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Game of dog bones, Laurien Berenson

Game of dog bones, Laurien Berenson
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Game of dog bones
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Laurien Berenson
As Greenwich, Connecticut, slows down during a bitterly cold February, Melanie and her spunky Aunt Peg head to the city that never sleeps for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. Aunt Peg can't wait to demonstrate her judging chops on national TV, even after being hounded by frustrating mishaps, all seemingly orchestrated by Victor Durbin, an ousted Paugussett Poodle Club Member with a bone to pick. But the bright lights of the show ring grow dim when Victor is found murdered, and Aunt Peg is the one topping the suspect list. Driven to solve the crime on her aunt's behalf, Melanie fetches hair-raising clues about the victim. Victor didn't score many friends with his unethical breeding practices, sketchy puppy café, and penchant for mercilessly scamming others to get ahead. He burned so many bridges his own business partner admits to being delighted by news of his death. It appears Victor finally toyed with the wrong person, and as Melanie digs up more chilling evidence, she realizes exonerating Aunt Peg means confronting a murderer who's in it to win it