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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

Critic Reviews

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

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  • 12-23-13

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

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!

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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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Cat Sitter Surprise

Would you consider the audio edition of Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter to be better than the print version?

Yes, the audio is very nice.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter?

Every new encounter Dixie has is memorable because she has such a different way of bonding with people - or not.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All the moments with Dixie interacting with her animal clients are moving. She shows such sensitivity to their needs.

Any additional comments?

This is a rare change from your usual "character turn sleuth" story. Dixie comes with a skill for "detecting" and knows what she's doing. The baggage she carries around seems just a bit heavy, however.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Wadie
  • Santa Ana, CA, United States
  • 06-15-13

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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I learned so many things about MY cat

Not only did I get a great mystery in this book - it also gave me a few tricks that my cat my cat enjoyed.

The characters in this book were fun, the story line interested me to the end and though I saw some parts of the ending coming - many I didn't.

What a fun read!!!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!

What made the experience of listening to Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter the most enjoyable?

The author does a great job building the characters so you relate to their thoughts and emotions.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The story is steady, believable and consistent.

Which scene was your favorite?

I liked lots of scenes in this story, I don't think I can choose just one.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I hadn't planned to listen to it all at once but it ended up that way. It is one of those books you can't put down.

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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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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

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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 9 people found this review helpful