Hot Dog (Melanie Travis Series #9)

Hot Dog (Melanie Travis Series #9)

by Laurien Berenson

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In an effort to escape tail-chasing males--namely her ex-husband Bob and boyfriend Sam--Melanie Travis opts to track down the elusive owner of Dox, an adorable Dachshund who's about to be put on the block at a charity auction. But the more Melanie discovers about the pup's background, the messier the case gets. It seems Dox is part of a divorced couple's emotional tug-o-war. . .

As if tiptoeing through the minefield of a broken marriage isn't nerve-wracking enough, there's also Melanie's stalker--or stalkers--to deal with. The obvious pair is a pesky local TV crew who figure Melanie's nose for trouble will lead them to the next Big Story. But what's truly frightening is the presence of someone far more sinister. Someone who's gotten into Melanie's house at night, and stolen her wallet. Someone who's dognapped Dox. With doggy abduction and her son's safety on her mind, Melanie's determination grows. Soon, it looks like her life may be the next thing up for auction. . .

Praise For Laurien Berenson's Melanie Travis Mysteries!

"Laurien Berenson just keeps getting better and better."--Harlan Coben

"Fetching in every way."--Booklist

"Plenty of twists and turns for a tight, suspenseful package." --Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758289056
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Series: Melanie Travis Series , #9
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 51,944
File size: 798 KB

About the Author

Laurien Berenson is an Agatha and Macavity nominee, winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, and four-time winner of the Maxwell Award, presented by the Dog Writers Association of America. She and her husband live on a farm in Kentucky surrounded by dogs and horses. Readers can visit her website at:

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Hot Dog (Melanie Travis Series #9) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Melanie Travis lives a fulfilling life working, as a special needs tutor in Greenwich, Connecticut. She also gets immense pleasure out of showing her standard French Poodle puppy Eve at the dog shows. Her ex-fiancé wants to get back together with her but she¿s holding back, not sure if she can forgive him for walking out on her when she needed him most.

Her life turns complicated when she agrees to watch Dax, a little Dachshund puppy, who is the rope in a custodial tug of war. Meanwhile Mel¿s ex-husband Bob is forging a relationship with their son and has a brand new girlfriend in his life. Things really begin to go crazy for Mel when doors she closed are reopened. When she returns home, her wallet and Dax turn up missing and the phone rings all night long. Sam wants to be there for her, but she rejects his overtures, determined to go it alone even if it kills her.

HOT DOG is the latest and best in the Melanie Travis mystery series to date. This book is as much a family and relationship drama as it is a mystery and for the first time the audience sees the protagonist as something less than a super win. Laurien Berenson has written a real treat for the human as well as the canine persuasion.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
Laurien Berenson's latest 'Hot Dog' is the best one yet, she keeps getting better and better. She knows the dogshow community very well and I phrase her in writing about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like agatha christie with a canine theme! Pure joy to read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I claim the FIRST on this book because nobody else claimed it. Signed DogWood PS Find me in the Minecraft rsults
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can anybody tell me if the dog dies? Cuz if so i dont want it. At all. Ever. ~bp85
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful book in this series. It is hard to put these books down! The author is able to draw you into the story with her excellent writing skill. This book has a spellbinding ending. The characters are well developed and interesting. All in all, I spend very enjoyable time each day reading the books from this series.
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