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By Kaye C. Hill

All she sought after used to be to break out - and by surprise it’s raining cats, canine and our bodies! Lexy Lomax has run clear of her obnoxious husband, taking together with her a funky part million of his ill-gotten earnings and a homicidal chihuahua referred to as Kinky. Holed up in a decrepit log cabin at the Suffolk coast, Lexy unearths herself unsuitable for the former proprietor of the cabin, a personal investigator, now deceased. ahead of she is familiar with it she's embroiled in a cocktail of marital infidelity (possibly), lacking cats (probably) and poison pen letters (definitely). Oh, definite - and a homicide or two...

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Set at the Suffolk coast, Hill's droll debut introduces unintentional sleuth Alexandra Lexy Lomax. After gaining knowledge of that her flaky husband, Gerard Warwick-Holmes, the superstar of TV's Heirlooms on your Attic, is a criminal, Lexy flees London—along together with her puppy Chihuahua and part 1000000 quid of Gerard's stolen loot—and takes shelter at Otter's finish, a log cabin in Clopwolde-on-Sea. Lexy quickly realizes that Mrs. Glenda Doyle, the cabin's deceased past occupant, were a PI with an advert for discreet companies nonetheless working within the neighborhood paper. How challenging can or not it's, wonders Lexy, who's wanting prepared money (she doesn't dare contact the stolen cash for the moment), to path a in all probability philandering spouse or find a lacking cat? It seems to be very demanding, certainly, after the spouse is murdered and the cat proves extra beneficial than the common tom cat. Crisp prose and a plot laced with animal tomfoolery will retain readers amused and longing for a sequel.

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Sooly whooped as the air rushed out of her lungs, rolled over, gathered the small boy in her arms and playfully massaged his scalp with her knuckles through a shock of cotton-white hair. "Let's go swimming, Sooly," her cousin, Bill, gasped through his laughter. "Twim, Tooly," said young Anne, coming up to join in the roughhouse. "In you go," Sooly said, tossing Bill into the creek. He went out of sight, came up blowing and kicking energetically. Sooly lowered Anne by the arms to let her stand on the lower lip of the dock, which was under water on the mid-tide.

Sooly whooped as the air rushed out of her lungs, rolled over, gathered the small boy in her arms and playfully massaged his scalp with her knuckles through a shock of cotton-white hair. "Let's go swimming, Sooly," her cousin, Bill, gasped through his laughter. "Twim, Tooly," said young Anne, coming up to join in the roughhouse. "In you go," Sooly said, tossing Bill into the creek. He went out of sight, came up blowing and kicking energetically. Sooly lowered Anne by the arms to let her stand on the lower lip of the dock, which was under water on the mid-tide.

The growing incidence of something so simple as a smile was reward for her work. The job was not an easy one. It was a stunning challenge, in fact. A lot of time and energy had been expended on the outward blink in a transferral of certain materials from the cargo wells to their designated places, but as paint was applied to dull walls and bulkheads in pleasing brightness, as soft hangings muted the harsh contours of the quarters, she could see the improvement. She would have to justify the expense of tossing perfectly good but unattractive hard metal furniture out the jettison hatch to be replaced by soft-hued, rich woods from the decorator colony on Ankan II, but she was not concerned.

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