• Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter

  • Dixie Hemingway Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Blaize Clement
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (491 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dixie Hemingway is a pet sitter for some of Florida's most pampered pets. But when she happens upon a man drowned in a cat's water bowl, Dixie's sleuthing powers from her time as a deputy sheriff return full-force. And as more bodies keep turning up, she'd better find out whodunit.
©2006 Blaize Clement (P)2007 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Dixie is a complex, well-conceived character and the plot fast-moving and believable." ( Kirkus Reviews)

What listeners say about Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter

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Incredible

When I first saw the cutesy title I wasn't too sure if I was making the correct choice. Since I have loved mystery stories beginning with Nancy Drew that are solved by women I continued with my purchase. "Dixie Hemingway" is one heck of a crime solver. I cannot wait for future books. I am hooked. Oh, and despite the cute title, it's a rather dark mystery at times.

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Hometown places made it fun

Living in Sarasota made listening to this book extra nice. It was a gripping story but light, like the "Alphabet" murder books of Sue Grafton. The book went far too fast. I am sorry that the author, Blaize Clement, died this summer. I hope Audible will record more of her books.

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Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter

The author kept weaving in a political agenda that was neither seemless nor essential to the narrative. It was awkward and distracting. I finally gave up on this one.

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A fun book.

My niece introduced me to this witty tongue-in-cheek mystery series. Will appeal to animal lovers.

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Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter

I liked this book. Would like to see more from the author. Light listening. Easy to follow plot liked the characters. Would recommend.

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Why the snide remarks about people

Would you try another book from Blaize Clement and/or Julia Gibson?

No way.

Has Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes since I suppose it's the in thing to sneer at people with differing political opinions.

Would you be willing to try another one of Julia Gibson’s performances?

I think she is probably fine, but if this is the sort of stuff she reads, I don't think I want to listen.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I'm too turned off to hunt for any.

Any additional comments?

Maybe I should stick to older mysteries.

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A light read that was well read

I can't tolerate poor narration, formula romance or bad writing so it is hard to find a murder mystery with minimum foreboding, gore and disgusting details that isn't insipid and/or boring. This book had interesting characters, their back stories were revealed nicely, the narration was good, there was a plot (and murder) but it wasn't "heavy". It's also hard to find a good book with a pink cover.

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Surprisingly Good!

This is my first Blaize Clement book, and when it first started (the first murder was so bizarre), I thought, "Oh, no, I've done it again" (some of my choices lately have not been that great), but as I continued to listen I actually found myself enjoying it.

It's a light mystery with a surprising ending. Julie Gibson reads well and has a pleasant voice.

I appreciate Audible having these sales, as it gives us an opportunity to listen to different authors/books we may not have wanted to take a chance on otherwise, not wanting to waste a credit.

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I learned so many things about MY cat

Not only did I get a great mystery in this book - it also gave me a few tricks that my cat my cat enjoyed.

The characters in this book were fun, the story line interested me to the end and though I saw some parts of the ending coming - many I didn't.

What a fun read!!!

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A Fun Trip Back

Where does Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Hard to say but a really pleasant read.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the years I lived in Sarasota! This was like a trip down memory lane for me. I loved following along the roads I knew so well. I had a Siamese cat from Nokomis who had kittens, one of whom was named Ghost by my friend in Tampa who adopted her, so I found it funny there was a cat with the same name.

What about Julia Gibson’s performance did you like?

Great voice for the characters. Can't imagine anyone doing it better.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Crime wave in Sarasota, Florida!!
Seriously, one book has more crime than the average year in Sarasota, Siesta Key hardly had enough going on to make the Herald.

Any additional comments?

Why isn't the whole series in audible format? It should be. I'm having to download the rest to Kindle and actually wear out my eyes reading.

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