Curiosity killed the cat sitter : the first Dixie Hemingway mystery / Blaize Clement.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • ISBN:
      0312340567 (alk. paper)
    • Accession Number:
      2005016624
    • Accession Number:
      fay.192928
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CLEMENT, B. Curiosity killed the cat sitter : the first Dixie Hemingway mystery. [s.l.] : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2006. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 22 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Clement B. Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter : The First Dixie Hemingway Mystery. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur; 2006. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.192928. Accessed October 22, 2019.
    • APA:
      Clement, B. (2006). Curiosity killed the cat sitter : the first Dixie Hemingway mystery. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.192928
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Clement, Blaize. 2006. Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter : The First Dixie Hemingway Mystery. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.192928.
    • Harvard:
      Clement, B. (2006) Curiosity killed the cat sitter : the first Dixie Hemingway mystery. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.192928 (Accessed: 22 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Clement, B 2006, Curiosity killed the cat sitter : the first Dixie Hemingway mystery, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, viewed 22 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Clement, Blaize. Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter : The First Dixie Hemingway Mystery. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2006. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.192928.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Clement, Blaize. Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter : The First Dixie Hemingway Mystery. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2006. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.192928.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Clement B. Curiosity killed the cat sitter : the first Dixie Hemingway mystery [Internet]. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur; 2006 [cited 2019 Oct 22]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.192928

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2005 December #2

Despite the title, which suggests yet another cute kitty cozy, this first-rate debut is more dark than light. Set on Siesta Key, near Sarasota, Florida, the story features Dixie Hemingway, whose family tragedy drove her from the police force and into the bars. Still healing, Dixie is clean and working again, only this time as a pet sitter. When a dead man is found inside one of her client's homes, Dixie must get involved with police work again, this time as an outsider. Clement weaves interesting subplots into the story, such as the story of a young gay man who can't come out to his militant parents and Dixie's own struggles with the loss of her husband and daughter in a senseless accident. When Dixie finds another body--this time that of her client--she becomes of more than passing interest to the police. Despite the grim subject matter, Clement lifts the mood with descriptions of the cute pets Dixie tends each day. A nice mix of lite and dark. ((Reviewed December 15, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2005 December #1

Catchy (if misleading) title aside, this first in a new mystery series is a keeper, with its plucky protagonist, cats galore, and a nice sense of place. Dixie Hemingway (no relation to Papa) has left her job as a Sarasota, FL, sheriff's deputy after a family tragedy to become a pet sitter, only to find a man taped face down in the water dish of one of her charges, the lovely Abyssinian cat Ghost. Dixie herself becomes a focus of media attention--and risks losing her business--when she first finds a teenaged neighbor of Ghost's badly beaten, then Ghost's owner dead. Expect just rewards to be delivered and the cat sitter not to be killed (of course), and look forward to the next in this smart series. Clement lives in Sarasota.

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PW Reviews 2005 November #1

Clement's assured cozy debut introduces an appealing heroine, 32-year-old Dixie Hemingway, who's given up her stressful job as a sheriff's deputy in Sarasota, Fla., to become a professional pet sitter. When Dixie calls early one morning on her latest client, a silver-blue Abyssinian named Ghost, she finds a dead man face down in the cat bowl. The contact person (a requirement when you leave an animal with a sitting service) has no clue where Ghost's owner, gorgeous Marilee Doerring, could have gone or why her locks were changed before she left. Unfortunately, when Dixie locates Marilee, she, too, is dead. And that makes Dixie suspect number one. With sensitivity and insight, Clement develops a plot line involving a bigoted, Bible-thumping radio psychologist, Carl Winnick; his repressed wife, Olga; and their gay teenage son, Phillip, who's a talented pianist. The difficulties and humor inherent to the pet-sitting business, a local law-enforcement hunk with romantic potential and crisp writing all bode well for future entries in the series. (Jan.)

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PW Reviews 2007 November #2

In the third Dixie Hemingway mystery (after 2007's Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund) , Clement blends elements of cozy and thriller to produce an unusual and enjoyable hybrid. Pet-sitter Dixie, a former sheriff's deputy on leave after the death of her husband and daughter, finds a corpse in the gatehouse of a mansion, but leaves the body for someone else to find. Traumatized by having killed someone recently, Dixie wants nothing to do with homicide, but fate decrees otherwise. Her new client, a mysterious scientist wracked by pain, owns the mansion, and Dixie ends up caring for him and his pet iguana as she tries to solve the murder and juggle her conflicting feelings for heartthrob Lieutenant Guidry and seductive attorney Ethan Crane. Clement's deft hand with plot and characters is sure to delight readers. (Jan.)

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