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Doggie Day Care Murder by Laurien Berneson

I’m not a big animal fan, but surprisingly I enjoyed Doggie Day Care Murder, by Laurien Berneson.   I picked it up because my sister, who was once petrified of dogs and never allowed her children to have fur pets, now has two dogs Max and Baxter who live in the house and treats them like royalty.   She also talks about Doggie Day Care when she keeps her friend’s dog George for the day.    Berenson’s Melanie Travis mystery is one of those easy reads for a quiet evening.    Co-owner of the Pine Ridge Canine Care Center, Steve Pine is found murdered in his office.   Melanie had only met him the day before when she had toured the facility on behalf of her friend Sarah who was returning to work as a paralegal after being a stay-at-home mom for several years.     Her dog Berkley was going to require doggie day care.    Melanie is newly married to the wonderful Sam, has a brand new baby Kevin, big brother Kevin, an ex-husband with whom she is now friends, and professional dog trainer and judge Aunt Peg.    I would assume her previous 15 books with a dog theme would make just as entertaining reading.    I did notice that good guys are also good dog owners, and “bad guys” are bad dog owners.   Give her a try when you are in the mood for something light and requiring little thought — my kind of reading.