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Bite Club (A Melanie Travis Mystery #23) (Hardcover)
Melanie Travis’s new book club caters to readers craving fiction—with bite! But when a real-life murder case bares its fangs, she’ll need to swap dog-eared novels for a lengthy suspect list . . .
Thanks to Aunt Peg and her enthusiastic pedigree dog show pals, Melanie’s aptly named Bite Club reading group has book lovers all over town burying their noses in thrilling murder mysteries. But another pet project surfaces when Melanie reluctantly agrees to train a Bulldog puppy for elusive member Evan Major. Between the unusual bruise on his face and a bizarre run-in with an unknown dog show attendee, introverted Evan can’t dodge trouble. It even sends him to an early grave—while landing Melanie in the hot seat for homicide . . .
Caught at the wrong place at the wrong time, Melanie delves into the victim’s shady past to prove her innocence. As she uncovers a juicy scandal that cost Evan his marriage and, possibly, his life, Melanie realizes that booking the real culprit comes down to gathering her pack of suspects together at the next Bite Club meeting. What she doesn't know is Aunt Peg has been hiding some explosive secrets of her own—secrets that, once unleashed, could pit Melanie against an unpredictable killer bent on bringing this story to an abrupt end . . .
About the Author
LAURIEN BERENSON is an Agatha and Macavity nominee, winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, and four-time winner of the Maxwell Award, presented by the Dog Writers Association of America. She and her husband live on a farm in Kentucky surrounded by dogs and horses. Readers can visit her website at: www.LaurienBerenson.com.
PRAISE FOR LAURIEN BERENSON AND HER MELANIE TRAVIS CANINE MYSTERIES! RUFF JUSTICE “Cozy mysteries may have cats galore to charm their readers, but dog lovers are well served by Berenson’s sweet series.” —Publishers Weekly MURDER AT THE PUPPY FEST
“It’s mutts vs. purebreds as Melanie Travis investigates the death of a dog-loving philanthropist . . . worth the price of admission.” —Kirkus Reviews “Bring this one on your summer vacation!” —Modern Dog LIVE AND LET GROWL “Canine lovers will best appreciate this installment.” —Publishers Weekly
THE BARK BEFORE CHRISTMAS “Cozy mystery fans and dog lovers will lap this one up.” —Library Journal DEATH OF A DOG WHISPERER “Berenson cleverly weaves in interesting details about different breeds and showmanship. Fans of Miranda James’ Cat in the Stacks series may also enjoy Berenson.” —Booklist GONE WITH THE WOOF
“A wonderful novel. Even better if you read it with a dog on your lap.” —Suspense Magazine