Cat Sitter Among the Pigeons
Author Blaize Clement has earned herself a legion of fans with the first five books in her pet-sitting mystery series. Now Blaize's beloved heroine, Dixie Hemingway, is back, and when Dixie's latest assignment turns dangerous, it's up to her to save the day. Dixie, no relation to you-know-who,... show more
Author Blaize Clement has earned herself a legion of fans with the first five books in her pet-sitting mystery series. Now Blaize's beloved heroine, Dixie Hemingway, is back, and when Dixie's latest assignment turns dangerous, it's up to her to save the day. Dixie, no relation to you-know-who, is helping an injured and cantankerous man take care of Cheddar, his orange shorthair cat. Soon Dixie finds herself totally smitten with the man's adorable infant great-granddaughter. But the baby's naive young mother has enough knowledge about certain powerful local big-mney honchos to send them to prison for life, and they are willing to do anything, even kill her baby, to shut her up. Caught in the turmoil caused by the grandfather's prickly pride, the granddaughter's misguided plans to regain her young husband's respect by telling the truth in court, and the ruthless determination of wealthy villains to preserve their ill-gotten millions, Dixie is the only person who can rescue the baby. And she has to do it without letting law-enforcement people know -- not even Lieutenant Guidry, with whom she has a new romantic relationship. Does Dixie have her claws sunk too deep to make it out of this one? Find out in book six of Blaize Clement's splendid series.
Publish date: January 4th 2011
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: A Dixie Hemingway Mystery (#6)
I like this series because I grew up spending all my time on Siesta Key, but it is not a cheerful cozy series. I find it melancholy and a bit hard to read sometimes, but I see hints of humour now in the later books and I'll stick with the series, if for nothing else than a 'visit' home.
This series quickly became a favorite for me and this one didn't disappoint. This isn't quite cozy, but it's not hardboiled either. Hard to classify as anything but good reading!