Melanie Travis is the protagonist in a series of mystery novels by American author Laurien Berenson. Melanie is a teacher who owns a bunch of Standard Poodles and takes them to dog shows. She also is talked into taking on a side job as an amateur sleuth whenever something happens to go wrong.


Laurien Berenson is an American novelist of mystery novels, psychological thriller novels, romance novels and young adult novels. She writes the Melanie Travis Mysteries series. She has won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and Maxwell Award, while she has also been nominated for the Agatha and Macavity awards.