Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter: The First Dixie Hemingway Mystery

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St. Martin's Press, Jan 2, 2007 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Until three years ago, Dixie Hemingway was a deputy with the Sarasota County Sherriff's Department in southwest Florida. Then came a tragic accident. Now Dixie's a pet-sitter on Siesta Key, a lush, exotic barrier island where the people tend to be rich, suntanned, and tolerant of one another's quirks.

As Dixie tried to get her life back in order, pet-sitting is the perfect job. She goes into people's homes while they're gone and takes care of their pets; she likes the animals, they like her, and she doesn't have to deal with people very much. She especially does not have to be afraid that she'll run into a situation that will cause her to lose her hard-won composure.

But when Dixie finds a man bizarrely drowned in a cat's water bowl, she is drawn into a tangled web of danger and secrets. Unbeknownst to Lieutenant Guidry, the homicide detective handling the murder, Dixie begins her own investigation into the whereabouts of the cat's owner, who has now vanished. Fans of The Cat Who... book series by Lilian Jackson Braun will adore this riveting new pet-oriented sleuth and will eagerly await Dixie's next case: Will duplicity dog the dachshund?


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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

It's a promising debut, but the plotting is weak. She wraps things up a little too neatly at the end, and without enough explanation. I'll try one more because she shows promise. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Sarasota, Fla., is a peaceful spot for a pet sitter until her job leads to murder.Dixie Hemingway is on medical leave from the Sheriff's Department after the accidental death of her husband and child ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Blaize Clement originated the Dixie Hemingway mystery series, starting with Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter and Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund. She collaborated with her son John Clement on the plots and characters for forthcoming novels. Blaize lived for many years in Sarasota, Florida.

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