Dog Eat Dog [NOOK Book]

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Welcome to an elite Connecticut kennel club where shocking secrets gnaw at the best of the breed and competition has a sharp--and deadly--bite.

As if raising her son Davey, training her rambunctious Poodle Faith for the show ring, and grooming fellow handler Sam Driver for romance aren't enough, Melanie Travis's entrée into the exclusive Belle Haven Kennel Club has been met with a grisly murder. Unfortunately, the only witnesses to the crime ...

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Dog Eat Dog

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Overview

Welcome to an elite Connecticut kennel club where shocking secrets gnaw at the best of the breed and competition has a sharp--and deadly--bite.

As if raising her son Davey, training her rambunctious Poodle Faith for the show ring, and grooming fellow handler Sam Driver for romance aren't enough, Melanie Travis's entrée into the exclusive Belle Haven Kennel Club has been met with a grisly murder. Unfortunately, the only witnesses to the crime were the victim's startled pair of Beagles. And they aren't talking. . .

Melanie hadn't intended to do any serious snooping, what with coping with the unexpected arrival of an ex-husband out to get joint custody of the son he's never known. In need of some serious distraction, she's off to sniff out dangerous secrets. . .only to discover that everyone at Belle Haven has something damning to hide.

As the shocking truth slowly comes to light--and her own domestic drama moves center stage--Melanie finds herself eager to put the bite on a dogged killer who's desperate enough to strike again.

"A story as controlled as a well-behaved dog on a lead." --Publishers Weekly

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In her third adventure (after Underdog) in the rarefied world of dog fanciers in Southern Connecticut, Melanie Travis copes with the unexpected reappearance of her ex-husband, Bob. After almost five years of deadbeat dadhood, Bob has decided to become a responsible parent, and if that's not enough, Melanie's unrelenting aunt Peg is nipping at her heels to join the Belle Haven Kennel Club. Still learning how to groom and show her new dog, a standard poodle named Faith, Melanie finds discovers that kennel club members anything but a well-bred lot. Plying her with pictures of their dogs, they quiz her on her own and align themselves into various camps. When the president announces that some cash and checks are missing, the meeting quickly degenerates into accusation and innuendo. A week later club member Monica Freedman is found murdered in a parking lot. Beginning to dig, Melanie soon unearths a few skeletons, which turn out to be the same ones Monica had uncovered and used to taunt her colleagues, including Aunt Peg. It seems the cream of Connecticut society has dabbled in fraud, animal abuse, alcoholism and deception in the ring. All of this is a romp among puppies compared to Melanie's problems with Bob, who wants to take their son, Davey, back to Texas, to live with him and his 20-year-old fiance. Melanie's easygoing common sense helps her solve both problems in a story as calm and as controlled as a well-behaved dog on a lead. (Nov.)
Library Journal
Single parent, teacher, and dog-show enthusiast Melanie Travis investigates murder at a prestigious Connecticut kennel club. As she uncovers illegal show practices and fake pedigrees, she closes in on the murderer. Lightweight yet involving stuff from the author of Underdog (LJ 1/96).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758289940
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Series: A Melanie Travis Mystery , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 34,294
  • File size: 951 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2001

    Great book!

    This book was a really great read. I read a lot of different types of books and this is a great author.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2014

    Natalie solves more mysteries

    Natalie Travis investigates another mysterious murder. Another excellent story in the series & well worth reading, wether your a dog lover or not. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Awful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Sounds aweful!

    Poor puppies! ( I only put one star because I had to rate it. I wish I could give it none!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2004

    I'M BEING GENEROUS WITH ONE STAR HERE

    This book flat-out sucks! Each character in here is no more than a stupid caricature. The plot is dull and far-fetched and you don't care what happens. A fourth grader could write a more interesting story than this. I DON'T RECOMMEND.

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    Posted November 26, 2012

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