Book Reviews of A Pedigree to Die for (Melanie Travis, Bk 1)

A Pedigree to Die for (Melanie Travis, Bk 1)
A Pedigree to Die for - Melanie Travis, Bk 1
Author: Laurien Berenson
ISBN-13: 9780821748275
ISBN-10: 0821748270
Publication Date: 2/1/1995
Pages: 298
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Kensington Pub Corp (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
This is the first book in the Melanie Travis series. I plan to read them all. From Fantastic Fiction Website:

"Thinking her life could not be worse after a disastrous summer peaks with her uncle's death, Melanie Travis realizes that she is in for more trouble when the disappearance of her uncle's prize-winning poddle suggests that murder has taken place."
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Helpful Score: 2
Love this entire series and this is #1. A wonderful Cozy Mystery!!
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Helpful Score: 2
First in the Melanie Travis series this is an excellent little mystery/cozy. The apparent heart attack that killed kennel owner Max Turnbull has his wife, Peg suspecting foul play. But the only evidence is their missing prize poodle, Beau.
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Helpful Score: 1
First in a great series!!!
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Doggy mysteries
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If you like a good quick reading mystery with dogs read this book.
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I love this series!
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This series is fun for dog lovers, which I am.
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Nice beginning, good story. Interesting for me as a dog breeder years ago.
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From Publishers Weekly
The world of show dogs-and their handlers, judges, breeders and owners-provides the principle background in this competent, somewhat drawn-out debut. Melanie Travis, 30, a teacher in Stamford, Conn., and the divorced mother of four-year-old Davey, doesn't own a dog, although her aunt Peg and uncle Max breed standard poodles. One morning Max is found dead of a heart attack on the kennel floor; after the funeral, Peg asks Melanie to find Beau, the kennel's star stud dog that has been missing since the night Max died. Melanie, whose summer job has fallen through, agrees but doesn't necessarily agree with Peg that someone else must have been in the kennel that night. Setting out on the dog-show circuit, ostensibly seeking a world-class mate for her poodle, Melanie meets assorted handlers and breeders, a respected judge and an attractive hunk named Sam Driver who had tried very hard to buy Beau from Max. In fairly predictable girl-sleuth tradition, Melanie also encounters murder and the possibility of romance. A bonanza for ardent dog fanciers and for others, a likable heroine in a smoothly paced romantic mystery.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Good start to what will likely be a good series.
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Love these light reads. Aunt Peg is one of my favorite characters. These novels have dogs, mystery and Aunt Peg. That's a winning combination.
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Great book!
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nice cozy series for the dog lover
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Loved the book. Easy, enjoyable read.
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i like this book --will order more---good read