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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June Book of the Month: Doggie Day Care Murder

This month's book is part of a series. I didn't know that when I picked it up but not having read the other books did not interfere with my ability to follow along.

Housewife and new mom, Melanie Travis, seems to always find herself in unusual situations. So when the owner of a doggie day care center is murder in his office she decides to help his sister find out why.

Her friend, Alice, is a hoot and her Aunt Peg is also a great reoccurring character.

A sub-plot throughout all of the books is of course the relationship between humans and their pets. The main character having 5 poodles and a 9 year old son who starts showing one in junior competitions.

The only problem I had with the book was that the relationship between her new husband and new baby seemed to take a back burner to the investigation, but in the end it all worked.

I loved the fact that the ex-hubby was friends with her entire family and they didn't have that strained "I hate you" relationship you see so often in life, as well as fiction.

A nice summer read if you enjoy mysteries and dogs.

2 random thoughts:

septembermom said...

Thanks for the review. I do like mysteries and dogs so maybe I'll give it a try. I would like to read about the "friendship" with the ex-hubby. I didn't think that was possible :)

Lacey said...

This sounds like a fun book! I love dogs! And I love mysteries! I'm writing it down now! :-)

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