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Laurien Berenson

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Laurien Berenson is the award-winning author of the long running Melanie Travis canine mystery series and the new Senior Sleuths series starring Peg Turnbull and Rose Donovan as a pair of seventyish sisters-in-law who are learning to put aside old grudges and myriad differences as they work together to solve mysteries. PEG AND ROSE SOLVE A MURDER is the series debut.

Laurien's work has appeared numerous magazines and the New York Times. She and her husband live on a farm in Kentucky, surrounded by horses and dogs.
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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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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)
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A Pedigree to Die For (Mela...

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Underdog (Melanie Travis, #2)

3.92 avg rating — 1,618 ratings — published 1996 — 13 editions
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Dog Eat Dog (Melanie Travis...

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Watchdog (Melanie Travis, #5)

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Best in Show (Melanie Travi...

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I love books and I read a lot of them. Probably a hundred a year.

Fiction, non-fiction, history, biography? It doesn’t matter, I’m in. So Goodreads immediately felt like my kind of place: a comfortable, informative community that I definitely wanted to be a member of. And reviewing books is a big part of that.

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LOL, and good for your Dobie! Annie had a lot of smart things to say, and this quote is one of my favorites. Happy Holidays!
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This is a lovely Christmas read, the perfect book to savor during the season of joy and good will. The descriptions of Edinburgh were absolutely delicious.
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“Men. Who needs them when you can have dogs?”
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“I’ve begun to have those stupid dreams. You know the ones where you show up for the final exam and haven’t cracked a book all semester?”
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“Your list of suspects, of course. Don’t you watch TV? Don’t you read books? How do you expect to solve a mystery if you’re not keeping a list?”
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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/ .
- Beth


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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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