©2006 Blaize Clement; (P)2007 Recorded Books
"Dixie is a complex, well-conceived character and the plot fast-moving and believable." (Kirkus Reviews)
The book is very interesting, with a refreshing cast of characters and a modern leading character who has real-life concerns, foibles, and family. Left me wanting more of the same!
Except for the 90-year difference in settings, the book reminded me very much of the Maisie Dobbs series.
I hope more books by this author are recorded!
Me? ....... Capable of many moods, and enjoying a vast range of literature. Incapable of uploading a picture and realized none of the Avatars are ......appropriate. That pretty much "tells" it all.
This is my first Dixie Hemingway Mystery but it will not be my last! Since I live in Sarasota where the action takes place I felt right at home in the middle of all the scenes. Julia Gibson gave a great performance. Was a good mystery, written with good comical plot yet touches a lot of serious emotional avenues to cruise down with a great twist at the end. Loved Dixie's relationship with her animal characters and her devotion to seeing that they were well taken care of. All the characters were nicely fleshed out. I highly recommend this book and will let you know what I think of the next one. I have high hopes for this author. You go Blaize Clement!
I am so glad to have found another series that is just what I look for when listening to books. Entertainment with some mystery but not gruesome and always a bit of humour without being silly. I am looking forward to the next books.
Yes, the audio is very nice.
Every new encounter Dixie has is memorable because she has such a different way of bonding with people - or not.
All the moments with Dixie interacting with her animal clients are moving. She shows such sensitivity to their needs.
This is a rare change from your usual "character turn sleuth" story. Dixie comes with a skill for "detecting" and knows what she's doing. The baggage she carries around seems just a bit heavy, however.
This is a cozy mystery set in Florida with younger people, no mansions, and pets.
Dixie has suffered through a major tragedy and is just starting to come alive again. The details about Florida life were interesting. As a dog lover the pet angle was fun too. My only problem with the book is the way it ended. It wasn't a bad ending but it needed a couple more paragraphs. I will be reading more of these.
The author does a great job building the characters so you relate to their thoughts and emotions.
The story is steady, believable and consistent.
I liked lots of scenes in this story, I don't think I can choose just one.
No, I hadn't planned to listen to it all at once but it ended up that way. It is one of those books you can't put down.
I enjoyed her voice and she did an excellent job of portraying the heroine. I have listened to each of the books multiple times.
Yes since I suppose it's the in thing to sneer at people with differing political opinions.
I think she is probably fine, but if this is the sort of stuff she reads, I don't think I want to listen.
I'm too turned off to hunt for any.
Maybe I should stick to older mysteries.
The author kept weaving in a political agenda that was neither seemless nor essential to the narrative. It was awkward and distracting. I finally gave up on this one.
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