Raining Cats & Dogs: A Melanie Travis Mystery

Laurien Berenson, Author . Kensington $22 (266p) ISBN 978-0-7582-0813-2

In Berenson's engaging 12th canine cozy, trainer Melanie Travis is pleased to learn on enrolling one of her standard poodles in a class at the South Avenue Obedience Club that the club offers a visiting program at the Winston Pumpernill Nursing Home in Greenwich, Conn. A club member, Paul Lennox, started the program to cheer his Aunt Mary, a dog lover and resident at Winston Pumpernill. Unfortunately, during Melanie's first visit to the home, someone suffocates Aunt Mary in her bed. Aided by her astute Aunt Peg, Melanie once again turns sleuth, though catching a killer must compete with the demands of her new second husband, her eight-year-old son, her poodles and intrusive cats from next door. The author depicts the nursing home residents with a wise and knowing chuckle. Agent, Meg Ruley at the Jane Rotrosen Agency . (Sept.)

Reviewed on: 07/18/2005
Release date: 09/01/2005
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