"If you like dogs, you'll love Laurien Berenson's Melanie Travis mysteries!" --Joanne Fluke, New York Times bestselling authorAfter a short break from crime solving, stay-at-home mom Melanie Travis has not become boring--no matter what her alarmingly opinionated Aunt Peg says. She still has a nose for sniffing up a good mystery, especially when it involves the life of a legendary dog breeder. . .
Despite Melanie's domestic demands--a toddler and a house full of Standard Poodles--helping Edward March pen his life story is an opportunity she can't pass up. Of course Edward turns out to be a growly old man who wants his book--"Puppy Love"--to consist mainly of his amorous encounters with women from the dog show community. It's juicy gossip, but not dangerous. . .until Andrew, Edward's son, pays Melanie an angry visit to stop her from working on the book.
When Andrew suddenly turns up very dead, the victim of a seemingly intentional hit-and-run, the police are looking at Edward as Suspect #1. There was lots of bad blood between Andrew and his father, but Melanie is looking at the bigger picture. Would some of Edwards' ex-trysts have gone after Andrew to shut Edward up? How about all of those husbands and boyfriends with bones to pick? And who is that woman who everyone is avoiding at the funeral?
Between getting caught up in the bafflingly dysfunctional March family, sorting out two generations of disgruntled ex?lovers, and uncovering a shocking case of secret hoarding, Melanie's running into dead ends almost as fast as she's running out of time. The longer the killer stays unleashed, the sooner she may end up in the dog house for good.
Praise For Laurien Berenson And Her Melanie Travis Mysteries!
"Laurien Berenson just keeps getting better and better." --Harlan Coben
"Berenson throws dog lovers a treat they will relish." --Publishers Weekly
"A wonderful reason to celebrate--Melanie Travis is back on the job in this always charming and clever series." --Earlene Fowler, author of The Road to Cardinal Valley and the Benni Harper mysteries
"A special treat." --Library Journal
"Delightful. . .Four paws for this one." --Carolyn Hart
"Fun reading." --Dog News