From Margaret Mezzacapo
A Dickens of a Cat and Other Stories of the Cats We Love by Callie Smith Grant
This book is a series of cute short stories about people and cats – how the cats needed people’s care, and how some of the cats saved their people. Easy reading, and appropriate to read to younger folk. One element bothered me, though—there are numerous references to cats having litters of kittens. Come on, people, spay or neuter your pets! Cute book, though.
From Andrea Kalinowski
Author: Blaize Clement
Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter
Dixie Hemingway, no relation to the famous personage, is a pet sitter in the Keys of Florida. She was a former deputy until a personal tragedy derailed her calm and her career. Her brother and his partner are her support system. Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter and Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund are the first and second books in the series respectively. They are humorous reads and one can almost feel the caress of the ocean breezes and inhale the salty tang. Dixie, due to the murdered bodies she is uncovering in the course of her pet sitting duties, is slowly reawakened to the joys and awkwardness of life. She meets, over the corpses, two intriguing men. One is a detective and the other an attorney. Dixie communes with the animals and these undemanding creatures have allowed her space to heal. I cannot wait to read the continuing saga of Dixie and her pet sitting pitfalls.