A Pedigree to Die for

A Pedigree to Die for

A Melanie Travis Mystery

eBook - 1995
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Schoolteacher Melanie Travis turns PI to find a prized poodle that went missing after its owner died of an apparent heart attack while working in the kennel. In the course of the probe she comes across romance, murder and a great deal of dog lore, including breeding, handling, showing and judging. A first novel.
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, c1995
ISBN: 0806536519 (electronic bk.)
9780806536514 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK M BERENSON
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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seen2much2
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.

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writermala
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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