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The Cat Sitter's Pajamas

The Cat Sitter's Pajamas

A Dixie Hemingway Mystery

Dixie Hemingway Mysteries (Volume 7)

Blaize Clement

Minotaur Books




Author Blaize Clement has thrilled readers everywhere with the first six books in her pet-sitting mystery series. Now Blaize's beloved heroine Dixie Hemingway is back for another adventure, and she has her hands full when the worlds of celebrity hijinks, counterfeit fashion, and naughty cats collide.

Dixie Hemingway, no relation to you-know-who, accepts a job taking care of famous linebacker Cupcake Trillin's cats, Elvis and Lucy, while he's away. But what seems like an easy job turns scary when Dixie finds a celebrity fashion model in Cupcake's house. The woman refuses to leave AND she also claims to be Cupcake's wife. But Dixie has met Cupcake's wife, and this woman certainly isn't her.

Soon, Dixie is spun into the world of counterfeit high fashion. When a valuable list of fake merchandise sellers goes missing, the criminals go after Dixie. Once again, what started as a simple cat-sitting job has turned into a mess that only Dixie can solve.



When you live in a resort area, every third person you meet on the street may be somebody famous. Here in Sarasota, which probably has more famous personalities per capita than any other city in the world, you might sit beside...


Praise for The Cat Sitter's Pajamas

“A knock-out read. For anyone who loves mysteries, animals, or just plain great writing, this is a book to savor.” —Laurien Berenson, author of Doggie Day Care Murder

“At once a cozy mystery for animal lovers and a jarringly earthy hard-boiled whodunit about human corruption. A good read!” —Susan Conant, author of All Shots, on Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter

“Blends elements of cozy and thriller to produce an unusual and enjoyable hybrid . . . sure to delight readers.” —Publishers Weekly

“For fans of Susan Conant and Clea Simon.” —Library Journal on Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues

“Great ingredients and a fun plot. Frankly, I can't wait for the sequel!” —Linda Fasulo, NPR, on Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues

“Fast-paced and gripping… it's everything Blaize Clement's many fans have come to expect.” — Fantastic Fiction

“A compelling plot, familiar characters we greet with fondness and a wealth of Sarasota-area color… Another riveting and rewarding read.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of THE CAT SITTER'S PAJAMAS . A Florida pet sitter is involved in yet another strange murder case. - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Blaize Clement

Blaize Clement originated the Dixie Hemingway mystery series, starting with Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter and Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund. She collaborated with her son John Clement on the plots and characters for forthcoming novels. Blaize lived for many years in Sarasota, Florida.

Blaize Clement

Photo: Rick Geiger



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