This is one of another series of mysteries, and I just found out on the author's website that this is the last book of the series. I was sad to learn that, but I haven't read all of the books in this particular series yet, so I still have some to look forward to.
Melanie Travis is the owner of standard poodles and has shown poodles in dog shows. So if you are a dog lover, you will enjoy this series. She now has five poodles, due to the fact that her husband, Sam, brought a few of his dogs on the scene when he and Melanie were married.
In this novel, Melanie has a new baby to look after, Kevin, and nine year old Davey now has a new brother. Her friend, Alice, is returning to work after a long absence, and wants Melanie to check out a local doggie day care center where Alice is contemplating leaving her dog during the day while she is at the office. Melanie is glad to comply, but does not expect a murder on the premises. Pine Ridge Canine Care Center is owned by brother and sister, Steve and Candy Pine. But Steve is lying dead on the floor of his office with a fatal gunshot wound shortly after Melanie meets him for the first time, and not only is Melanie checking out the day care center, but also the murder.
I am a dog lover and I enjoy mysteries, and the reader gets a taste of both in this novel. In previous novels, Melanie was showing dogs at dog shows, and it was also interesting to read about that. There isn't so much about dog shows featured in this novel, but it was still a very enjoyable book.
This was number fifteen and the last in this series. But with fourteen other books before it, if you enjoy this type of novel, you would have a lot to choose from.