Pup Fiction


Twenty-seventh in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series

Available in hardcover and ebook on June 2021

With a new litter of Standard Poodles on the way, it’s shaping up to be a vibrant July in Greenwich, Connecticut, for Melanie Travis. Too bad there’s a killer in town who would love to drain the life out of her summer...

Game of Dog Bones


Twenty-fifth in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series

Available in hardcover and ebook on June 30, 2020

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?...

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...

Bite Club


Twenty-third in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series

Available in hardcover and ebook on June 25, 2019

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...

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…

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 form that legally prohibits contestants from withdrawing, Melanie and Faith swallow their pride, tweak their topknots, and enter the ring.

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…

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 truth…

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…

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 in his office, that’s just what she finds…

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 a killer as frightened guests and the police howl for swift justice.

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 neighbor, whose absent husband is nearly as worrisome as her seven wandering cats.

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…

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…