A Pedigree to Die For (Melanie Travis, Book 1) by Laurien Berenson

By Laurien Berenson

Win, position. . .Or Die.

The obvious middle assault that killed kennel proprietor Max Turnbull has left seven puppies in mourning, and his spouse Peg suspecting foul play. however the purely facts is their lacking prize pooch--a pedigreed poodle named Beau.

Enter Melanie Travis. together with her younger son fortunately ensconced in day damp, the thirty-something instructor and unmarried mom is talked into investigating her uncle's death--unofficially, in fact. Posing as a poodle breeder looking for the correct stud, Melanie hounds Connecticut's elite dogs competitions, and reveals an best friend in fellow breeder Sam motive force. yet her affection cools whilst she's wear the smell of Sam's questionable prior. . .and scorching at the path of a poodle-hating neighbor and one elusive assassin who isn't able to come to heel.

For, as Melanie quickly discovers, in a championship dog-eat-dog international, the intuition for survival, and successful, can turn out deadly.

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A Pedigree to Die For (Melanie Travis, Book 1)

Win, position. . . Or Die.

The obvious middle assault that killed kennel proprietor Max Turnbull has left seven doggies in mourning, and his spouse Peg suspecting foul play. however the in basic terms facts is their lacking prize pooch--a pedigreed poodle named Beau.

Enter Melanie Travis. along with her younger son fortunately ensconced in day damp, the thirty-something instructor and unmarried mom is talked into investigating her uncle's death--unofficially, in fact. Posing as a poodle breeder looking for the ideal stud, Melanie hounds Connecticut's elite dogs competitions, and reveals an best friend in fellow breeder Sam motive force. yet her affection cools whilst she's wear the odor of Sam's questionable previous. . . and sizzling at the path of a poodle-hating neighbor and one elusive assassin who isn't able to come to heel.

For, as Melanie quickly discovers, in a championship dog-eat-dog international, the intuition for survival, and successful, can turn out deadly.

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Borrowed Time 27. The Big Meadow 28. Beneath the Cherry Trees 29. The Bad Dog Club Acknowledgments About the Author Credits Copyright About the Publisher Preface The Perfect Dog In the summer of 1967, when I was ten years old, my father caved in to my persistent pleas and took me to get my own dog. Together we drove in the family station wagon far into the Michigan countryside to a farm run by a rough-hewn woman and her ancient mother. The farm produced just one commodity—dogs. Dogs of every imaginable size and shape and age and temperament.

Hit me,” she said. “Okay. Are you ready? ” Man, I thought, does that sound regal. ” I didn’t care. I was the one handling the paperwork, and I had already written in the name. In ink. Jenny could smirk all she wanted; when Grogan’s Majestic Marley of Churchill took top honors at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in a few years, and I gloriously trotted him around the ring before an adoring international television audience, we’d see who would be laughing. “Come on, my dorky duke,” Jenny said.

They had only two things in common: each was a mongrel of unknown and indistinct ancestry, and each was free to a good home. We were at a mutt ranch. “Now, take your time, son,” Dad said. ” I quickly decided the older dogs were somebody else’s charity case. I immediately raced to the puppy cage. “You want to pick one that’s not timid,” my father coached. ” I grabbed the chain-link gate and yanked on it with a loud clang. The dozen or so puppies reeled backward, collapsing on top of one another in a squiggling heap of fur.

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