Saturday, September 24, 2016

Another Great Dixie Hemingway Pet Sitter's Mystery: Cat Sitter's Cradle

Cat Sitter's Cradle, is another great Dixie Hemingway Pet Sitter's Mystery. by Blaize and John Clement.

Since I (Rob) took the Amtrak train to Bridgeport, Connecticut to sell my books at the CT Pet Expo, I had time to read, and finished this great book really quickly. This is the 7th in the series. Unfortunately, Blaize Clement who created and wrote the Dixie Hemingway mysteries passed away either during or before this book was finished, but her son John is also a great writer and is listed as co-author. The characters were vivid and enjoyable.

The mystery was yet another that kept you guessing, and I love the Dixie Hemingway character. She's a 30 something widower, whose husband and young daughter were tragically killed by an elderly driver many years before and she resigned from her position as deputy in the town to become a pet sitter. She lives in an apt. over the house of Michael, her gay firefighter brother and his partner Paco, and undercover agent. She's trying to figure out her relationship with a local lawyer, too. Mix in murder, pets and other personalities and it's a great story.

BOOK SUMMARY: Dixie has built a nice, quiet life for herself in the sleepy town of Siesta Key, a sandy resort island off the coast of Florida. In fact, her pet-sitting business is going so well she's even taken on part-time help: Kenny, a handsome young surfer who lives alone in a rickety old houseboat. But things get a little messy when, on an early morning walk in the park with a client's schnauzer, Dixie makes a shocking discovery. Hidden among the leafy brambles is a homeless girl, alone and afraid, cradling a newborn baby in her arms.
Dixie takes the young girl under her wing, even though she's just been hired by Roy Harwick, the snarky executive of a multi-national oil company, to care for his equally snarky Siamese cat, Charlotte, along with his wife's priceless collection of rare, tropical fish. It's not long before Dixie stumbles upon a dead body in the unlikeliest of places, and soon she's set adrift in a murky and dangerous world in which no one is who they appear to be.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next