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The world of dog shows is interesting, but the central setting -- a competition to become a dog-food representative -- is less than enthralling. Plus, it's difficult for any reader, especially one new to the series, to become fully involved in the murder of a character that was just introduced. Many characters border on caricatures, but Melanie is a likable heroine. The scenes that focus on her family are the most interesting part of a story that gives too much space to poodle grooming styles.
In this installment of the Melanie Travis series, Melanie and her beloved poodle Faith are less than enthusiastic entrants in a competition to be the face
Reviewed By: Stephanie Schneider
Published: September 2006