Review of Show Me The Bunny

Show Me The Bunny

A Melanie Travis Mystery Book #29

Laurien Berenson

5 Stars


Melanie Travis is gifted at raising prize-winning Standard Poodles, not standing in as the Easter Bunny. But when March in Connecticut brings daffodils and dead bodies, she’ll need to hop into action—and fast . . .

Aunt Rose already has a strike against her for not being too fond of dogs—or Aunt Peg. But Melanie still agrees to organize Easter festivities at Gallagher House, the new women’s shelter opened by the stern former nun, even if it takes all the jellybeans in Greenwich to sweeten the arrangement. No sooner does Melanie arrive to dye multicolor eggs and stuff baskets, than she learns devasting news about Beatrice Gallagher, the respected benefactor of the estate. Beatrice has fallen to her death, and the circumstances are shocking . . .  

No one can say why or how charitable Beatrice got pushed into an early grave. Yet for a supposedly warm and generous philanthropist, rumors have her pinned as an overbearing manipulator who used money to control the unfortunate few trapped in her inner circle. Facing an uncertain future as danger lurks around Gallagher House, Melanie and Aunt Rose must tolerate each other’s company long enough to discover the truth about Beatrice’s true nature and identify a vengeful killer—before another person’s idyllic spring break becomes a serious nightmare . . .(Amazon)


The characters are well rounded and well developed.  It is Easter time and Melanie has agreed to organize the Easter activities for a women’s shelter, including an Easter egg hunt.  Her Aunt Rose has opened the women’s shelter with her husband. The benefactor of the shelter is found dead and Melanie has to find out who the killer is.  She has her work cut out for her.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and it took me on a fantastic journey.  The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.   The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider.  I was surprised who the culprit was.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I just love reading about Melanie and her family and all the dogs.  

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.