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Best in Show

(2003)
(The tenth book in the Melanie Travis series)
A novel by

 
This is Agatha and Macavity nominee Berenson's 10th charming canine cozy (after 2002's Hot Dog) to feature Melanie Travis, the poodle breeder and devoted "mom" to black Standards Faith and Eve. Melanie leaves her seven-year-old son, Davey, and dog, Faith, with her ex-husband while she travels with Eve to the Poodle Club of America National Specialty dog show in Maryland. Melanie's Aunt Peg, who runs the show, directs her to work with two eccentric sisters from Georgia who look alike, dress alike and finish each other's sentences "like a pair of bickering bookends." When one of them falls on a hotel porch and is fatally injured, it looks like an accident-at first. For all the engaging human characters, including dog handlers, breeders, show officials, trimmers and owners, the dogs, in all sizes, colors and ages, provide the most fun. Carried along by crisp dialogue, the story occasionally bogs down in "doggy" details, but even the uninitiated should find these interesting and informative. The arrival of Melanie's "almost fiance" at the end will leave readers hoping that the two will set up dog breeding together by the next book.

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Hardback Editions

December 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Best in Show: A Melanie Travis Mystery
Author(s): Laurien Berenson
ISBN: 0-7862-6002-5 / 978-0-7862-6002-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Best In Show: A Melanie Travis Mystery (Melanie Travis Mysteries)
Author(s): Laurien Berenson
ISBN: 1-57566-783-5 / 978-1-57566-783-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

July 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Best In Show (A Melanie Travis Mystery)
Author(s): Laurien Berenson
ISBN: 1-57566-784-3 / 978-1-57566-784-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

December 2015 : MP3 CD
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Title: Best in Show (Melanie Travis Mysteries)
Author(s): Laurien Berenson
ISBN: 1-5113-1905-4 / 978-1-5113-1905-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Best in Show: A Melanie Travis Mystery
Author(s): Laurien Berenson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


May 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Best in Show: A Melanie Travis Mystery
Author(s): Laurien Berenson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Best in Show: A Melanie Travis Mystery
Author(s): Laurien Berenson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2004 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Best In Show (A Melanie Travis Mystery)
Author(s): Laurien Berenson
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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