Series: Melanie Travis

Author: Laurien Berenson

Hush Puppy (2000)
3.83 of 5 Votes: 4
Melanie Travis has enough on her plate as a poodle exhibitor, single mother, and special needs tutor at the prestigious Howard Academy without adding amateur sleuthing to the mix. When school care-taker Mr. Krebbs is discovered stabbed to death with a pitchfork in his tool shed, Melanie is drawn ...
Dog Eat Dog (2006)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 1
Someone recommended a series of mystery books by an author who raised dogs and wrote about dogs. I found myself without a book to read and near Borders, so went through their mystery section, starting at "Z," trying to find the name of the author. When I came to the section that started with "A" ...
Hot Dog (2003)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 3
Hair of the Dog (2006)
3.84 of 5 Votes: 3
Hounded to Death (2007)
3.79 of 5 Votes: 3
Watchdog (2006)
3.91 of 5 Votes: 1
Funny how we don't hear much from Melanie Travis's brother Frank in her previous mystery adventures. We know he exists, and we've seen him a few times during family get-togethers; all the same, I'm sure Melanie prefers not to have him around, for when he is he's either raiding her refrigerator or...
Unleashed (2001)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 4
It's summertime, and Melanie Travis can finally start planning a perfect wedding to her fiancé Sam driver. But everything changes when Sam's ex-wife Sheila announces that she will be residing in town permanently as copublisher of the dog show rag Woof. When Sheila is murdered, Sam is devastated a...
Best in Show (2004)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 1
This was one of the most enjoyable books by this author I have read. As a long time Dog exhibitor andshow addict, i found this one where she goes to the Prestige show of her breed, the Poodle club of America a fun read. Having experienced many similar people at my own national specialty and also ...
Raining Cats & Dogs (2006)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 2
Raining Cats and Dogs by Laurien Berenson is a murder mystery with some dog and cat stories tossed in which added some humor. The main character has five poodles and a neighbor who has a bunch of cats. Her private life relating to her neighbor was the humorous part of the book. She and her poo...
Chow Down (2006)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 2
I love Lauren Berenson's Melanie Travis stories, with her son Davy, her new Husband Sam, Aunt Peg, Bertie, and the cast of poodles. Davy enters Faith into a contest so that she may win a chance at being the Chow Down spokesdog for the Champion Dog Food Company. Her quiet summer is taken up with h...
Jingle Bell Bark (2005)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 4
I've a thing for reading books with animals in them. Melanie is a divorced school teacher with a son, Davey, an aunt, Peg, an ex-husband, a brother, a sister-in-law and a fiance'. Oh, and two Standard Poodles, all of whom play pretty big roles in the ongoing series.This particular story takes p...
Death of a Dog Whisperer (2014)
3.73 of 5 Votes: 5
A wonderful cozy mystery with emphasis on the family with dogs as a secondary interest. Ms Berenson brought these plots together skillfully. Melanie, Sam, Bob and Aunt Peg all developed additional traits. Kevin is acquiring a personality. The poodles characters were different. Melanie meets a man...
Gone with the Woof (2013)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 1
A thoroughly enjoyable read that reminded me a bit of reading an Agatha Christie mystery. Melanie Travis is asked by her Aunt Peg to help an old friend of hers write a book about his life. Shortly after meeting Edward March, his son is murdered and it looks like he is the #1 prime suspect. Edw...
Doggie Day Care Murder (2008)
3.7 of 5 Votes: 3
This book was a fun mystery involving a doggy day care. Okay, the murder aspect wasn't fun, but Melanie Travis' crime-solving skills were enjoyable. I'm particularly happy that the book wasn't predictable, because sometimes prolific authors fall into a pattern. I didn't find that to be the case h...