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Engage patrons with the only global eBook club

Offered several times throughout the year, Big Library Read provides participating OverDrive library and school partners free simultaneous access to a selected title that any reader with a library card or student ID can instantly start reading without holds or waitlists. To help boost engagement, the Big Library Read title is prominently displayed on OverDrive-powered library websites and discoverable through the digital library catalog.

Readers are currently enjoying Laurien Berenson’s murder-mystery A Pedigree to Die For, from June 3 to June 18.

Although the signup deadline has passed for the current Big Library Read, stay tuned for the announcement of our next program in early autumn! For general questions about Big Library Read, you can contact your OverDrive Account Specialist at any time.

June 3-18: A Pedigree to Die For by Laurien Berenson

About the book

The apparent heart attack that killed kennel owner Max Turnbull has left seven pups in mourning, and his wife Peg suspecting foul play. But the only evidence is their missing prize pooch—a pedigreed poodle named Beau.

Enter Melanie Travis. With her young son happily ensconced in day damp, the 30-something teacher and single mother is talked into investigating her uncle’s death—unofficially, of course. Posing as a poodle breeder in search of the perfect stud, Melanie hounds Connecticut’s elite canine competitions, and finds an ally in fellow breeder Sam Driver. But her affection cools when she’s put on the scent of Sam’s questionable past . . . and hot on the trail of a poodle-hating neighbor and one elusive murderer who isn’t ready to come to heel.

Subject: Mystery, FictionFormats: eBook, OverDrive Read, Kindle (U.S. only), EPUB
Lending Model:Simultaneous Use for June 3-18, 2014. After the program, your library may purchase the title for one copy/one user lending.

Praise for “A Pedigree to Die For

A Pedigree to Die For is fascinating.”
Mystery Lovers Bookshop News

“A sleek and unusual book.”
Dog News

“A special treat.”
Library Journal

Laurien Berenson

About the author

Laurien Berenson is an award-winning author. She’s most noted for her Melanie Travis series of murder mysteries based on school teacher Melanie Travis who owns and shows full-size pedigree Standard Poodles. The series includes: Doggie Day Care Murder, Hounded To Death, Chow Down, and Raining Cats & Dogs. Berenson is an Agatha and Macavity nominee, winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, and a four-time winner of the Maxwell Award which is presented by the Dog Writers Association of America. She lives in Kentucky with her family.