Cat Sitter Among the Pigeons

A Dixie Hemingway Mystery

Dixie Hemingway Mysteries (Volume 6)

Blaize Clement

Minotaur Books

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Former Florida police officer turned pet-sitting sleuth is once again on the prowl. Dixie Hemingway—no relation to you-know-who—is helping an elderly gentleman, Mr. Stern, take care of his orange shorthair cat, Cheddar. But it’s Stern’s infant granddaughter, Opal, who really wins Dixie’s heart. Problem is that Opal’s mother, Ruby, has some dangerous connections to certain local big-money honchos. Ruby has enough insider information to send them to prison for life…and they are willing to do anything, even threaten Opal’s life, to shut her up and preserve their ill-gotten gains. Now it’s up to Dixie to protect Opal from harm—at all costs. And she must do it without letting law-enforcement people know—not even Detective Guidry, with whom she happens to be romantically involved. Does Dixie have her claws sunk in too deep to make it out of this one? Or are her nine lives finally up?

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Praise for Cat Sitter Among the Pigeons

PRAISE FOR BLAIZE CLEMENT AND

RAINING CAT SITTERS AND DOGS

“Another enjoyable tale from Blaize Clement.”—Kirkus Reviews

 “Smooth prose, a lush background...a fine-feathered read.”—Publishers Weekly


CAT SITTER ON A HOT TIN ROOF

“Thoughtful and compelling.”—Publishers Weekly

“A feel-good [series]…Recommend this one for readers who liked the southern setting and animal characters in Joyce and Jim Lavene’s The Telltale Turtle.” —Booklist


EVEN CAT SITTERS GET THE BLUES

“Gutsy, sexy…Dixie is Siesta Key’s favorite pet sitter.”—Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“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

“Ingenious…captivating. Here is a series that even people who dislike pet mysteries can enjoy.”
Reviewing the Evidence

“Will have readers begging for more treats.”—Lansing State Journal


DUPLICITY DOGGED THE DACHSHUND

“Fast paced…the canine caper crowd will enjoy Florida’s leading pet-sitter.”—Midwest Book Review

“Clement’s fast-paced sophomore effort…builds suspense and delivers startling revelations.”
Publishers Weekly

“A fast-paced novel, an intriguing plot. Clement also infuses this entertaining story with a thoughtful meditation on death, survival, and moving on. It’s a lesson the animals in our lives already know.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Don’t let the cutesy title fool you. This isn’t one of those lightweight, frothy ‘fun with animals’ stories... It’s tough, gritty, and edgy. One of the strongest points of Clement’s work is her knack for building suspense slowly but steadily, to the point where you have no idea what peril might be lurking just around the bend.”— Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“Clement uses the animals in Dixie’s care…to enrich her plot, creating in the process an entertaining cozy, one of the few set in South Florida, land of noir.”—Booklist

CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT SITTER

“A knockout read.”—Laurien Berenson, author of Doggie Day Care Murder

“Clement’s assured cozy debut introduces an appealing heroine.”—Publishers Weekly

“Impressive…a sure keeper, with well-developed characters, seamless prose, and a winning plot…[a] commendable new series.” —Mystery Lovers.com

“A first-rate debut.”—Booklist

Entertaining…Dixie is a complex, well-conceived character and the plot fast-moving and believable.” —Kirkus Reviews

“At once a cozy mystery for animal lovers and a jarringly earthy hard-boiled whodunit about human corruption. Clement’s sleuth, Florida pet-sitter Dixie Hemingway, is an engaging combination of vulnerability and toughness, but the real heroine of the story is a gritty Abyssinian cat. A good read!”—Susan Conant, author of All Shots and the Holly Winter Dog Lover’s Mysteries

“Kick off your flip-flops, find a hammock, and settle in for a fun read. Clement’s Floridian heroine, Dixie Hemingway, spouts laugh-out-loud one-liners and words of wisdom in this intriguing whodunit filled with twists, turns, and some pretty captivating critters!”—Cynthia Baxter, author of Murder Packs a Suitcase

“Funny, engaging, and true to life.” —Lee Charles Kelly, author of Like a Dog with a Bone

Curiosity Killed the Cat-Sitter has it all: a feisty heroine, lovable animals, and a solid whodunit. What more could you ask for?”—Barbara Seranella, creator of the Munch Mancini crime novels

“A fantastic who-done-it . . . Fans of fast-paced clever mysteries will appreciate Dixie’s efforts to uncover the culprit before she either goes to jail or dies.”—Harriet Klausner Reviews

“A new star in the ‘mysteries with animals’ firmament…this book stands out in the genre for its plotting, pacing, and well formed characters, in addition to an enticing tropical locale.”—The Kingston Observer (Kingston, MA)

“A keeper, with its plucky protagonist, cats galore, and a nice sense of place.”—Library Journal

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About the Author

Blaize Clement

Blaize Clement is the author of the Dixie Hemingway mysteries: Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter, Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund, Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues, Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof, and Raining Cat Sitters and Dogs. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime. Clement has been a stay at home mom, dressmaker, caterer, and worked as a psychologist for 25 years. She has never been a pet sitter, but has shared her home with dogs, cats, birds, fish, and neurotic gerbils. She lives in Sarasota, Florida.

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Cat Sitter Among the Pigeons
A Dixie Hemingway Mystery
Blaize Clement

Mass Market Paperbound

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
November 2011
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312532543
ISBN10: 0312532547
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 288 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
January 2011
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ISBN: 9781250063090
ISBN10: 1250063094
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$17.99

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January 2011
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ISBN: 9781429975698
ISBN10: 1429975695
272 pages
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