Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter: The First Dixie Hemingway Mystery

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Macmillan, 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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A solid read with a well crafted plot. - Goodreads
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Plot and characters, decent. - Goodreads
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Review: Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery #1)

User Review  - Becky Gray - Goodreads

I have been reading a lot of best seller lit books recently and thought I needed a break. So, I picked up this cozy little mystery. It really didn't do the trick - either my tastes have changed or it ... Read full review

Review: Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery #1)

User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

#1 in the Dixie Hemingway series. The debut novel by author Clement. A charming cozy series about a pet sitter on a Florida key who has a propensity, as cozy protagonists do, of discovering bodies ... Read full review

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The Dixie Hemingway Novels in Chronological Order
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About the author (2007)

Blaize Clement is the author of the Dixie Hemingway mysteries: Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund, Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues, Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof, Raining Cat Sitters and Dogs, and Cat Sitter Among the Pigeons. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime. Clement has been a stay at home mom, dressmaker, caterer, and worked as a psychologist for 25 years. She has never been a pet sitter, but has shared her home with dogs, cats, birds, fish, and neurotic gerbils. She lives in Sarasota, Florida.

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