The Cat Sitter mystery series, featuring Dixie Hemingway, a pet sitter who lives on one of the Florida keys, has been a favorite of mine ever since the first book in the series, Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter, came out seven years ago. The series was originally written by Blaize Clement. Her son, John Clement, continued the series after her death in 2011. Blaize had been collaborating on plots and characters for future novels with John.
In The Cat Sitter’s Nine Lives, Dixie witnesses a head-on collision on the main road that runs through her beach town. After pulling one of the drivers from his car just before it explodes, Dixie heads to the local bookstore, where she meets Cosmo the bookstore cat and the store’s owner, Mr. Hoskins. When Cosmo and Mr. Hoskins disappear without a trace, Dixie can’t help but investigate. She soon finds herself involved in a twisted mystery of murder, revenge and deception.
Dixie is one of my favorite cozy mystery heroines, and the setting of this series always makes me wish I lived in her little beachfront house. I’ve enjoyed following Dixie’s development over the life of the series, and I was particularly happy that Dixie finds happiness in a new romance in this installment. Or does she? You’ll just have to read the book to find out.
The setting, the characters, and the plot make The Cat Sitter’s Nine Lives a great addition to your summer reading list.
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