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Cat Sitter On A Hot Tin Roof (2009)

by Blaize Clement(Favorite Author)
3.97 of 5 Votes: 2
0312369557 (ISBN13: 9780312369552)
Minotaur Books
A Dixie Hemingway Mystery
review 1: "Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof" by Blaize Clement.FANTASTIC!!! 5 star review.This series just keeps getting better and better. Dixie Hemingway finds a new friend in Laura. Laura seems to be on the run from an abusive husband. She's left Dallas and is trying to remain as incognito as possible. That's what Dixie has been told and that's what Dixie believes...for a while that is. Then Laura is discovered in her shower stabbed to death and hideously mutilated. That's when the truth about Laura and her background becomes even more complicated than originally believed.This wonderful mystery brings us into the world of service dogs. Mazie is a service dog for little Jeffrey. Jeff has been plagued with seizures and Mazie aka Jeff's best friend is his constant help and hope. Jeff is... more scheduled for brain surgery to alieve or completely stop his seizures but that means Jeff and Mazie will be separated. Will that have a negative effect on Jeff and Mazie? If so, how will or can Dixie do anything to resolve this dilemma? I loved this book so original and alive with believable characters...thanks to a creative author. Highly recommended to all lovers of mysteries.
review 2: We own the first four Cat Sitter books and now I have read all of them. This book is from 2005, so I'm sure there are still many more in the series. But we have 100s of other books I haven't read yet, so I'm not looking for more. While the characters and story were as strong as ever, this one seemed a bit rushed and could have benefited from a good bit of tightening. How many times do we have to read that Dixie came home, took a shower, took a nap naked, woke up and put on cargo shorts, a t-shirt, and Keds? How many times do we have to read about the same breakfast she eats every day. I understand the need maybe to mention it for readers who haven't read the first four books, but even then mentioning that stuff once per book should be enough.And with all those pages, the question of which man will Dixie choose, which has been building for three books, doesn't really advance at all. With a $25 cover price for the hardback, this should have been much better. I'm pretty sure I gave the 3rd Cat Sitter book 4.5 stars, so I know Clement has the ability to write great books. Which makes this one disappointing. Still fun and a good read. Over all, solid but a bit flabby. less
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Nice mystery - fun for animal lovers.
Another fun Dixie Hemingway story.
Loved it
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