Saturday, September 14, 2013

Gone With The Woof by Laurien Berenson

Being a ghost writer for a distinguished dog breeder should be almost fun, shouldn't it?  After all, she is raising Standard Poodles and loves them; he raised Irish Setters.  What she didn't expect was to get involved with murder...

 Kensington Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It's being published this month, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This is a Melanie Travis mystery and I'm a sucker for stories with animals in them.  Ms. Berenson writes cozy mysteries, and they are light, full of family relationships, and her main character is always the one that solves the crime.

In this story, being a ghost writer for Edward should be interesting because he's an impertinent rascally-like fellow who should have some tales to tell.  Imagine her surprise when she finds he wants to write about his love conquests.  He was a love 'em and leave 'em type guy.  She's horrified.

Before she can quit, his obnoxious son gets killed.  When she finds out he had a pregnant girlfriend and wasn't going to wed her, she realizes he's a chip off the old block and just like his father.  She's not sorry he died, but she can't let them charge his pregnant girlfriend for his murder.  So Melanie is on the case again.

With dogs, disgruntled girlfriends, and Melanie and her family in this mix, this story keeps busy and amuses you as Melanie "detects."

Happy reading.

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