Win, place, or die.
The apparent heart attack that killed kennel owner Max Turnbull has left seven pups in mourning, and his wife Peg suspecting foul play. But the only evidence is their missing prize pooch - a pedigreed poodle named Beau.
Enter Melanie Travis. With her young son happily ensconced in day damp, the 30-something teacher and single mother is talked into investigating her uncle's death - unofficially, of course. Posing as a poodle breeder in search of the perfect stud, Melanie hounds Connecticut's elite canine competitions and finds an ally in fellow breeder Sam Driver. But her affection cools when she's put on the scent of Sam's questionable past...and hot on the trail of a poodle-hating neighbor and one elusive murderer who isn't ready to come to heel.
For as Melanie soon discovers, in a championship dog-eat-dog world the instinct for survival, and winning, can prove fatal.
Story ok and ended with a surprise narrator bad I kept checking to be sure it wasn't on a fast speed. Distracted from book.
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This is a fun and entertaining mystery with well developed characters and an interesting plot. I look forward to the next book.
Story was average, but narrator was distracting by reading too fast and sounds like Lisa Simpson.
the story was pretty good but the narrator talks like she is running a race. at times I could not tell which person she was speaking as. the story kind of drug on and I had a hard time getting through this book. I think the idea of it was good though.