Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof (Dixie Hemingway Mysteries, No. 4)

By Blaize Clement

Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter brought a profitable sleuth in Florida puppy sitter Dixie Hemingway, and the following books within the sequence, Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund and Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues, firmly verified writer Blaize Clement as a brand new celebrity among secret enthusiasts. Now Dixie Hemingway, no relation to you-know-who, is again during this fourth riveting installment.

When Dixie meets Laura Halston, a newcomer to Siesta Key, she acknowledges a kindred spirit and believes she's came upon a brand new buddy. Disarmingly appealing, Laura confesses that she's in hiding from an abusive husband. Later, whilst Laura gets threatening mobile calls, Dixie is bound the husband is the culprit.

But the extra Dixie learns approximately Laura, the fewer sure she is set anything…and then issues flip lethal. As she attempts to appreciate Laura’s prior, Dixie is pressured to recognize issues approximately herself that she hasn't ever confronted before.

Fast-paced and gripping, Cat Sitter on a scorching Tin Roof is every thing Blaize Clement’s many fanatics have come to expect.

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Frannie was once great adequate, yet I suspected she wasn’t a puppy individual. i might by no means have informed Tom, however the fact was once I didn’t imagine she used to be more than enough for him and Billy Elliot. I knocked on Tom’s door, then used my key to move in. Billy Elliot bounded to fulfill me within the lobby, and we kissed hi as though we hadn’t simply left one another a couple of hours sooner than. Tom used to be engaged on taxes or whatever at his kitchen desk, so I hollered hi to him and took Billy Elliot out to the elevator and downstairs. Billy Elliot must run tough laps round the parking zone for no less than fifteen mins, after which it takes him one other ten mins to discover the fitting trees to pee on, the suitable patch of grass to make a deposit. by the point I’ve amassed it in a single of my poop luggage, and he’s made one ultimate streak round the car parking zone, we’ve spent an outstanding thirty mins open air. after we bought again upstairs, Tom used to be nonetheless operating and didn’t pop out to speak like he often does. I caught my head within the kitchen to claim hi and observed a strained face and bloodshot eyes. I acknowledged, “You ok? ” He waved his hand dismissively. “I’m tremendous. Stayed up too past due. ” i may inform he didn’t are looking to speak, so I informed him so long, gave Billy Elliot one other smooch, and left them. yet i used to be suspicious approximately Tom’s clarification. i might have guess stable cash that Frannie was once the matter, no longer past due hours. I was hoping they labored it out, simply because he were happier due to the fact that Frannie got here into his existence. up to I didn’t imagine she was once more than enough for him, I didn’t wish him to lose her. by the point I labored my option to Mazie’s condominium, it used to be nearing 5 o’clock. I parked within the driveway in the back of Pete’s vehicle and rang the doorbell. Mazie used to be shut beside Pete whilst he responded the door, they usually either appeared frightened. Pete stated, “Mazie has been looking all of the rooms for Jeffrey. She’s whimpering too, like she thinks she’s misplaced him. ” That’s precisely what Mazie most likely notion, that someway she had misplaced her boy. that will be undesirable sufficient for any significant other puppy, yet for a carrier puppy it'd be even worse. Her task was once to stick with reference to Jeffrey, so she could imagine she had failed in her accountability. I stated, “Pete, have you brushed a golden retriever? ” His forehead furrowed like Mazie’s. “Excuse me? ” “Let’s take Mazie to the lanai and I’ll display. ” not anything on the earth is as calming as brushing a puppy, and canine love it too. even if I don’t often groom pets in the course of a day stopover at, today wasn’t a standard day for Mazie. I led her to the lanai, and Pete with mugs of sizzling espresso. He placed one at the desk for me, and acknowledged, “Jeffrey’s highly younger to need to struggle for his existence. ” I didn’t resolution him. I didn’t are looking to discuss what used to be occurring to Jeffrey. It hit too with reference to domestic, made me be mindful too vividly how small and fragile Christy had seemed in dying. Pete fell silent and watched me pull an undercoat rake via Mazie’s hair. Nature gave golden retrievers double coats to maintain them hot in iciness. That’s an asset up north, yet in Florida it’s like donning thermal lingerie in August, so that they shed it.

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