The Cat Sitter’s Whiskers by John Clement is the 10th book in the “Dixie Hemingway” mystery series. Publisher: Minotaur, March 2015
Set in the sleepy beach-side town of Siesta Key, Florida, THE CAT SITTER’S WHISKERS catches up with Dixie as she heads off for work one morning in the dimly lit hours before sunrise.
Her very first client of the morning is Barney Feldman, a Maine coon cat with a reputation for mischief who’s guarding his vacationing owner’s valuable collection of decidedly creepy antique masks. But someone’s hiding in the house when she arrives, and they sneak up and knock her out cold. When the cops arrive at the house, there’s just one problem: no one has broken in and nothing is missing.
Searching for answers, Dixie soon finds herself hopelessly trapped in a murky world of black market antiques, dark-hearted secrets, and murderous revenge. . . a mystery only she can solve.
I love it. This was a fun read that I enjoyed from beginning to end. The tone of this light-hearted whodunit was very comfortable and I liked how nicely the story flowed. The author has a way with the written words that pulled me in and I felt like I was part of all the action, standing right next to Dixie. The mystery was well done and kept me turning the pages to see what happens next. I like the portrayal of Dixie as very determined and when she is threatened, step aside, because nothing will stop her. This was a delightfully entertaining and I look forward to the next book in the series.