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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2002


    I totally recommend this book to anyone who loves dogs and mysteries. It's a very good book. Very well written.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Wonderful Book! I am reading the whole series.

    This is another well written mystery by Lauren Berenson. I liked "Best in Show" so much that I started at the beginning of the series. Each book is a wonderful mystery for dog lovers. Once you start reading one of the books, you look so forward to reading time each day. There is much to learn from the author about what is involved in showing and breeding dogs. It is easy to get involved with Melanie Travis's life and the people who surround her. The characters come alive and become endearing as you read through the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Enertaining amateur sleuth

    <P>Melanie teaches at the elite Howard Academy in Connecticut, but her soul lies with showing and breeding her standard French Poodle Faith. Her fiancé Sam, also a breeder and shower, loves Melanie¿s son Davey as if he is his own child. The only problem interfering with an idyllic existence is Sam¿s ex-wife Sheila Vaughn who just moved into the area and is someone that Melanie did not previously knew existed. To prove to herself that she is not jealous, Melanie accepts an invitation accompanied by Sam, for dinner at Sheila¿s house. However, Melanie is unprepared for Sam¿s jealous reaction to Melanie¿s houseguest Brian Endicott, her former lover and his former best friend. <P>Before Melanie can voice her concerns about Sam¿s former wife, Shelia is killed. Sam seems to withdraw from everyone, but asks Melanie to investigate since she has had success in solving homicides in the past. Melanie worries about Sam¿s appeal for her assistance because he always hated her involvement due to the danger to her. Deciding to make inquiries as a means to reach Sam, Melanie begins sleuthing, only to find someone will kill to keep the truth hidden. <P> Melanie shows she is a complete human being as she feels some guilt over Shelia¿s death yet also some relief that her rival (real or imagined) is no longer a contender. She relives her shame and tries to assuage some of Sam¿s anguish; Melanie investigates the murder very thoroughly. Though readers know the perpetrator early on in UNLEASHED, Laurien Berenson¿s amateur sleuth tale works because of Melanie¿ so human actions and reactions. <P>Harriet Klausner

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