Synopses & Reviews
At the start of the Clements’ light hearted 11th Dixie Hemingway mystery (after 2015’s The Cat Sitter’s Whiskers) the Siesta Key Fla. pet sitter and former deputy sheriff stops by the house of vacationing Caroline Greaver who has left a cat and a rabbit at home. Accompanying Dixie is Charlie a “fluffy faced Lhasa apso who thinks he’s a much bigger more athletic breed.” It’s Charlie who draws Dixie’s attention to a dead body lying in Caroline’s front hall. The detectives who subsequently investigate find a note on the body: “See you in hell Dixie.” Despite the threat Dixie maintains her normal schedule including meeting the island’s so called scarlet woman Elba Kramer who wants Dixie to care for her rare bird. A second body and a second note with a chilling message indicate Dixie is next. A near miss for Dixie sends her on the run. The surprise closing twist promises romantic complications for Dixie in the next installment. Agent: Al Zuckerman Writers House. (Dec.) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
Dixie Hemingway, everyone s favorite pet-sitting sleuth, is back for yet another riveting case. Set in the lush and beautiful island of Siesta Key, with a cast of characters that Dixie fans the world over have come to know and love, The Cat Sitter and the Canary, the latest book in this critically acclaimed series is sure to leave both mystery fans and cat lovers alike purring with delight.
This time, Dixie finds a tall, handsome tourist loitering around the home of one of her long-time clients. He tells her he s just arrived from Scotland and that he s lost his glasses, which presumably explains why he can t find the house he rented for his seaside vacation. Dixie points him to the bungalow across the street (but not before rebuffing a few of the sexy Scotsman s passes) and then continues about her business.
She doesn t think about him again until she stumbles upon a dead body in her client s front hall a man in a three-piece suit with jet-black hair, delicate wrists, and a small notecard stuck to his lapel with a pearl-tipped hat pin. Right away, Dixie puts on her sleuthing cap and starts looking for clues, but when she sees what s written on that card, she knows this is going to be an adventure unlike any she s ever had before.
And if she s not careful, it just might be her last