Welcome to an elite Connecticut kennel club where shocking secrets gnaw at the best of the breed and competition has a sharp--and deadly--bite.
As if raising her son Davey, training her rambunctious Poodle Faith for the show ring, and grooming fellow handler Sam Driver for romance aren't enough, Melanie Travis's entrée into the exclusive Belle Haven Kennel Club has been met with a grisly murder. Unfortunately, the only witnesses to the crime were the victim's startled pair of Beagles. And they aren't talking. . .
Melanie hadn't intended to do any serious snooping, what with coping with the unexpected arrival of an ex-husband out to get joint custody of the son he's never known. In need of some serious distraction, she's off to sniff out dangerous secrets. . .only to discover that everyone at Belle Haven has something damning to hide.
As the shocking truth slowly comes to light--and her own domestic drama moves center stage--Melanie finds herself eager to put the bite on a dogged killer who's desperate enough to strike again.
"A story as controlled as a well-behaved dog on a lead." --Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Laurien Berenson is an award-winning author. She’s most noted for her Melanie Travis series of murder mysteries based on school teacher Melanie Travis who owns and shows full size pedigree Standard Poodles. The series includes: Doggie Day Care Murder, Hounded To Death, Chow Down and Raining Cats & Dogs. Berenson is an Agatha and Macavity nominee, winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and a four-time winner of the Maxwell Award which is presented by the Dog Writers Association of America. She lives in Kentucky with her family.