Hot Dog (Melanie Travis Series #9) [NOOK Book]

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In an effort to escape tail-chasing males--namely her ex-husband Bob and boyfriend Sam--Melanie Travis opts to track down the elusive owner of Dox, an adorable Dachshund who's about to be put on the block at a charity auction. But the more Melanie discovers about the pup's background, the messier the case gets. It seems Dox is part of a divorced couple's emotional tug-o-war. . .

As if tiptoeing through the minefield of a broken marriage isn't nerve-wracking enough, there's also ...

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Hot Dog (Melanie Travis Series #9)

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Overview

In an effort to escape tail-chasing males--namely her ex-husband Bob and boyfriend Sam--Melanie Travis opts to track down the elusive owner of Dox, an adorable Dachshund who's about to be put on the block at a charity auction. But the more Melanie discovers about the pup's background, the messier the case gets. It seems Dox is part of a divorced couple's emotional tug-o-war. . .

As if tiptoeing through the minefield of a broken marriage isn't nerve-wracking enough, there's also Melanie's stalker--or stalkers--to deal with. The obvious pair is a pesky local TV crew who figure Melanie's nose for trouble will lead them to the next Big Story. But what's truly frightening is the presence of someone far more sinister. Someone who's gotten into Melanie's house at night, and stolen her wallet. Someone who's dognapped Dox. With doggy abduction and her son's safety on her mind, Melanie's determination grows. Soon, it looks like her life may be the next thing up for auction. . .

Praise For Laurien Berenson's Melanie Travis Mysteries!

"Laurien Berenson just keeps getting better and better."--Harlan Coben

"Fetching in every way."--Booklist

"Plenty of twists and turns for a tight, suspenseful package." --Publishers Weekly

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In the ninth installment of this beloved cozy series featuring teacher, prize-winning poodle owner and amateur sleuth Melanie Travis (Once Bitten, etc.), a young journalist hopes Melanie's penchant for stumbling over dead bodies will lead her to a career-making story. But as Melanie tells the woman, at this point her life is pretty dull dull, that is, if you discount her tangled personal life. Melanie's ex-fianc , who left for six months to find himself, has just returned; her ex-husband has a new 20-something girlfriend and has moved into town to reconnect with his seven-year-old son; and she's involved in a divorced couple's battle over a Dachshund puppy, Dox. When strange things begin to happen her wallet goes missing, she returns home one night to find all the lights on, an unidentified caller phones at all hours of the night, someone steals Dox Melanie begins to believe the next murder investigation might be her own. As in previous books, Berenson's insights and knowledge of the world of show dogs are a must for anyone who wants to know what it takes to get to the Westminster Dog Show. Melanie's poodles are as lovable and real as the story's human characters, while committed fans will enjoy following the progress of Melanie's relationships, some of which she actually resolves. A catchy title, an alluring dust jacket and the author's solid reputation should attract new readers as well. (Sept. 3) FYI: An Agatha and Macavity nominee, Berenson is the four-time winner of the Maxwell Award for Fiction, given by the Dog Writers Association of America. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
This new addition to the series (Once Bitten) surrounds heroine Melanie with an attention-starved ex-husband and ex-fianc , two media stalkers, and a dachshund puppy that's become the focus of someone else's marital battle. In addition, she must contend with house break-ins, a dog-napping, and worse. Sure to be in demand. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758289056
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/6/2013
  • Series: A Melanie Travis Mystery , #9
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 63,688
  • File size: 780 KB

Meet the Author

Laurien Berenson is author of the delightful Melanie Travis canine cozy mystery series, including Jingle Bell Bark and Best in Show. She has a degree in psychology from Vassar College and has been married for almost twenty-five years. She lives in Georgia with her husband, her son, six dogs, and two Welsh ponies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2003

    Laurien Berenson has done it again

    Laurien Berenson's latest 'Hot Dog' is the best one yet, she keeps getting better and better. She knows the dogshow community very well and I phrase her in writing about it.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    best Melanie Travis mystery yet

    Melanie Travis lives a fulfilling life working, as a special needs tutor in Greenwich, Connecticut. She also gets immense pleasure out of showing her standard French Poodle puppy Eve at the dog shows. Her ex-fiancé wants to get back together with her but she¿s holding back, not sure if she can forgive him for walking out on her when she needed him most. <P>Her life turns complicated when she agrees to watch Dax, a little Dachshund puppy, who is the rope in a custodial tug of war. Meanwhile Mel¿s ex-husband Bob is forging a relationship with their son and has a brand new girlfriend in his life. Things really begin to go crazy for Mel when doors she closed are reopened. When she returns home, her wallet and Dax turn up missing and the phone rings all night long. Sam wants to be there for her, but she rejects his overtures, determined to go it alone even if it kills her. <P>HOT DOG is the latest and best in the Melanie Travis mystery series to date. This book is as much a family and relationship drama as it is a mystery and for the first time the audience sees the protagonist as something less than a super win. Laurien Berenson has written a real treat for the human as well as the canine persuasion. <P>Harriet Klausner

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    Posted November 17, 2008

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