Thursday, November 4, 2010

Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues by Blaize Clement

Ms. Clement has succeeded in the fun-romantic-mystery genre.

Think Sue Grafton - the main character is always on the move, being dragged by or chasing the bad guy. Cross it with Charlaine Harris - stuck in a woe-is-me situation. Add a little Janet Evonovich - poor gal has two guys after her.

The story moves at a fairly good pace. Though clues are obvious, they aren't so obvious that it spoils the fun.

The main character, Dixie Hemingway, is a cat sitter. Had I known you could make a living at it, I would have tried it a long time ago. But Dixie isn't just any cat sitter. She's a cat sitter that used to be a cop. Why, you ask? Because of tragedy, I say. What cop can stay a cop when she can no longer hold a gun with confidence? Not Dixie.

So here she is - a cat sitter. Can she help it if taking care of cats leads her right back into the thick of things she shouldn't be in? Shouldn't she have known better?

If you want a fast read with not too much thinking involved, this is your book. A friend of mine calls it a "bubble bath book." And truthfully, I would read more of her books because sometimes, I just enjoy a good bubble bath.

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