A Pedigree to Die for

A Pedigree to Die for

A Melanie Travis Mystery

eBook - 1995
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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.
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, 1995.
ISBN: 9780806536514
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Aug 12, 2017

I'm a dog lover and an especial sucker for a good mystery. Yeahaw I struck the jackpot with Laurien Berenson's first Melanie Travis Series mystery A Pedigree to Die For. A school teacher on summer break and single mom Melanie gets reeled into the world of Dog Shows when her Aunt Peg, recently widowed and owner of a respectable kennel with a lot of wins and trophies calls her for help to find her missing Champion Black Standard Poodle "Beau". The mystery is chock full of suspense, interesting info of how Dog Shows operate, a little mild romance and a nail biting climax with a shocking twist that'll totally surprise you. It sure did to me. Read it...it's available in book and e-book.

Oh yes and did I tell you is was an Overdrive Big Read Selection? Deservedly so.

Jul 04, 2014

Serendipity would have to be responsible for my reading two books on show dogs in less than a week. This one, however, was more interesting than the last - not because I'd suddenly become a dog lover or got into dog shows but because this book had an interesting story too.
Melanie's aunt calls her urgently with a request for help. Melanie acquiesces and soon finds herself enmeshed in the dog-eat-dog world of dog shows! She takes us along an unexpected journey to a surprising conclusion. This is the first in a series and certainly I would recommend it.


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