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Chow Down

Laurien Berenson

Publisher: Kensington Books

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Summary

A canine competition in New York turns criminal: “Enjoyable…plenty of twists and turns… a tight suspenseful package.”—Publishers Weekly   If Melanie Travis was planning on a quiet family summer with her Standard Poodle Faith, son Davey, and new husband Sam, her plans are about to turn upside down. When she receives a letter from the Champions Dog Food Company informing her that Faith has been selected as a finalist in the “All Dogs Are Champions” contest, Melanie is mystified—until she discovers it was Davey who sent her name in. At the reception in New York where they meet the other finalists, Melanie immediately senses that this pack is a bone’s throw away from a major dogfight. And when Larry Kim, one of the finalists, dies in a suspicious fall, something smells rotten. With the final decision for a winner drawing near and the competition getting downright ferocious, Melanie and Faith will have to stay alert—because Melanie’s digging may well unearth a barking-mad killer who’ll do anything to win. “If you like dogs, you’ll love Laurien Berenson’s Melanie Travis mysteries!”—Joanne Fluke, New York Times-bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen series

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