The Bark Before Christmas

The Bark Before Christmas

Book - 2015
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Random House, Inc.
“If you like dogs, you’ll love Laurien Berenson’s Melanie Travis mysteries!” Joanne Fluke, New York Times bestselling author

There’s nothing lovelier than Christmas in Connecticut, but Melanie Travis can scarcely find a moment to enjoy the festivities. With her youngest son approaching toddlerhood, she’s decided to return to her old job at Howard Academy, a posh private school attended by the children of Greenwich’s well-heeled gentry. Balancing work, motherhood, and the hectic dog show circuit takes some fancy footwork, especially when the headmaster taps her to be the chairman of the school’s Christmas Bazaar.

The Christmas Bazaar is Howard Academy’s biggest and most important fundraiser, so Melanie feels the pressure to make it a huge success. But everything goes awry when a prize show dog goes missing and Santa turns up dead. The dog’s owner is one of the school’s most perfectly pedigreed alums, and she enlists Melanie to help find the purloined pooch. But just as Melanie starts pawing at the truth, she digs up a sleighful of sinister secrets that leaves everyone feeling less than merry . . .

“A whodunit sure to please dog-loving cozy readers.” —Publishers Weekly

Baker & Taylor
Returning to her old job at a posh private school, Melanie Travis is determined to make the Christmas Bazaar a huge success, but her investigation into a missing prize show dog and a dead Santa unearths some sinister secrets.

Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, 2015
Edition: First Kensington Hardcover edition
ISBN: 9780758284594
9780758284587
Branch Call Number: BER
Christmas Mystery
Characteristics: 280 pages

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(Staff) Elaine Bird Dec 04, 2015

Another great addition to this enjoyable series. This time with a Christmas theme. Melanie, her family and the poodles are all getting ready for Christmas but of course a murder intervenes.

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