A Pedigree to Die For (Melanie Travis Series #1)

A Pedigree to Die For (Melanie Travis Series #1)

by Laurien Berenson

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Overview

Win, Place. . .Or Die.

The apparent heart attack that killed kennel owner Max Turnbull has left seven pups in mourning, and his wife Peg suspecting foul play. But the only evidence is their missing prize pooch--a pedigreed poodle named Beau.

Enter Melanie Travis. With her young son happily ensconced in day damp, the thirty-something teacher and single mother is talked into investigating her uncle's death--unofficially, of course. Posing as a poodle breeder in search of the perfect stud, Melanie hounds Connecticut's elite canine competitions, and finds an ally in fellow breeder Sam Driver. But her affection cools when she's put on the scent of Sam's questionable past. . .and hot on the trail of a poodle-hating neighbor and one elusive murderer who isn't ready to come to heel.

For, as Melanie soon discovers, in a championship dog-eat-dog world, the instinct for survival, and winning, can prove fatal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758246332
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 08/01/2004
Series: Melanie Travis Series , #1
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 294,386
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Laurien Berenson is author of the delightful Melanie Travis canine cozy mystery series, including Jingle Bell Bark and Best in Show. She has a degree in psychology from Vassar College and has been married for almost twenty-five years. She lives in Georgia with her husband, her son, six dogs, and two Welsh ponies.

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Pedigree to Die For 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 91 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the first book on the nook and absolutely LOVED it. I couldnt find the second book on the nook but i found mrs Laurien's email address so i emailed her asking why not really expecting an answer but she replied back with her concerns and said she would email me back soon. The next day i got an answer from her. I am so excited about finishing this series. They are clean entertaining books. Great books!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great all the characters and events were great it will keep you reading till the very end. Anybody who has every read Lauren Berenson books will love this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very entertaining
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this author and this series read several of them and this one didn't disappoint.
Pitollie More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. As a bonus I learned a lot about poodles. This is a cute mystery where a niece assists her hoot of an aunt in figuring out where a missing dog has gone. The niece takes off to dog shows, often with her small child in tow. It is a quick and easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice little mystery with a bit of a romance tossed in. Well written and well edited with likeable characters. If you are an animal lover - especially dogs, you'll really enjoy this. I will try the next in the series . 230 pages, no sex, swearing, or violence.
HarlieCA More than 1 year ago
As a dog lover, I really enjoyed the account about the dogs and dog shows. Most of all I enjoyed the mystery, it had several twists and turns. The ending will surprise you, at least it did me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even tho I know nothing about dog breeding & show dogs etc. I found this book to be highly entertalning & will keep your interest throughout
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Good mystery and loved the insight into the dog show world!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Tirzah on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The first, and one of the best, in an enjoyable series. People who enjoy dogs, mysteries, family dynamics, or all three elements, should find the book a good read. There's a hint of romance, and a well-handled undercurrent of humor. The heroine, single mother Melanie Travis' introduction to the (in this case) cutthroat world of dog breeding and showing is wonderfully and credibly writtten.
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It just seemed to drag on and not come to an end within a good amount of time.
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Hooked
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Didn't enjoy this book. I know nothing about show dogs and this book didn't make me want to learn more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
White I enjoyed this book and the characters and learned a lot about dog shows, judging and breeds, I found it tedious at the same time. Found myself skipping some of the more involved explanations and wanting the action to step up. Would certainly recommend as a fun read but not sure if I will look for more in the series.
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Fun read.