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The Resource Best in show : a Melanie Travis mystery, Laurien Berenson

Best in show : a Melanie Travis mystery, Laurien Berenson

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Best in show : a Melanie Travis mystery
Title
Best in show
Title remainder
a Melanie Travis mystery
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Laurien Berenson
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Language
eng
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Review
  • Berenson takes her latest--and best--Melanie Travis tale on the road and into the ring: the entire story takes place at the Poodle Club of America’s dog show. With her seven-year old son, Davey, staying with his dad for the week, Melanie hops in the car with her puppy, Eve, forsaking Connecticut to head for Maryland and poodle-lovers’ paradise. Familiar characters joining her are the always-demanding Aunt Peg and Bertie, the currently pregnant wife of Melanie’s brother. The preshow high jinks are interrupted, however, when an elderly spinster turns up murdered. Melanie investigates, of course, and the offbeat dog owners and trainers make for a fertile field of suspects. Not nearly as farcical as the movie by the same name, the novel offers an affectionate and realistic portrait of the dog-show world. A pleasant mystery and a loving tribute to poodles. Fetching in every way. -- Jenny McLarin (BookList, September 1, 2003, p67)
  • This is Agatha and Macavity nominee Berenson's 10th charming canine cozy (after 2002's Hot Dog ) to feature Melanie Travis, the poodle breeder and devoted "mom" to black Standards Faith and Eve. Melanie leaves her seven-year-old son, Davey, and dog, Faith, with her ex-husband while she travels with Eve to the Poodle Club of America National Specialty dog show in Maryland. Melanie's Aunt Peg, who runs the show, directs her to work with two eccentric sisters from Georgia who look alike, dress alike and finish each other's sentences "like a pair of bickering bookends." When one of them falls on a hotel porch and is fatally injured, it looks like an accident—at first. For all the engaging human characters, including dog handlers, breeders, show officials, trimmers and owners, the dogs, in all sizes, colors and ages, provide the most fun. Carried along by crisp dialogue, the story occasionally bogs down in "doggy" details, but even the uninitiated should find these interesting and informative. The arrival of Melanie's "almost fiancé" at the end will leave readers hoping that the two will set up dog breeding together by the next book. (Sept. 2) Forecast: With 15 champions to her credit, the author breeds and exhibits Standard and Miniature poodles, doing her own grooming, trimming and handling. Confusion with the 2000 film comedy of the same title can't hurt. --Staff (Reviewed August 18, 2003) (Publishers Weekly, vol 250, issue 33, p61)
  • While attending an all-important poodle show, breeder Melanie (Hot Dog ) becomes involved in yet another murder mystery. This time, someone kills the winning dog's owner, so Melanie begins sleuthing. A dependable author for fans of pooch-oriented mysteries. --Rex Klett (Reviewed September 1, 2003) (Library Journal, vol 128, issue 14, p214)
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Berenson, Laurien
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552 .E6963
LC item number
B47 2003b
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Melanie Travis mysteries
Series volume
0010
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  • Travis, Melanie (Fictitious character)
  • Women private investigators
  • Women dog owners
  • Standard poodle
  • Dog shows
  • Dogs
  • Maryland
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a Melanie Travis mystery
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Best in show : a Melanie Travis mystery, Laurien Berenson
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Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
276 p.
Isbn
9781575667836
Lccn
2003103717
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  • (Sirsi) i9781575667836
  • (OCoLC)52871274
Label
Best in show : a Melanie Travis mystery, Laurien Berenson
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
276 p.
Isbn
9781575667836
Lccn
2003103717
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781575667836
  • (OCoLC)52871274

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