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A mystery from the Agatha Award finalist: "[An] appealing picture of the dog-show world ... Cozy fans who love dogs are in for a treat." - Publishers Weekly Busy mom and pedigree Standard Poodle owner, Melanie Travis doesnt mind helping out at Puppy Fest, an annual fundraiser to benefit a local dog rescue. Considering the venue - Belle Haven mansion, owned by wealthy philanthropist Leo Brody - its shaping up to be the cant-miss charity event of the summer. Unfortunately, when Melanies breeding background lands her in the doghouse with Jane, Leos snappy daughter who runs the rescue, Melanie finds herself simultaneously managing Puppy Fest and the millionaires hopelessly fractious family. But once Puppy Fest kicks off, Leo is nowhere to be found - until Melanie discovers his current mistress crouching over his dead body. According to police, the fathers severe nut allergy went into overdrive after he accidentally consumed a contaminated cookie. However, Libby, one of Leos children and a friend of Melanies Aunt Peg, believes someone deliberately put him down for good ... From a four-time winner of the Maxwell Award from the Dog Writers Association of America, this witty novel is an entertaining read for fans of canines and cozy mysteries. "Its mutts vs. purebreds as Melanie Travis investigates the death of a dog-loving philanthropist ... Worth the price of admission." - Kirkus Reviews "If you like dogs, youll love Laurien Berensons Melanie Travis mysteries!" - Joanne Fluke, New York Times-bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen series

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Laurien Berenson

I can't remember a time when I wasn't writing something. I always wanted to tell stories and I'm incredibly grateful that now there are people who want to read them. I think of the Melanie Travis mystery series as the saga of a woman's life--with complications. And dogs. And love. And lots of laughter. We should all be so lucky.Laurien Berenson is an Agatha and Macavity Award nominee, winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, and a four time winner of the Maxwell Award, presented by the Dog Writers Association of America. She and her husband live on a farm in Kentucky surrounded by dogs and horses. She can be reached at her website: www.laurienberenson.com

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