When Marcus Rattigan, the wealthy backer of her brother Frank’s new coffee bar, is found murdered there, Melanie Travis must investigate to clear her brother’s name
Melanie Travis and her pedigree poodles are back on the case in Watchdog, the fifth installment in award-winning author Laurien Berenson’s delightfully dog-friendly cozy mystery series!
It’s autumn in Connecticut. Melanie Travis has just started a new job, and with the added excitement of showing her Standard Poodle, Faith, in the fall shows, the last thing she wants is to become embroiled in yet another of her brother Frank’s money making schemes. His current brainstorm–remaking an old store in stylish suburban Fairfield County into a trendy coffee bar–already has the neighbors snarling. Worse, wealthy Marcus Rattigan, who’s bankrolling the project, is found murdered on the premises, and the police think Frank did it.
Always the family watchdog, and faced with Frank’s imminent arrest, Melanie has no choice but to take on the investigation. Drawing on her connections in the dog world, Melanie is soon successfully unmuzzling the dead man’s nearest and dearest. But Melanie is about to learn that being a watchdog can sometimes be dangerous–especially when every clue she uncovers leads her one step closer to a murderer who is desperate enough to kill again…
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