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The Cat Sitter's Cradle

The Cat Sitter's Cradle

A Dixie Hemingway Mystery

Dixie Hemingway Mysteries (Volume 8)

Blaize and John Clement

Minotaur Books

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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 off the coast of Florida. In fact, her pet-sitting business is going so well she's even taken on part-time help: Kenny, a handsome young surfer who lives alone in a rickety old houseboat. But things get a little messy when, on an early morning walk in the park with a client's schnauzer, Dixie makes a shocking discovery. Hidden among the leafy brambles is a homeless girl, alone and afraid, cradling a newborn baby in her arms.
Dixie takes the young girl under her wing, even though she's just been hired by Roy Harwick, the snarky executive of a multi-national oil company, to care for his equally snarky Siamese cat, Charlotte, along with his wife's priceless collection of rare, tropical fish. It's not long before Dixie stumbles upon a dead body in the unlikeliest of places, and soon she's set adrift in a murky and dangerous world in which no one is who they appear to be.
Smart, fast-paced and entertaining, The Cat Sitter's Cradle is a perfect illustration of why
Dixie's loyal fans have come to know and love her and eagerly await the next installment of her adventures.

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It was about 6:00 A.M. when Rufus and I saw Joyce Metzger on the walking path that runs around the perimeter of Glebe Park at the north end of Siesta Key. Rufus is a scruffy-faced schnauzer who firmly believes that he's in total...

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Praise for The Cat Sitter's Cradle

“Fans of pet mysteries, such as those by Laurien Berenson, will enjoy it, as will anyone hankering for a little virtual travel to Siesta Key.” —Booklist on THE CAT SITTER'S PAJAMAS

“Dixie's latest adventure keeps you glued to your seat from the first chapter.” —Kirkus Reviews on CAT SITTER AMONG THE PIGEONS

“A riveting and rewarding read.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch on CAT SITTER AMONG THE PIGEONS

“Another enjoyable tale from Blaize Clement.” —Kirkus Reviews on RAINING CAT SITTERS AND DOGS

“Smooth prose, a lush background...a fine-feathered read.” —Publishers Weekly on RAINING CAT SITTERS AND DOGS

“Thoughtful and compelling.” —Publishers Weekly on CAT SITTER ON A HOT TIN ROOF

“A feel-good [series]...Recommend this one for readers who liked the southern setting and animal characters in Joyce and Jim Lavene's The Telltale Turtle.” —Booklist on CAT SITTER ON A HOT TIN ROOF

“Gutsy, sexy…Dixie is Siesta Key's favorite pet sitter.” —Sarasota Herald-Tribune on EVEN CAT SITTERS GET THE BLUES

“Blends elements of cozy and thriller to produce an unusual and enjoyable hybrid . . . sure to delight readers.” —Publishers Weekly on EVEN CAT SITTERS GET THE BLUES

“For fans of Susan Conant and Clea Simon.” —Library Journal on EVEN CAT SITTERS GET THE BLUES

“Ingenious…captivating. Here is a series that even people who dislike pet mysteries can enjoy.” —Reviewing the Evidence on EVEN CAT SITTERS GET THE BLUES

“Will have readers begging for more treats.” —Lansing State Journal on EVEN CAT SITTERS GET THE BLUES

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