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Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter: Dixie Hemingway Mysteries, Book 1 | [Blaize Clement]

Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter: Dixie Hemingway Mysteries, Book 1

Dixie Hemingway is a pet sitter for some of Florida's most pampered pets. But when she happens upon a man drowned in a cat's water bowl, Dixie's sleuthing powers from her time as a deputy sheriff return full-force. And as more bodies keep turning up, she'd better find out whodunit.
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Publisher's Summary

Dixie Hemingway is a pet sitter for some of Florida's most pampered pets. But when she happens upon a man drowned in a cat's water bowl, Dixie's sleuthing powers from her time as a deputy sheriff return full-force. And as more bodies keep turning up, she'd better find out whodunit.

©2006 Blaize Clement; (P)2007 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"Dixie is a complex, well-conceived character and the plot fast-moving and believable." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    A Wicked Old Lady from Boston Rexhame, MA 08-10-07
    A Wicked Old Lady from Boston Rexhame, MA 08-10-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Incredible"

    When I first saw the cutesy title I wasn't too sure if I was making the correct choice. Since I have loved mystery stories beginning with Nancy Drew that are solved by women I continued with my purchase. "Dixie Hemingway" is one heck of a crime solver. I cannot wait for future books. I am hooked. Oh, and despite the cute title, it's a rather dark mystery at times.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen McDonald 09-08-11 Member Since 2010

    Kathleen in FL

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    "Hometown places made it fun"

    Living in Sarasota made listening to this book extra nice. It was a gripping story but light, like the "Alphabet" murder books of Sue Grafton. The book went far too fast. I am sorry that the author, Blaize Clement, died this summer. I hope Audible will record more of her books.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Ursula Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada 06-09-12
    Ursula Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada 06-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A fun book."

    My niece introduced me to this witty tongue-in-cheek mystery series. Will appeal to animal lovers.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Miriam San Angelo, TX, United States 02-11-08
    Miriam San Angelo, TX, United States 02-11-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter"

    I liked this book. Would like to see more from the author. Light listening. Easy to follow plot liked the characters. Would recommend.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    LB in Dallas Dallas, Tx United States 05-06-13
    LB in Dallas Dallas, Tx United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2002

    marlin515

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    "A Fun Trip Back"
    Where does Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Hard to say but a really pleasant read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the years I lived in Sarasota! This was like a trip down memory lane for me. I loved following along the roads I knew so well. I had a Siamese cat from Nokomis who had kittens, one of whom was named Ghost by my friend in Tampa who adopted her, so I found it funny there was a cat with the same name.


    What about Julia Gibson’s performance did you like?

    Great voice for the characters. Can't imagine anyone doing it better.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Crime wave in Sarasota, Florida!!
    Seriously, one book has more crime than the average year in Sarasota, Siesta Key hardly had enough going on to make the Herald.


    Any additional comments?

    Why isn't the whole series in audible format? It should be. I'm having to download the rest to Kindle and actually wear out my eyes reading.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer PORT TOWNSEND, WA, United States 05-18-13
    Amazon Customer PORT TOWNSEND, WA, United States 05-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Why the snide remarks about people"
    Would you try another book from Blaize Clement and/or Julia Gibson?

    No way.


    Has Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes since I suppose it's the in thing to sneer at people with differing political opinions.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Julia Gibson’s performances?

    I think she is probably fine, but if this is the sort of stuff she reads, I don't think I want to listen.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I'm too turned off to hunt for any.


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe I should stick to older mysteries.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    S. tome, NM, United States 12-23-13
    S. tome, NM, United States 12-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Refreshing Read"
    What did you love best about Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter?

    The book is very interesting, with a refreshing cast of characters and a modern leading character who has real-life concerns, foibles, and family. Left me wanting more of the same!


    What other book might you compare Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter to and why?

    Except for the 90-year difference in settings, the book reminded me very much of the Maisie Dobbs series.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope more books by this author are recorded!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    julia SARASOTA, FL, United States 11-21-13
    julia SARASOTA, FL, United States 11-21-13 Member Since 2012

    Me? ....... Capable of many moods, and enjoying a vast range of literature. Incapable of uploading a picture and realized none of the Avatars are ......appropriate. That pretty much "tells" it all.

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    "MY 'CUROSITY' JUST GETTING STARTED! GREAT BOOK!"

    This is my first Dixie Hemingway Mystery but it will not be my last! Since I live in Sarasota where the action takes place I felt right at home in the middle of all the scenes. Julia Gibson gave a great performance. Was a good mystery, written with good comical plot yet touches a lot of serious emotional avenues to cruise down with a great twist at the end. Loved Dixie's relationship with her animal characters and her devotion to seeing that they were well taken care of. All the characters were nicely fleshed out. I highly recommend this book and will let you know what I think of the next one. I have high hopes for this author. You go Blaize Clement!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Davis 09-15-13
    Barbara Davis 09-15-13 Member Since 2001

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A light read that was well read"

    I can't tolerate poor narration, formula romance or bad writing so it is hard to find a murder mystery with minimum foreboding, gore and disgusting details that isn't insipid and/or boring. This book had interesting characters, their back stories were revealed nicely, the narration was good, there was a plot (and murder) but it wasn't "heavy". It's also hard to find a good book with a pink cover.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lilian Santos Long Island City, NY United States 08-09-13
    Lilian Santos Long Island City, NY United States 08-09-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Light but interesting, well written, entertaining"

    I am so glad to have found another series that is just what I look for when listening to books. Entertainment with some mystery but not gruesome and always a bit of humour without being silly. I am looking forward to the next books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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