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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-two Melanie Travis mysteries, including the newest book, RUFF JUSTICE.

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 RUFF JUSTICE, coming out in June. I am currently writing Melanie Travis Mystery #23, BITE CLUB, which will be…moreThe next Melanie Travis mystery is RUFF JUSTICE, coming out in June. I am currently writing Melanie Travis Mystery #23, BITE CLUB, which will be published next year.(less)
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"I can't believe this is book 22 in the Melanie Travis Canine Mystery series. It seems like yesterday we met Melanie. Now She has a son that's old enough to be a junior handler for his poodle and another son ready for schools. I love the dog aspect..." Read more of this review »
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"Reading a Melanie Travis book is like visiting with old friends. She and her family are such nice people, and it is a pleasure to watch her children grew up and for Davie to mature and excel in the family tradition.

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"Thoroughly enjoyable return to Melanie, Aunt Peg, and the poodles (plus Bud)!"
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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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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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