©2006 Blaize Clement; (P)2007 Recorded Books
"Dixie is a complex, well-conceived character and the plot fast-moving and believable." (Kirkus Reviews)
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.
A Book and a Cat: Nothing more
A fun entrance into a geographical area and career far different from my own, Clement creates a protagonist and cast of characters who are quirky, smart, and full of unforeseen layers. When one needs a digression from "real life" (at least for most of us), this could be it. I will add that the final solution is quite dark, and readers with delicate sensibilities may not enjoy what they find here. For myself, I've just downloaded the sequel!
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.
Not only did I get a great mystery in this book - it also gave me a few tricks that my cat my cat enjoyed.
The characters in this book were fun, the story line interested me to the end and though I saw some parts of the ending coming - many I didn't.
What a fun read!!!
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