Book Number in 2008: 29
Book From: Library
Date Started: 6/14/08
Date Finished: 6/19/08
My Rating: 3
Author: Blaize Clement
Title: Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter
Series: 1st in Dixie Hemmingway series
Format: Hardcover (large print)
My friend Jackie told me a couple of weeks ago that she's been reading this series and thought it was pretty cute.. I figured I'd give it a try too. :)
I'm not sure if this book is considered a Cozy Mystery or not, but I had thought it was when I picked it up.. But after reading it I would say it isn't since I found there were some gruesome details and a few crude/rude comments.. Just didn't have a cozy feel to it.
That aside, the story really kept me reading.. I really liked Dixie and would like to know more about her.. I may give the next one a try sometime in the future.
Description from the publisher:
Dixie Hemingway knows first-hand that many things in life are worse than a dirty litter box. Once happy as a Florida sheriff's deputy, she lost everything when senseless tragedy shattered her world. Now Dixie laces up her sneakers, grabs some kitty treats, and copes with one day at a time as a pet-sitter. Her investigations deal strictly with “crimes” such as who peed on the bed . . . until she finds a dead man face down in an Abyssinian's water bowl. With the local cops stymied—including a handsome detective who catches her eye—she decides to clip a leash on a lead or two and go sleuthing herself. Dixie soon finds out that the Abyssinian's pretty owner has vanished and left behind a shocking past, a lonely cat, and a chilling reason for Dixie to start running when she's out walking the dogs.