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Best in Show by Laurien Berenson

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Also by Laurien Berenson:

Hush Puppy, December 2019
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Here Comes Santa Paws, October 2019
Hardcover
Bite Club, July 2019
Hardcover
Ruff Justice, June 2019
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Doggie Day Care Murder, March 2019
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Best in Show, November 2018
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Wagging through the Snow, October 2018
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Ruff Justice, July 2018
Hardcover
Wagging through the Snow, October 2017
Hardcover
Unleashed, September 2017
Mass Market Paperback
Murder at the Puppy Fest, July 2017
e-Book
Live and Let Growl, June 2017
Mass Market Paperback
Live and Let Growl, August 2016
Hardcover
The Bark Before Christmas, October 2015
Hardcover
Death Of A Dog Whisperer, September 2014
Hardcover
Gone With the Woof, September 2013
Hardcover
Doggie Day Care Murder, August 2009
Paperback
Hounded To Death, August 2008
Paperback
Chow Down, September 2006
Hardcover
Raining Cats And Dogs, August 2006
Paperback (reprint)
Watchdog, July 2006
Paperback (reprint)
Hair of the Dog, May 2006
Paperback (reprint)
Dog Eat Dog, March 2006
Paperback (reprint)
Jingle Bell Bark, October 2005
Paperback (reprint)
A Pedigree to Die For, August 2004
Paperback (reprint)
Best in Show, August 2004
Paperback (reprint)
Hot Dog, August 2003
Paperback (reprint)
Once Bitten, August 2002
Paperback (reprint)
Underdog, June 2002
Paperback (reprint)
Unleashed, August 2001
Paperback (reprint)
Hush Puppy, September 2000
Paperback

Best in Show
Laurien Berenson

Melanie Travis Series, #10
Kensington
August 2004
Featuring: Melanie Travis
304 pages
ISBN: 1575667843
Paperback (reprint)
$6.50
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Mystery Woman Sleuth | Mystery Pet Lovers

Murder’s on the ticket when intrepid poodle breeder Melanie Travis travels to Maryland for a world-famous dog show where the competition isn’t the only thing that’s cutthroat....

There are dog shows. And then there’s the PCA: The Poodle Club of America National Specialty Dog Show. For poodle purists, it’s the pinnacle of the show season, drawing thousands of competitors and spectators from all over the world. And though she has her own Standard poodle puppy, Eve, to show, Melanie gets leashed into helping out on the raffle committee by her formidable aunt. Selling tickets and sprucing Eve up for competition won’t leave much time for Melanie to spend with her almost-fiancé Sam on their first trip together without their usual chaperone, Melanie’s seven-year-old son, Davey.

Once in Maryland, Melanie is put to work selling raffle tickets by the co-chairs of the raffle committee, Betty Jean and Edith Jean Boone. Sixty-ish steel magnolias from the South, the reclusive sisters make few appearances. But this year, they have a silver Toy puppy that has already caused quite a buzz on the show circuit.

Even though the poodles remain well behaved, it’s their owners and handlers who start acting up. And then murder takes center stage. Betty Jean is found dead at the host hotel. But this is the PCA -- and the show must go on. As Edith Jean staunchly resumes her raffle duties, Melanie instinctively starts searching for clues, and comes up with a compelling cast of suspects: a rival owner whose bite may be just as bad as his bark, a handler with a nasty reputation, and a possibly fraudulent pet psychic.

With all the attention riveted on the ring, someone out in the crowd is about to get away with murder. Scraps of conversations and suspicious goings-on have Melanie looking for a suspect—and getting ever closer to the killer. Soon she’s shocked to discover that in the dog-eat- dog world of showing, a life can be as easily lost as a blue ribbon. And unlike cats, dogs -- and their owners -- have only one to risk....

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