“If you like dogs, you’ll love Laurien Berenson’s Melanie Travis mysteries!”
—Joanne Fluke, New York Times
As owner of prize-winning Poodles, Melanie Travis knows how to handle fierce competition. But when a conformation show turns deadly, it’ll take every trick in the book to outsmart a murderer who refuses to lose . . .
With the excitement of the spring dog show season sweeping Connecticut, Melanie is determined to help her son finally lead his Standard Poodle toward a championship title. Aunt Peg even skips the judging panel to exhibit a pup of her own, and she’s set on standing out from the pack with a handmade leash from Jasmine Crane, a talented canine portrait artist who also crafts stunning accessories for discriminating show-goers. Jasmine’s handiwork is to die for—but Aunt Peg didn’t expect to discover the woman murdered behind the concession booth, strangled by one of her dazzling custom creations . . .
Another shockwave ripples through the close-knit show community when Amanda, Aunt Peg’s longtime dog sitter and a renter on Jasmine’s property, ominously vanishes that same day. While nosing around for clues, Melanie suspects a dangerous connection between Amanda’s disappearance and the homicide case—a hunch that grows as her investigation reveals sketchy secrets about the late artist. Juggling a demanding teaching job, the pressures of the show ring, and a daunting suspect list, Melanie finds herself entangled in a mindboggling murder mystery . . . and hot on the trail of a desperate killer . . .
Praise For Laurien Berenson And Her Melanie Travis Canine Mysteries!
Murder At The Puppy Fest
“It’s mutts vs. purebreds as Melanie Travis investigates the death of a dog-loving philanthropist . . . worth the price of admission.”
“Berenson continues to keep her pet-centric series fresh and enjoyable.” —Booklist
“Bring this one on your summer vacation!” —Modern Dog
Live And Let Growl
“Canine lovers will best appreciate this installment.”
The Bark Before Christmas
“Cozy mystery fans and dog lovers will lap this one up.”
Death Of A Dog Whisperer
“Berenson cleverly weaves in interesting details about different breeds and showmanship. Fans of Miranda James’ Cat in the Stacks series may also enjoy Berenson.”
Gone With The Woof
“A wonderful novel. Even better if you read it with a dog on your lap.”