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Hair Of The Dog

Laurien Berenson

ISBN 9780758287472
Publish Date 6/4/2013
Format Paperback
Categories Kensington, Mystery

“A well-paced and well-organized story, a surprise ending, and an ability to capture the great bond between dogs and people.” –Booklist

The dog days of summer have just begun, and Melanie Travis is looking forward to savoring each lazy afternoon. And where better to enjoy herself than at her Aunt Peg’s Fourth of July barbeque? It sounds ideal, until an uninvited guest proves that even the laziest dog day of the year can suddenly turn vicious…

“Abundant with dog lore, this lighthearted adventure will charm dog fanciers and cozy fans.” –-Publishers Weekly

Melanie knew someone should have kept Barry Turk on a short leash. The star Poodle handler and lady killer had a habit of chicanery that bred contempt in the dog show circuit. But when Barry is shot dead in his own driveway, even Melanie is stunned at how unsporting the competition can get. Now, as Melanie digs for clues deep under Connecticut’s well-groomed surface, she finds herself sniffing around in the killer’s own backyard, and counts herself lucky to have the animal instincts to keep herself alive…

“Ms. Berenson’s characters are likeable. Her plots twist and turn, and her stories are filled with surprises.” --The Lufkin Daily News (TX)

About Laurien Berenson:

Laurien Berenson is an award-winning author.  She’s most noted for her Melanie Travis series of murder mysteries based on school teacher Melanie Travis who owns and shows full size pedigree Standard Poodles.  The series includes: Doggie Day Care Murder, Hounded To Death, Chow Down and Raining Cats & Dogs.  Berenson is an Agatha and Macavity nominee, winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and a four-time winner of the Maxwell Award which is presented by the Dog Writers Association of America.  She lives in Kentucky with her family.  


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