Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund: The Second Dixie Hemingway Mystery

Blaize Clement, Author
Blaize Clement, Author . St. Martin's Minotaur/Dunne $23.95 (228p) ISBN 978-0-312-34092-6
Reviewed on: 01/01/2007
Release date: 03/01/2007

A former sheriff's deputy in Sarasota, Fla., Dixie Hemingway now earns a living as a pet sitter, a career that once again turns perilous when her charge, a dachshund, digs up a dead body at the start of Clement's fast-paced sophomore effort (after 2005's Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter ). Dixie identifies the victim as Conrad Ferrelli, whose Doberman pinscher she once walked. A wealthy, eccentric son of a famous Ringling Brothers clown, Conrad and his wife, Stevie, were funding the creation of a retirement home for circus performers. But his brother, Denton, a vicious creep with mob connections, possesses no such charitable impulse. Clement builds suspense and delivers startling revelations as both Stevie and Dixie find themselves targets of Denton's resentment. (Mar. )

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