Books in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series

Howloween Murder
Twenty-sixth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
As the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, counts down to a spooky celebration on October 31st, a horrifying murder leaves Melanie Travis pawing for clues in a hair-raising game of trick-or-treat…

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Game of Dog Bones
Twenty-fifth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
Standard Poodle owner Melanie Travis is an excellent judge of dogs—and people. But what happens when an unnamed killer emerges at one of the fiercest all-breed competitions ever?

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Here Comes Santa Paws
Twenty-fourth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Connecticut, but Melanie Travis finds surviving this December may take a real Christmas miracle when a yuletide murderer comes to town…

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Bite Club
Twenty-third in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
Melanie Travis’s new book club caters to readers craving fiction—with bite! But when a real-life murder case bares its fangs, she’ll need to swap dog-eared novels for a lengthy suspect list…

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Ruff Justice
Twenty-second in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
As owner of prize-winning Poodles, Melanie Travis knows how to handle fierce competition. But when a conformation show turns deadly, it’ll take every trick in the book to outsmart a murderer who refuses to lose…

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Wagging Through the Snow
Twenty-first in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
Available in hardcover and ebookComing in Paperback 9/25/18
“Melanie Travis needs a little peace from her busy life this Christmas. But the usual holiday hubbub is a joy compared to the killer surprise she finds tucked underneath the tree… With a demanding teaching job at Connecticut’s elite Howard Academy and ...

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Murder at the Puppy Fest
Twentieth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
Available in Paperback coming May 29, 2018
Frolicking with dogs is Melanie Travis’s idea of heaven. So when she’s invited to be a “puppy wrangler” at a benefit for a local dog rescue the last thing she expects is to be chasing after a tricky killer…
As a busy mom and Standard Poodle ...

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Live and Let Growl
Nineteenth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
When her Aunt Peg lands a gig as judge at a Kentucky dog show, Melanie Travis welcomes the opportunity for a road trip. Too bad a killer has planned a deadly detour…

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The Bark Before Christmas
Eighteenth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
Melanie Travis has her hands full with her two young sons, a part-time job, and a half dozen Poodles to her name. But even with the busy holiday season approaching, she still has time to sniff out a Christmastime killer…

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A Christmas Howl
The prequel (short story) to the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
Ever wonder what Melanie and Aunt Peg were up to before solving murders? Let’s step back in time, when college-aged Melanie and her indomitable Aunt Peg were little more than strangers…

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Death of a Dog Whisperer
Seventeenth in the Melanie Travis series – Death of a Dog Whisperer!
Between her boisterous sons and a houseful of Poodles, there’s never a dull moment for Melanie Travis. But no matter how hectic life gets, she can always pick up the scent of a howling good mystery–and she’ll stop at nothing to dig up the ...

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Gone With the Woof
Sixteenth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
After a short break from crime solving, stay-at-home mom Melanie Travis has not become boring–no matter what her alarmingly opinionated Aunt Peg says. She still has the nose for sniffing up a good mystery, especially when it involves the life of a legendary dog breeder…

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Doggie Day Care Murder
Fifteenth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
“Pine Ridge Canine Care Center: a place where pampered pooches go to kick back, get primped, and watch a little TV in luxurious accommodations. To Melanie Travis it all seems a bit much–and a most unlikely setting for murder. But when the day care center’s co-owner turns up dead ...

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Hounded to Death
Fourteenth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
Melanie Travis thought her visit to a rustic Pocono Mountains resort would offer some well-earned relaxation even though it meant leaving her family and her beloved Poodle Faith behind. That was before she discovered the corpse in the inn’s secluded hot tub. Now, she’s sniffing out the trail of ...

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Chow Down
Thirteenth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
When she receives the letter from the Champions Dog Food Company informing her that Faith has been selected as a finalist in the “All Dogs Are Champions” contest, Melanie is mystifyed–until she discovers that it was Davey who entered Faith in the contest. Since he also signed the entry ...

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Raining Cats and Dogs
Twelfth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
Melanie’s house was never meant to hold two adults, one active eight-year-old boy and five Standard Poodles. Moving into a bigger place is right at the top of her to-do list…along with adjusting to married life, tutoring her challenging students and keeping a watchful eye on their beautiful new ...

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Jingle Bell Bark
Eleventh in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
Between teaching, mothering, and prepping her Poodle for the next show, Melanie Travis barely has time to pencil in some Christmas festivities. Especially since she finds herself making a list of suspects–and checking it twice–when murder comes home for the holidays…

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Best in Show
Tenth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
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…

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Hot Dog
Ninth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
“When it comes to Melanie’s love life, feast or famine is apparently the order of the day. First, there’s ex-husband, Bob, who having been bumped to purely platonic status, seems intent on over compensating by presenting their son Davey with a pony. Then there’s former fiance Sam. He’s finally ...

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Once Bitten
Eighth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
With her former fiancé off finding himself and their wedding plans kaput, Melanie Travis figures the only ring she’ll be seeing in the near future is one where she’s showing her prized poodles. But at least somebody still believes in happily ever after: her brother Frank is about to ...

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Unleashed
Seventh in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
Summer means two things to Melanie Travis: a break from her teaching duties at Connecticut’s elite Howard Academy and a chance to plane the perfect wedding to her fiancé, Sam. She certainly doesn’t need the unwelcome arrival of a dinner invitation “peace offering” from Sam’s ex-wife, Sheila Vaughn.

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Hush Puppy
Sixth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
HUSH PUPPY Delicious wit, tantalizing suspense, and an engaging cast of characters have made Laurien Berenson’s mysteries, from A PEDIGREE TO DIE FOR to WATCHDOG, enormously popular. Now in HUSH PUPPY, Berenson turns up the suspense and raises the stakes to create her most intriguing novel ever as suburban ...

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Watchdog
Fifth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
It’s autumn in Connecticut. Melanie Travis has just started a new job, and with the added excitement of showing her standard poodle, Faith, in the fall shows, the last thing she wants is to become embroiled in yet another of her brother Frank’s moneymaking schemes. His current brainstorm — ...

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Hair of the Dog
Fourth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
The dog days of summer have just begun, and Melanie Travis is looking forward to savoring each lazy afternoon. School’s out, her son’s at camp, even her rambunctious Standard Poodle is taking a break from the show ring. And where better to enjoy herself than at her Aunt Peg’s ...

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Dog Eat Dog
Third in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
Melanie Travis — teacher, single parent, and proud owner of Faith, a rambunctious Standard Poodle pup — just can’t escape teh chic show circuits of Fairfield County dog fanciers. Now, Laurien Berenson sends her irrepressible heroine on a third irresistible outing into the inner circles of an elite Connecticut ...

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Underdog
Second in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
Melanie Travis is back. Now, the Connecticut teacher and single mother returns to elite canine circles, this time as the owner and handler of her own pedigreed poodle — and uncovers a killer lurking among the dogged handlers and their prize-winning pets.

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A Pedigree to Die For
First in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series
Melanie’ Travis’s life is going to the dogs. With school out for the summer, a stint as a camp counselor falling through, and her sometime boyfriend dumping her for a Las Vegas chorus girl, the thirty-something Connecticut teacher and single mother figures that things can’t get any worse.

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