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Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof
     

Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof

4.2 22
by Blaize Clement
 

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Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter introduced a winning sleuth in Florida pet sitter Dixie Hemingway, and the next books in the series, Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund and Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues, firmly established author Blaize Clement as a new star amongst mystery fans. Now Dixie Hemingway, no relation to you-know-who, is back in this fourth riveting

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Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter introduced a winning sleuth in Florida pet sitter Dixie Hemingway, and the next books in the series, Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund and Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues, firmly established author Blaize Clement as a new star amongst mystery fans. Now Dixie Hemingway, no relation to you-know-who, is back in this fourth riveting installment.

When Dixie meets Laura Halston, a newcomer to Siesta Key, she recognizes a kindred spirit and believes she's found a new friend. Disarmingly beautiful, Laura confesses that she's in hiding from an abusive husband. Later, when Laura receives threatening phone calls, Dixie is certain the husband is the culprit.

But the more Dixie learns about Laura, the less certain she is about anything…and then matters turn deadly. As she tries to understand Laura’s past, Dixie is forced to acknowledge things about herself that she has never faced before.

Fast-paced and gripping, Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof is everything Blaize Clement’s many fans have come to expect.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Ex-deputy Dixie Hemingway still mourns the loss of her young daughter and cop husband in a freak accident three years earlier, but takes solace in her pet-sitting job in Siesta Key, Fla., in Clement's thoughtful and at times somber fourth animal-themed cozy (after 2008's Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues). Eager for friendship, Dixie forms an immediate bond with an attractive new neighbor, Laura Halston, who has a cat named Leo. When someone stabs Laura to death in the shower, Dixie suspects Laura's soon-to-be ex-husband, "a sadistic surgeon" skilled with a scalpel. As Dixie's new sweetie, sexy homicide detective Lt. Jean-Pierre Guidry, investigates, surprising information comes to light that will challenge everything she knows about Laura. Some readers may find the subplot involving Maizie, a seizure assistance dog for a boy undergoing brain surgery, more compelling than the somewhat predictable murder story. (Jan.)

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Kirkus Reviews
A sleuthing pet sitter's new friend spells trouble. Dixie Hemingway has hired retired clown Pete Madeira to housesit and care for Mazie, a service dog whose young charge is going into the hospital for a tricky operation that could cure his seizure disorder. While visiting Mazie, she runs into next-door neighbor Laura Halston, a stunning gal who tells Dixie about her troubles at the hands of an abusive husband. As the two women bond, Dixie, who's slowly getting over the tragedy of her husband and child's death, feels that she's found a good friend. Even her love life seems to be looking up when handsome police Lt. Guidry invites her to a party. Her contentment is shattered when Laura's Havana Brown cat leads Dixie to her new friend's body. Guidry, who catches the case, reluctantly reveals that just about everything Laura told Dixie was a lie. Hardly has Dixie caught her breath when Laura's obnoxious sister shows up with the news that Laura was a lifelong slut who had stolen money from her boss and lover, a Texas banker laundering drug money. Threatened by a weird former nurse who'd been stalking Laura, and saddled with the job of cheering up a severely depressed Mazie, Dixie won't give up on her friend's murder. Dixie's fourth (Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues, 2008, etc.) provides a showcase for its likable, complex heroine. It will appeal to more than just pet lovers. Agent: Annelise Robey/Jane Rotrosen Agency

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250095350
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Publication date:
12/28/2009
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
930,691
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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Meet the Author

Blaize Clement is the author of Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter, Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund, and Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues. She lives in Sarasota, Florida, where she is hard at work on her fifth Dixie Hemingway mystery. Visit her Web site at blaizeclement.com.

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Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof (Dixie Hemingway Series #4) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is fast moving and the main character gets your attention right away and keeps it though the whole book. I love the series and looking foward to many more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure why I love Dixie. I guess because she struggles like most of us but isn't afraid to do what's necessary. I'm a big animal person and so I love to read about her charges. Her compassion and passion are so attractive, especially for someone who's suffered the kind of loss she has. I just love this series.
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Avid_Reader_TC More than 1 year ago
More Dixie Hemingway!
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I gave this book a better overall score than what the individual categories average. This is #4 of a 5 part series. Many of the characters and overall plots are the same from book to book, which has taken away some of the excitement and 'suspense', but not so much that I became disinterested.
PuggyLee More than 1 year ago
I've read all of Blaize Clement's Dixie Hemingway Series and have loved each one. They are very entertaining and fun to read. I love her writing style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very attention grabbing and keeping. Enjoyed it immensely. The plot, the humans and the animals were great. Will read more of this author. Great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THE STORY LINE IS PLAUSIBLE AND THE STORY IS FINE BUT NOT ENOUGH ROMANCE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blaize Clement comes up with the most unique plots. I love these books and find myself waiting for the next one to come out. Warning, they are addictive and difficult to put down.
ColeBC More than 1 year ago
Blaize Clement's newest Dixie Hemingway mystery does not disappoint. I discovered "Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues" while visiting my daughter in Sarasota, FL, the setting of the series. This quickly has become one of my favorite ongoing series. Ms. Clement has a breezy, intimate writing style that makes "Dixie" seem like a person you'd want to hang out with. The dialog and observations about both pets and their humans are spot-on and often laugh-out-loud funny. In "Cat Sitter..." the plot is interesting, as usual, and as with any good mystery, I didn't figure out "whodunit" till the end. I can't wait for the next book!
LeisureReader More than 1 year ago
I have read each of the Dixie Hemmingway pet sitter series. Each one gets better and better. Dixie has become a real person to me and I expect to see her when I go to Siesta Key. The characters are especially well thought out and convincing and the mysteries that Dixie happens into seem very believable. I look forward to more of Dixie and her pet sitting jobs and dead body trouble.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable book. Good to see Dixie improving in attitude and romance.
catfan9 More than 1 year ago
It was much better than the usual mysteries with pets.