Between her boisterous sons and a house full of Poodles, there's never a dull moment for Melanie Travis. But matter how hectic life gets, she can always pick up the scent of a howling good mystery--and she'll stop at thing to dig up the truth. . . It's summer in Connecticut, and Melanie's life has become an endless string of dog shows, soccer camp, and the antics of her energetic toddler. She hardly has time to pay much attention to her Aunt Peg's new protege, Nick Walden, a self-proclaimed dog whisperer with an uncanny gift for decoding dog-speak. The well-heeled dog owners of Fairfield County are lapping up his alleged talents, anxious to discover exactly what their pampered pets are thinking--that is until the pooches start spilling their secrets. When Nick is discovered dead in his home, his sister Claire enlists Melanie to help track down the killer. Now, as she juggles the demands of marriage and motherhood--t to mention her six beloved Poodles--Melanie can scarcely even begin to se through the growing list of suspects. But just when she thinks she's barking up the wrong tree, she'll find herself face to face with a purebred murderer. . .
LAURIEN BERENSON is an Agatha and Macavity nominee, winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, andfour time winner of the Maxwell Award, presented by the Dog Writers Association of America. She and her husband liveon a farm in Kentucky surrounded by dogs and horses. Readers can visit her website at: www.LaurienBerenson.com.