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by Laurien Berenson

eBook A Pedigree To Die For download ISBN: 1575663740
Author: Laurien Berenson
Publisher: Kensington; English Language edition (June 1, 1998)
Language: English
ePub: 1895 kb
Fb2: 1386 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery

She and her husband live on a farm in Kentucky surrounded by dogs and horses.

Or Die. The apparent heart attack that killed kennel owner Max Turnbull has left seven pups in mourning, and his wife Peg suspecting foul play. But the only evidence is their missing prize pooch-a pedigreed poodle named Beau. But her affection cools when she's put on the scent of Sam's questionable past. and hot on the trail of a poodle-hating neighbor and one elusive murderer who isn't ready to come to heel.

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Aunt Peg had the front door open before we’d even had time to get out of the car. What happened?. I cried as she came down the steps. I’m fine, just a little shaken. of Poodles shot past her. By now Davey was used to them. He giggled with delight, found a tennis ball in the yard, and gave it a toss. Bedlam ensued as each of the six Poodles decided it belonged to her. Come inside, said Aunt Peg. Let’s get Davey settled, and then I’ll tell you everything. In the kitchen, I saw she’d laid in some supplies. She’d fixed a peanut butter.

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A Pedigree to Die For: A Melanie Travis Mystery. Book in the Melanie Travis Series). Believing that her life could not get any worse after a disastrous summer culminates in her uncle's death, single mother and teacher Melanie Travis discovers that she is in for more trouble when the disappearance of her uncle's prized poodle leads her on the trail of a killer.

Melanie Travis is back - after her first run through the competitive dog show world in A Pedigree to Die For. 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. Welcome to Gray City. The free online library containing 450000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Wagging through the snow. Murder at the puppy fest.

Laurien Berenson writes the Melanie Travis Canine Mysteries. Peg Turnbull first appeared in A Pedigree To Die For and one of the best ways to learn about a person is by asking questions, so let’s get to know Aunt Peg. What is your name? Margaret Wentworth Tu.

This first mystery in a classy new series features Melanie Travis, a 30-something Connecticut teacher and single mom with an unerring nose for detection. When Melanie's Uncle Max is found dead on the floor of his championship kennel, Melanie investigates. And suddenly she finds herself on a long leash of intrigue and greed.
Comments: (7)
happy light
This is the first book in the Melanie Travis mystery series, and I've enjoyed all of them. I'm waiting patiently for the next book to appear. When I first heard of Ms. Berenson's books, I had to ask friends for advice. I'm a dog show person, and I've been burned by books purporting to have real events from dog shows accurately portrayed in them. But Ms. Berenson's books proved to be a bright light in the dog show world and hilarious with her novice introduction to the dog show scene along with breeding, stud dogs, and of course the inevitable Grande Dame of Dog Shows in her Aunt Peg. Mix in a possible murder along with a kidnapped Standard Poodle, and you'll have the time of your life. Granted, most people aren't that familiar with conformation dog shows, but again Ms. Berenson uses Melanie's inexperience to walk you through. I have Irish Setters which do not require the amount of grooming and upkeep involved with a Standard Poodle. My respect for Standard Poodle people has grown considerably since reading Ms. Berenson's books. The only thing that makes the Irish Setter and the Standard Poodle similar is that they are both bird dogs, and both are highly intelligent with a great sense of humor. After this first book, Ms. Berenson will introduce you to other breeds, but she keeps her beloved Standards as the backbone of her stories. Well done, Ms. Berenson!
..., but what an interesting family!

The protagonist, Melanie, is a young single mom of a four year old boy, barely making it on a teacher's salary, and wondering how she'll get through the summer recess without a paycheck. Then her uncle dies, and his champion standard poodle, Beau, goes missing.

Melanie finds an on-call position at her son's day camp, and gets pressured into helping her aunt find Beau, who has been stolen, claims the aunt. Meanwhile, another aunt renounces her vows and leaves the convent to marry a soon-to-be former priest.

Melanie spends the summer searching for Beau, learning about dog breeding and dog shows, and trying to keep her son, and herself, out of too much trouble.

Promising start to a new series. Recommended.
When I subscribed to eBub, I bought books based solely on the description without checking the reviews. I now have more books than I can read. In addition, some of the books are not great. So I have been reading the first four to five chapters and then deciding if I am going to continue, something that would have been heresy ten years ago.

I started this book and was not impressed by the first three chapters. However, the next few chapters hooked me into the story. There are a myriad of characters, which sometimes makes it hard to keep track of everyone. Nevertheless, the plot is intriguing. One cannot guess the ending at all. The ending is a teensy bit disappointing, but it wraps everything up satisfactorily. The main characters are well developed and one becomes invested in them. I really like Melanie. I am reserving judgment on Aunt Peg. I ended up liking the book and wouldn't mind reading the next book, especially since the preview really leaves me wanting to know what happened next. However, given my meager finances, I am not sure that I will spend the nearly $6 it costs. . . . but, then again, maybe I will.
This book got me going on the series. The series would be considered "cozy" and sometimes I like the mystery without the cruelty. The main interest for me became the information about dogs,dog breeds,dog owners and people who breed and show dogs. So I bought the entire series and am lovin' it. I never new what showing Standard Poodles entailed. You will come away informed and will want to explore the world of dogs.
This story has something for everyone; those who love a good mystery, a puzzle, family or animals. It has a tiff between a women Peg and her sister-in-law, Sister rose over an inheritance and an ongoing problem with the neighbor over the poodles that Peg and her husband are raising. The story starts when Max Rose’s husband is murdered and their prize poodle Beau is stolen. Peg contacts her niece Melanie to help her find the stolen dog. Who could be the culprit Sister Rose who is badly in need of money, the neighbors to try and put an end to the dogs barking, another breeder who is interested in have a stud dog that is the magnitude of Beau or someone else. The story was interesting to me because I could relate to Mel’s four year old son, especially the part that Davey was able to get his mom to let him have a frog that he had captured at the pond as his pet and the fact that he loved chicken nuggets and chocolate shakes, it reminded me of my motherhood days. If you are an animal lover or just plain interested in a good mystery this book is for you.
Melanie is a teacher in the summer, with a small son, and a bunch of crazy family members. Her uncle, a dog breeder and shower, dies and a valuable dog is stolen. Melanie agrees to help her aunt find the dog by going to dog shows undercover pretending she would need a stud. She meets other breeders and show people. I liked the characters, but the story is just ok. The story is boring in places and drags on in places where I thought it should have quick and breezed through things that it should have been quicker.
I really enjoyed this book and have ordered the second in the series. Lots of information about the world of dog shows and judging along with some interesting characters wrapped around a mystery.