and I can’t wait to see what happens next. Highly recommended particularly for fans of smart paranormal mysteries.

Love Bytes Reviews

If you’re a fan of supernatural and mystery, tossed together with engaging characters and some cheeky fun, this series is definitely one you should pick up.

Joyfully Jay

Also in this series

Five Dead Herrings, a Mythmatched Cozy-ish Mystery
The Lady Under the Lake, a Mythmatched Cozy-ish Mystery
Death on Denial, a Mythmatched Cozy-ish Mystery

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