Laurien Berenson is an author most noted for her murder mysteries. In her earlier career, she wrote psychological thrillers, a number of romance novels (some under her alias of Laurien Blair) and a young adult novel.
She has been nominated for both the Agatha and Macavity awards. She is a winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award,and a four-time winner of the Maxwell Award (presented by the Dog Writers Association of America).
In the Melanie Travis series of murder mysteries, the primary protagonist is a school teacher, Melanie Travis, who owns and shows several full size pedigree Standard Poodles. All of her (mis)adventures involve the dog show circuit in varying degrees, providing an entertaining view into the world of raising and showing dogs.
A Pedigree To Die For. 1995
Dog Eat Dog. 1996
Hair Of The Dog. 1997
Hush Puppy. 1999
Once Bitten. 2001
Hot Dog. 2002
Best In Show. 2003
Jingle Bell Bark. 2004
Raining Cats & Dogs. 2005
Chow Down. 2006
Hounded To Death. 2007
Doggie Day Care Murder. 2008
Sleeping Dogs Lie in CANINE CRIMES ANTHOLOGY, edited by Jeffrey Marks. 1998.This story was nominated for an Agatha Award and Macavity Award.
Night Cries. 1992
Deep Cover. 1994
Sweet Temptation, (written as Laurien Blair), Silhouette Desire #105. 1983
Between The Covers, (written as Laurien Blair), Silhouette Desire #130. 1984
That Special Magic, (written as Laurien Blair), Silhouette Desire # 210. 1985
Taken By Storm, (written as Laurien Blair), Silhouette Desire #243. 1985
Come As You Are, Bantam Loveswept #109. 1985
Winner Take All, Harlequin American Romance #210. 1987
Lucky In Love, Harlequin Temptation #255. 1989
Talisman, Harlequin Temptation #310. 1990
The Sweetheart Deal, Harlequin Temptation #368. 1991