Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof

A Dixie Hemingway Mystery

By Blaize Clement
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312369552, 288pp.)

Publication Date: January 6, 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback

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Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter introduced a winning sleuth in Florida pet sitter Dixie Hemingway, and the next books in the series, Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund and Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues, firmly established author Blaize Clement as a new star amongst mystery fans. Now Dixie Hemingway, no relation to you-know-who, is back in this fourth riveting installment.

When Dixie meets Laura Halston, a newcomer to Siesta Key, she recognizes a kindred spirit and believes she's found a new friend. Disarmingly beautiful, Laura confesses that she's in hiding from an abusive husband. Later, when Laura receives threatening phone calls, Dixie is certain the husband is the culprit.

But the more Dixie learns about Laura, the less certain she is about anything…and then matters turn deadly. As she tries to understand Laura’s past, Dixie is forced to acknowledge things about herself that she has never faced before.

Fast-paced and gripping, Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof is everything Blaize Clement’s many fans have come to expect.

About the Author

Blaize Clement is the author of Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter, Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund, and Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues. The fifth Dixie Hemingway mystery, Raining Cat Sitters and Dogs, will be published by St. Martin's Press/Minotaur in

She lives in Sarasota, Florida, where she is hard at work on her sixth Dixie Hemingway mystery. Visit her Web site at

Praise For Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof

Unanimous Praise for Blaize Clement’s Dixie Hemingway Mysteries

“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, 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 on Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues

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

"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

“Siesta Key’s favorite pet sitter . . . Clement has created a protagonist who is gutsy, sexy, caring and funny.”
- Sarasota Herald-Tribune on Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues

“Ingenious…captivating. Here is a series that even people who dislike pet mysteries can enjoy.”
- Reviewing the Evidence on Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues

“Recommend this one for readers who liked the southern setting and animal characters in Joyce and Jim Lavene’s The Telltale Turtle.
- Booklist on Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof

“Destined to be a very popular series . . .”
- Kirkus Reviews on Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund

“Kick off your flip-flops, find a hammock, and settle in for a fun read. An intriguing whodunit filled with twists, turns, and some pretty captivating critters!"
- Cynthia Baxter, author of Monkey See, Monkey Die, on Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter

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