Ruff Justice

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Twenty-second in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series

Available in hardcover and ebook
Paperback available 5/28/2019

With the excitement of the spring dog show season sweeping Connecticut, Melanie is determined to help her son finally lead his Standard Poodle toward a championship title. Aunt Peg even skips the judging panel to exhibit a pup of her own, and she’s set on standing out from the pack with a handmade leash from Jasmine Crane, a talented canine portrait artist who also crafts stunning accessories for discriminating show-goers. Jasmine’s handiwork is to die for—but Aunt Peg didn’t expect to discover the woman murdered behind the concession booth, strangled by one of her dazzling custom creations…

Another shockwave ripples through the close-knit show community when Amanda, Aunt Peg’s longtime dog sitter and a renter on Jasmine’s property, ominously vanishes that same day. While nosing around for clues, Melanie suspects a dangerous connection between Amanda’s disappearance and the homicide case—a hunch that grows as her investigation reveals sketchy secrets about the late artist. Juggling a demanding teaching job, the pressures of the show ring, and a daunting suspect list, Melanie finds herself entangled in a mindboggling murder mystery… and hot on the trail of a desperate killer…

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"For pet fans who thrive on dog show lore, Berenson’s brand is always best in show."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Entertaining…dog lovers are well served by Berenson’s sweet series."
--Publishers Weekly

"Dog lovers will relish not only the dogs themselves, but also the details about dog shows, which are seamlessly woven through the tale. Melanie’s close family relationships add to the atmosphere of this engaging cozy."

"We didn’t want to put this book down!"
--Modern Dog Magazine

"It’s a perfect time to snuggle with your dog and read Laurien Berenson’s latest Melanie Travis Canine Mystery."
--Dogster Magazine