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Hot dog : a Melanie Travis mystery
Berenson, Laurien.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
277 pages ; 22 cm
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Central Library X Adult Fiction Popular Materials-Mystery
Boston Free Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Clarence Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Collins Library X Adult Fiction Open Shelf
Lancaster Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Marilla Free Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Orchard Park Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Anna M. Reinstein Library X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense

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The ninth installment of Berenson's clever mystery series finds prize-winning poodle owner Melanie Travis on the trail of a missing dachshund while trying to figure out who is stalking her.

Author Notes

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.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

In the ninth installment of this beloved cozy series featuring teacher, prize-winning poodle owner and amateur sleuth Melanie Travis (Once Bitten, etc.), a young journalist hopes Melanie's penchant for stumbling over dead bodies will lead her to a career-making story. But as Melanie tells the woman, at this point her life is pretty dull dull, that is, if you discount her tangled personal life. Melanie's ex-fianc, who left for six months to find himself, has just returned; her ex-husband has a new 20-something girlfriend and has moved into town to reconnect with his seven-year-old son; and she's involved in a divorced couple's battle over a Dachshund puppy, Dox. When strange things begin to happen her wallet goes missing, she returns home one night to find all the lights on, an unidentified caller phones at all hours of the night, someone steals Dox Melanie begins to believe the next murder investigation might be her own. As in previous books, Berenson's insights and knowledge of the world of show dogs are a must for anyone who wants to know what it takes to get to the Westminster Dog Show. Melanie's poodles are as lovable and real as the story's human characters, while committed fans will enjoy following the progress of Melanie's relationships, some of which she actually resolves. A catchy title, an alluring dust jacket and the author's solid reputation should attract new readers as well. (Sept. 3) FYI: An Agatha and Macavity nominee, Berenson is the four-time winner of the Maxwell Award for Fiction, given by the Dog Writers Association of America. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

This new addition to the series (Once Bitten) surrounds heroine Melanie with an attention-starved ex-husband and ex-fianc, two media stalkers, and a dachshund puppy that's become the focus of someone else's marital battle. In addition, she must contend with house break-ins, a dog-napping, and worse. Sure to be in demand. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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