This time out, Dixie s got a furry partner-in-crime, an irascible Lhasa Apso named Charlie. They ve just arrived at the home of one of Dixie s regular clients to check in on Franklin, a mackerel tabby with avocado-green eyes and a luxuriant coat the color of dried beach grass.Read more...
This time out, Dixie s got a furry partner-in-crime, an irascible Lhasa Apso named Charlie. They ve just arrived at the home of one of Dixie s regular clients to check in on Franklin, a mackerel tabby with avocado-green eyes and a luxuriant coat the color of dried beach grass.
Despite a couple of bumps in the road (Franklin seems to be hiding in one of his favorite cubby holes, and Charlie scratches up the parlor door trying to get to the other side), everything else is perfectly normal.
That is, until the next day, when Dixie discovers a dead body on the other side of that parlor door, along with a note that seems to suggest she had something to do with it. Soon, there s another victim, and then another note, and Dixie quickly finds herself caught in a maze of mystery and danger, where all the clues have her name written all over them, and where she must find the murderer. . . before he finds her."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-17
- Reviewer: Staff
At the start of the Clements light-hearted 11th Dixie Hemingway mystery (after 2015s The Cat-Sitters 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 hes a much bigger, more athletic breed. Its Charlie who draws Dixies attention to a dead body lying in Carolines 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 islands 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.)