"Beware! Pick up Once Bitten
and it will sink its fangs into your
imagination. You'll read straight through to the end." --Rita Mae Brown
and Sneaky Pie Brown
"An entertaining mystery."--Publishers Weekly
her former fiancé off finding himself, Melanie Travis figures the only
ring she'll be seeing is one where she's showing her prized poodles.
Meanwhile, her brother Frank is about to tie the knot with his
sweetheart, Bertie Kennedy. But when Sara Bentley, a dog handler
moonlighting as a wedding planner, suddenly vanishes, a panicked Bertie
gives Melanie a choice: either pinch-hit for Sara--or find her.
"Totally satisfying."--I Love A Mystery
for the latter, Melanie unearths big trouble when Sara's cottage burns
to the ground and a woman's body is found in the rubble. Plenty of
people held grudges against Sara, including a disgruntled groomer, a
past dog show competitor, and an embittered ex-boyfriend. Even Sara's
own family seems oddly unconcerned about her. Are the blue-blooded
Bentleys cold-blooded enough to kill one of their own? The only thing
that's certain is that it's up to Melanie to stop a murderer in his--or
her--tracks. . .