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The Cat Sitter's Cradle: A Dixie Hemingway Mystery

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Blaize Clement won fans all over the world with the charm and wit of her pet-sitting mysteries. Now, with the help of her son, author John Clement, Blaize's beloved heroine Dixie Hemingway is back for yet another thrilling adventure in this critically-acclaimed series.
Dixie has built a nice, quiet life for herself in the sleepy town of Siesta Key, a sandy resort island of
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by Minotaur Books (first published July 9th 2013)
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Betty
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Dixie and Joyce Metzger are walking dogs when they apparent exotic dead bird and young illegal girl who just given birth. They take the girl under their "wing" and Joyce takes the girl, baby and bird home. The bird is not dead. Meanwhile Dixie is hired by a wealthy couple, Harwick to care for their cat and fish. On her first visit Dixie finds Mr Harwick at the bottom on the pool. The pool boy, Kenny is a suspect and a friend of Dixie. She begins to look into what is occurring. Ethan
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Betty
Mar 25, 2015 Betty rated it it was amazing
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Dixie and Joyce Metzger are walking dogs when they apparent exotic dead bird and young illegal girl who just given birth. They take the girl under their "wing" and Joyce takes the girl, baby and bird home. The bird is not dead. Meanwhile Dixie is hired by a wealthy couple, Harwick to care for their cat and fish. On her first visit Dixie finds Mr Harwick at the bottom on the pool. The pool boy, Kenny is a suspect and a friend of Dixie. She begins to look into what is occurring. Ethan and Dixie ro ...more
Melody
Aug 12, 2014 Melody rated it it was amazing
I didn't know the author of this series, Blaize Clement had padded away. Her son has taken up the series and done an excellent job on this installment, so much so that I didn't realized she hadn't written it until I got to the end of the book. I really enjoy the pet sitting heroine in this series. She is smart, funny, lonely and gets caught up in situations whilst taking care of her pet clients. Now she is getting some well deserved romance as well as staying busy ferreting out criminals. I look ...more
Charlene
Jul 22, 2014 Charlene rated it really liked it
I really enjoy this series. Dixie is a devoted pet sitter who loves her charges and is trusted by the owners. She' s had some hard times but the " babies" she watches are healing her along with her firefighter brother and his undercover cop partner. The description of life on a Floridian island is awesome -- I feel like I'm there. Take a cozy read for your vacation. Caution: because this is a series, to really grasp the relationships and Dixie' story, find book one. It' s not necessary but it he ...more
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Jean C. Liles
Really liked the first books in this series. since she died and her son took over they lack something..will continue to read however.....
Amanda
Dec 30, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
Seamlessly done, John...what a wonderful tribute to your mom that you could write so well this next in the series, continuing her legacy of excellent storytelling. So bittersweet to read Dixie's latest adventure, knowing her creator has passed, but you have picked up your mom's mantle of weaving an engaging tale brilliantly. I know I am not alone in hoping Dixie will live on, stumbling into further mysteries and growing closer to Ethan, through your writing! Well done! And...thank you.
Josy
Mar 17, 2015 Josy rated it liked it
Good, but not the same as Blaize Clement's books
Robin
Jan 05, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing
I'm always hesitant when an author passes & someone else (even family) takes over the series. This was a home run as far as I am concerned. John Clement did a very good job of carrying on a series I dearly love. I enjoyed this book so well I'm eager to read the next. LOVE Dixie & can't wait for the next one!
Joey
Nov 03, 2014 Joey rated it liked it
A cute book I probably would have enjoyed more if I hadn't put it down for a while between readings.
Terrie Moran
Dec 06, 2013 Terrie Moran rated it it was amazing
Dixie Hemingway is a pet sitter in sleepy Siesta Key Florida. Her personal history is tragic and her professional history in law enforcement gives her a bit more courage than your average pet sitter. This collaboration by John Clement and his late mother Blaize Clement brings us a very modern story told in a way that makes the reader feel what each character is going through. Really fine book, as I've come to expect from this series.
Joann
Sep 08, 2015 Joann rated it really liked it
Fun, enjoyable read!
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Oct 28, 2013 Gloria added it
I like this series. Dixie is an ex cop who resigned from the force after a personal tragedy. Still it seems that in her new job as a pet sitter she keeps coming across dead bodies. Very enjoyable plots.
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Ah, I love it when an author picks up threads from an earlier book, especially when I have been looking for them. This book mentions Ghost and the legacy.
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