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Best in Show

Best in Show

(2003)
(The tenth book in the Melanie Travis series)
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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.

Genre: Cozy Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

December 2003 : USA Hardback
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
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
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
Title: Best in Show
Author(s): Laurien Berenson
ISBN: 1-5113-1905-4 / 978-1-5113-1905-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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

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

Kindle Editions

August 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Best In Show (A Melanie Travis Mystery Book 10)
Author(s): Laurien Berenson
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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