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Laurien Berenson

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Laurien Berenson is the bestselling author of the Melanie Travis canine mystery series. Her books revolve around the world of dog shows, a milieu she knows well as her family has been involved in the sport of dogs for three generations. There are currently twenty-five Melanie Travis mysteries, including the newest book, GAME OF DOG BONES.

Berenson is a four time winner of the Maxwell Award for Fiction from the Dog Writers Assoc. of America and a winner of the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She is also an Agatha and Macavity nominee. Her work has appeared in The New York Times as well as numerous magazines. She is a graduate of Vassar College, and she and her husband live on a farm in Kentucky, surrounded by horses and dogs.

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Laurien Berenson The next Melanie Travis mystery is BITE CLUB, coming out in June. It will be followed by HERE COMES SANTA PAWS in September. The book I'm working on n…moreThe next Melanie Travis mystery is BITE CLUB, coming out in June. It will be followed by HERE COMES SANTA PAWS in September. The book I'm working on now is Melanie Travis Mystery #26, GAME OF BONES, which will be published in 2020.(less)
Laurien Berenson Hi Julian, I'm glad you found an original copy of that book! And that you liked the cover. A PEDIGREE TO DIE FOR was the first title in what is now a …moreHi Julian, I'm glad you found an original copy of that book! And that you liked the cover. A PEDIGREE TO DIE FOR was the first title in what is now a very long (25 books) series. It took me about nine months to write it (I was also showing Poodles at the time), and as I recall the word count was between 75,000 and 80,000 words. The book is still in print and has had two different covers since then. I hope you enjoy reading it.
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Underdog (Melanie Travis, #2)

3.90 avg rating — 1,391 ratings — published 1996 — 13 editions
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Watchdog (Melanie Travis, #5)

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Best in Show (Melanie Travi...

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Hush Puppy (Melanie Travis,...

3.96 avg rating — 908 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
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Hot Dog (Melanie Travis, #9)

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Doggie Day Care Murder (Mel...

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"Interesting and fun cozy mystery book (and series) featuring intrepid amateur sleuth, Melanie Travis. The characters were engaging and the mystery was intriguing and had me guessing whodunit. Plus...poodles!

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"As always a good read! It was over much too soon but it was something to keep us between books! A fun holiday read!"
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This is the twenty-sixth book in the Melanie Travis mystery series by Laurien Berenson.

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Hi Julian, I'm glad you found an original copy of that book! And that you liked the cover. A PEDIGREE TO DIE FOR was the first title in what is now a very long (25 books) series. It took me about nine months to write it (I was also showing Poodles at See Full Answer
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Laurien Berenson Donna wrote: "Laurien, thanks so much for accepting my friend request on Goodreads.
Hope you have a very Happy New Year.
Donna"


My pleasure! I hope you have a terrific 2018 too.


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Donna Laurien, thanks so much for accepting my friend request on Goodreads.
Hope you have a very Happy New Year.
Donna


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Beth Hi Laurien,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you will put my books, A Real Basket Case, To Hell in a Handbasket, Deadly Currents, and Wicked Eddies, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ .
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Zoë Sharp Hi Laurien. Thanks so much for Friending me. So, what's next up on your TBR pile?


Laurien Berenson Thank you, Peg! I'm going to enjoy figuring out how all this works.


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Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Laurien.


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