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.


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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 Toby and Itzhak Perlman in a movie theater or see Stephen King in Circle Books on St. Armands Key. We locals stay cool about it. We don’t run up to them and gush like yokels. We just dip our heads in silent respect and hope they notice how generous we are to grant them privacy. If we should become friends with one of them, the way I did with


Praise for The Cat Sitter's Pajamas

Unanimous Praise for Blaize Clement’s Dixie Hemingway Mysteries

Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter

“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

Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues

“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

“Great ingredients and a fun plot. Frankly, I can’t wait for the sequel!

-- Linda Fasulo, NPR

Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof

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

--Fantastic Fiction

Cat Sitter Among the Pigeons

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

--Richmond Times-Dispatch

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  • Blaize Clement

  • BLAIZE CLEMENT is the author of Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter, Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund, Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues, Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof, Raining Cat Sitters and Dogs, and Cat Sitter Among the Pigeons.
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    The Cat Sitter's Pajamas

    A Dixie Hemingway Mystery

    Dixie Hemingway Mysteries

    Blaize Clement



    Minotaur Books