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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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    CoastalKate Rexhame, MA 08-10-07
    CoastalKate Rexhame, MA 08-10-07
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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.

    12 of 12 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.

    8 of 8 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

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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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    pat PORT TOWNSEND, WA, United States 05-18-13
    pat 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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    Wadie Santa Ana, CA, United States 06-15-13
    Wadie Santa Ana, CA, United States 06-15-13 Member Since 2007
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    "lighthearted fun"

    This is a cozy mystery set in Florida with younger people, no mansions, and pets.
    Dixie has suffered through a major tragedy and is just starting to come alive again. The details about Florida life were interesting. As a dog lover the pet angle was fun too. My only problem with the book is the way it ended. It wasn't a bad ending but it needed a couple more paragraphs. I will be reading more of these.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 06-03-13
    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Only ok if you have no opinions yourself!"

    This book was ok, for a first in a series. I must admit, I agree with the previous poster who remarked that he felt “preached at”. I did too! The author comments, remarks, rants, and rather berates anyone that doesn’t agree with her opinions on many topics (from hand-washing to conservative talk-show hosts, to the American treatment of gays). This was a bit over-the-top!

    However, the lecturing aside, the plot and mystery was rather a good one. I suspected the culprit, but didn’t know for sure. I didn’t find myself liking the main character. She held too much rage and was way too opinionated for me to be able to identify with her. Jumping and physically beating someone just for saying something she didn’t agree with.. just isn’t someone I’d care to know.

    The narrator was good. I never had a problem distinguishing the speaker of the moment.

    No, I wouldn’t recommend this book to any of my friends. Nor will I be buying another in the series. I just don’t care to pay to be bullied.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Nunes California 07-26-12
    J. Nunes California 07-26-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Great heroine! I want more of the series!"
    What does Julia Gibson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoyed her voice and she did an excellent job of portraying the heroine. I have listened to each of the books multiple times.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christina port charlotte, fl, United States 04-05-10
    Christina port charlotte, fl, United States 04-05-10 Member Since 2005
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    "good entertainment"

    i liked this book because the story kept me interested and the characters were believable. well done, light entertainment. i'll be looking for more by this author

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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