Watchdog - Melanie Travis Mystery, Bk 5 Author:Laurien Berenson It's autumn in Connecticut. Melanie Travis has just started a new job, and with the added excitement of showing her standard poodle, Faith, in the fall shows, the last thing she wants is to become embroiled in yet another of her brother Frank's moneymaking schemes. His current brainstorm--remaking an old store in stylish suburban Fairfie... more »ld County into a trendy coffee bar--already has the neighbors snarling. Worse, wealthy Marcus Rattigan, who's bankrolling the project, is found murdered on the premises, and the police think Frank did it.
Always the family watchdog, and faced with Frank's imminent arrest, Melanie has no choice but to take on the investigation. Drawing on her connections in the dog world, Melanie is soon successfully unmuzzling the dead man's nearest and dearest, including a bitter ex-wife, a spurned mistress, and an ambitious second in command. But Melanie is about to learn that being a watchdog can sometimes be dangerous--especially when every clue she uncovers leads her one step closer to a murderer who is desperate enough to kill again...« less
The mystery was great - I couldn't guess. I did find the book frustrating though becasue she is helping her brother, and he is so helpless, that it set my teeth on edge. It was fun to read though -- I was just hoping there was a way to put her brother in jail -- but , of course, there wasn't
This book was a very fast read. I love dogs so that made it easy to like. It doesn't hurt at all that the main character's first name of Melanie is also my first name. Definately a must read for dog lovers.