Search Results: "Laurien Berenson"


BOOK REVIEW

CHOW DOWN by Laurien Berenson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2006

"Although there's some question as to who'll become the Champions spokesdog, Melanie's success in solving the murder is never in doubt."
A breeder gets wound up tighter than her poodle's topknot when murder disrupts six pooches' bids to become top dog in a kibble contest. Read full book review >

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UNLEASHED by Laurien Berenson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Strictly run-of-the-puppy-mill."
Life's a bitch for Melanie Travis (Hush Puppy, 1999, etc.), schoolteacher and novice trainer of canine champions. Read full book review >

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HOUNDED TO DEATH by Laurien Berenson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A thin mystery filled with dog lore that canophiles will lap up."
Canine-loving compatriots take a vacation and solve a murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUNDED TO DEATH by Laurien Berenson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A thin mystery filled with dog lore that canophiles will lap up."
Canine-loving compatriots take a vacation and solve a murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOT DOG by Laurien Berenson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Like a poodle with a puppy cut, Berenson's ninth is all fluff."
In the world of Standard Poodle breeding, competition for Best of Opposite Sex is keen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATCHDOG by Laurien Berenson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"The interested canines take a lot of grooming, but at least they don't try to solve the mystery."
Frank Turnbull just can't stay out of scrapes. Read full book review >

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A PEDIGREE TO DIE FOR by Laurien Berenson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Less besotted than Susan Conant's show-dog tales, though the target audience is still clearly dogs and their favorite people."
Seven poodles were in attendance when Melanie Travis's Uncle Max died in his kennel. Read full book review >

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DOG EAT DOG by Laurien Berenson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Only the author's amiable heroine and cozy narrative style might hold the nonenthusiastic reader to the end."
A third outing for Melanie Travis, Connecticut teacher and single parent, presently coping with five-year-old Davey, boyfriend Sam Driver, an ancient Volvo, her bossy, dog-breeder Aunt Peg, and Peg's recent gift—a poodle pup named Faith. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE PUPPY FEST by Laurien Berenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Whatever you think of the mystery, the heroine's interviews of the nine Brody kids, each crazier than the next, are worth the price of admission."
It's mutts vs. purebreds as Melanie Travis (Live and Let Growl, 2016, etc.) investigates the death of a dog-loving philanthropist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAIR OF THE DOG by Laurien Berenson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"All else here is absurdly contrived and unconvincing."
A third time on the Westchester/Connecticut dog-show circuit with Melanie Travis (Dog Eat Dog, 1996, etc.), divorced teacher, mother of five-year-old Davey, and lover of rugged computer designer Sam Driver. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAGGING THROUGH THE SNOW by Laurien Berenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Melanie's adventure in winter wonderland provides a welcome break from her usual tales, which stick doggedly to show-pooch settings."
Connecticut dog breeder Melanie Travis (Murder at the Puppy Fest, 2017, etc.) finds a sleighful of trouble when her brother buys an abandoned Christmas tree farm. Read full book review >

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ONCE BITTEN by Laurien Berenson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Though Melanie neither identifies the forgettable killer nor even figures out why Aunt Peg is acting so suspiciously nice, her Standard Poodle, Faith, takes Winners Bitch, Best of Breed, and Best of Opposite Sex."
The dust jacket says it all: a pair of dogs driving off in a car with a Just Married placard. Read full book review >