Chow Down - Melanie Travis, Bk 13 Author:Laurien Berenson If Melanie Travis was planning on a quiet family summer with her Standard Poodle Faith, son Davey, and new husband Sam, her plans are about to turn upside down. An unexpected competition, a trip to New York, andoh yes, a murderlater, Melanie finds herself in a choke collar of deceit and corruption. When she receives the letter from t... more »he Champions Dog Food Company informing her that Faith has been selected as a finalist in the "All Dogs Are Champions" contest, Melanie is mystifieduntil she discovers it was Davey who entered Faith in the contest. At the reception where they meet the other finalists, Melanie immediately picks up the scent that this pack is a bone's throw away from a major dog fight. And when Larry Kim, one of the finalists, dies in a suspicious fall, something smells rotten to Melanie. With the final decision for a winner drawing near and the competition getting downright ferocious, Melanie and Faith will have to watch their backsbecause Melanie's digging may well unearth a barkingmad killer who'll do anything to win.« less
Love this series. Melanie and Faith wind up competing in a dog food company contest, thanks to Davey submitting the entry as a surprise. When one of the contestants owners dies, Melanie and the crew investigate. Plot was a little too neat, but lots of great series development here.
I love all her books. I am a cozy fan and love dogs. This one was especially good and funny because of her son and the contest. She always has a great mystery but this had a nice mix of humor for those of us who have dogs :)