Cat Sitter Among the Pigeons: A Dixie Hemingway Mystery (Dixie Hemingway Mysteries)

By Blaize Clement

Author Blaize Clement has earned herself a legion of lovers with the 1st 5 books in her pet-sitting secret sequence. Now Blaize's cherished heroine, Dixie Hemingway, is again, and whilst Dixie's most modern project turns risky, it truly is as much as her to save lots of the day.
Dixie, no relation to you-know-who, helps an injured and cantankerous guy look after Cheddar, his orange shorthair cat. quickly Dixie unearths herself completely smitten with the man's lovable child great-granddaughter. however the baby's naive younger mom has adequate wisdom approximately definite robust neighborhood big-mney honchos to ship them to felony for all times, and they're prepared to do whatever, even kill her child, to close her up.
Caught within the turmoil brought on by the grandfather's prickly satisfaction, the granddaughter's erroneous plans to regain her younger husband's appreciate via telling the reality in courtroom, and the ruthless choice of rich villains to maintain their ill-gotten hundreds of thousands, Dixie is the single one that can rescue the infant. and he or she has to do it with no letting law-enforcement humans recognize -- now not even Lieutenant Guidry, with whom she has a brand new romantic courting.
Does Dixie have her claws sunk too deep to make it out of this one? discover in publication six of Blaize Clement's most appropriate sequence.

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Tom pointed at a photo at the visual display unit. “Is this the man who abducted you? ” In a newspaper photograph, Vern and Kantor Tucker stood in entrance of an plane, Vern a bit in the back of Tucker. They have been either smiling, Tucker extra extensively than Vern. The caption learn, “Kantor Tucker at his aero-compound. ” An accompanying article pointed out the airplane as a brand new Boeing 707, the most recent addition to “Tuck” Tucker’s inner most fleet of planes. there has been no point out of Vern. I stated, “That’s Vern. ” Tom stated, “Here’s one other photo. ” He clicked a few keys and the display choked with a mug shot of Vern’s bruised, sullen face. He acknowledged, “This is from Indiana, a yr or so in the past. His identify is Vernon Brogher. He was once arrested after he slammed a guy’s head right into a wall in a bar. the fellow had requested him to prevent taking phone photographs of the guy’s female friend, and Vern approximately took the guy’s head off. actually. ” “Is he a pilot? ” Tom snorted. “I don’t think Vern is sensible adequate to fly a paper aircraft, less a jet. ” “Ruby stated he’s Tucker’s muscle. ” “Does that suggest he’s Tucker’s bodyguard or the fellow who beats up humans for him? ” “With Vern’s historical past, it most likely potential either. How’d you discover these photographs? ” “If you spend sufficient time on the net, you will find whatever, in particular issues of public list. ” Billy Elliot leaned opposed to my knees to strike a cord in me that point used to be passing. Tom watched me snap Billy’s leash on his collar. I acknowledged, “Do you recognize something approximately drag racing? the pro sort? ” “You taking it up? ” “Ruby is married to Zack Carlyle. He’s a drag racer. you recognize, a type of men who race round on a tune. ” His face took at the glance of a child listening to a few particularly cool online game. He acknowledged, “Drag racers don’t move round on a tune, Dixie. A drag race is a directly shot and it in simple terms lasts a bit over 4 seconds. autos at a time race persistently, until eventually one vehicle has beat out all of the others in its category. ” I stated, “Hunh. ” it doesn't matter what Tom informed me, I saved imagining a line of vehicles tearing round an oval song. I couldn’t wrap my brain round the proposal of a directly race that lasted purely 4 seconds. Billy Elliot whuffed to job my memory that i used to be there to run with him, to not chat with Tom, so I led Billy out to the elevator within the corridor. once we got here again upstairs, I unsnapped Billy Elliot’s leash and waved see you later to Tom. He stated, “How’d you love to visit a drag race? You and Guidry, me and Jennie. ” It appeared like each being on the planet used to be both in a brand new dating, just like the people I knew, or struggling with to maintain a courting, just like the self-destructive cardinal flying into my kitchen window. i suppose a few relationships deliver serenity and a few deliver desperation. Jennie used to be Tom’s new female friend, and he or she had handed my try out of worthiness by means of operating at the seashore with Billy Elliot. yet I wasn’t definite if Guidry and that i have been at a double-dating degree but. becoming a member of one other twosome makes a distinct type of assertion than doing issues by myself as a pair. I wasn’t convinced what the assertion was once, yet I didn’t imagine we have been able to make it but.

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