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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.

©1995 Laurien Berenson (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Gone to the dogs

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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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 12-26-17

Fun and entertaining

This is a fun and entertaining mystery with well developed characters and an interesting plot. I look forward to the next book.

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Story was average, but narrator was distracting by reading too fast and sounds like Lisa Simpson.

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not a great narrator

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.

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  • Susi Rose
  • 09-27-16

My favourite writer has been butchered

I hate to give negative reviews but the reader is horrible in this story. She speaks so fast that I can't understand her. Have to play the audio at very slow speed which makes the reading even worse. The character voices she does are awful as her voice is very high and squeaky.

I love Laurien Berenson books but will not be buying any more if this same reader is being used. Have such a headache listening to her.