Jingle Bell Bark (Melanie Travis Series #11)

Jingle Bell Bark (Melanie Travis Series #11)

by Laurien Berenson

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Jingle Bell Bark (Melanie Travis Series #11) by Laurien Berenson

It's Christmas again, and Melanie Travis barely has time to pencil in some holiday festivities. Especially once she finds herself making a list of murder suspects—and checking it twice. . .

This year, all Melanie wants for Christmas is a dull moment. Between her son Davey, her teaching job, and showing her Standard Poodle puppy, Eve, there just aren't enough hours in the day. But when Davey's usual bus driver, Henry Pruitt, disappears and is replaced by a surly, pierced, twentysomething, Melanie is concerned. The elderly, amiable Henry was a friend to all in the neighborhood, so she decides to check on him. . .only to find that he died two days earlier, under suspicious circumstances.

As if that weren't bad enough, Henry's two Golden Retrievers are now bereft of both master and home. Melanie can't just abandon them, so she brings them to her Aunt Peg, the most stubborn woman on the planet, who's now determined to find out the truth about Henry's death, no matter what it takes. Soon, the indomitable Aunt Peg has Melanie leashed to another murder investigation. And unless she sniffs out this Scrooge of a killer fast, a lump of coal in her stocking may not be the worst thing Melanie gets this Christmas. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496700032
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Series: Melanie Travis Series , #11
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 321,123
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Laurien Berenson is an Agatha and Macavity nominee, winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, and four time winner of the Maxwell Award, presented by the Dog Writers Association of America. She and her husband live on a farm in Kentucky surrounded by dogs and horses. Readers can visit her website at: www.LaurienBerenson.com.

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Jingle Bell Bark (Melanie Travis Series #11) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great Melanie Travis mystery. Dog lovers will enjoy the entire series. The books are well written and the characters are endearing. I look forward to each new book and will probably read them all again when I finish the series enjoyable reading indeed!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go go go dogs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barkclan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laurien Berenson's series is great. Not only is it a mystery but during the series I have learned a lot about Standard Poodles. Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another win for Brenenson with Jingle Bell Bark!! If you are a dog lover this series is for you!!
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bravewarrior More than 1 year ago
PB/mystery: I needed something to get me in the holiday mood; why not murder? This is book 11 in the Melanie Travis series and my first read of the story. I did not have a problem understanding the who, what, where. I will start by telling you that I am not only a dog person, but a believer in animal shelter dogs. I think breeding dogs for pets is ridiculous. That being said, I really liked the book. I like the heroine; she is a bit of a slacker mom who believes in spending time with her kid over cleaning the house. The whole mystery probably would have taken only 50 pages to tell, but the author mixes family and business in with the mystery. Two thumbs up.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Greenwich, Connecticut, Melanie Travis is a special needs tutor at the posh private Howard Academy. She enjoys her work there, but her passion is showing and breeding French Poodles. Her son Davy enthusiastically helps her with the canines when he can. When she takes her son to the school bus, Melanie is surprised that Henry the long time driver has been replaced by Annie. She visits Henry to see if he is okay only to learn that he recently died from a heart attack.---- Melanie sees Golden Retrievers inside of Henry¿s home so feeling compassion and not wanting the dogs to mourn alone, she takes them to her Aunt Peg, a professional breeder and canine lover. The two female relatives learn through the grapevine that Henry was poisoned. His two daughters arrive planning to sell their father¿s animal companions on E-bay. They also refuse to leave town until their father¿s killer is caught. Peg wants these coldhearted adult children be gone so she investigates the homicide to expedite their departure, not realizing the danger her decision poses to her and her niece.---- JINGLE BELL BARK is a delightful tale that amateur sleuth fans will enjoy especially the canine caper crowd. Laurien Berenson enables readers to glimpse inside the world of dogs through the loving way aunt and niece nurture their beloved barking family members. The audience, like Peg, will find it impossible to determine who the killer is because suspects abound with motives and opportunities. This leads to a surprising climax as Peg and Melanie try to take a bite out of crime before they are nipped permanently.---- Harriet Klausner