Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues by Blaize Clement Buy book: $15.56
In this third installment of the popular cozy series, pet-sitter Dixie Hemingway discovers the dead body of a mansion gate-keeper. She’s had her fill of homicide investigations, so she leaves the corpse for someone else to find. But that someone else sees her leaving the scene of the crime.
My library does not have this latest in the series but it does have the first two which I will definitely get - got to read an excerpt from the first - good to have a "cozy" mystery to look forward to and thankfully the locale is in the good ol' USA - I tend to sometimes get a bit lost in England -
I haven't read books by this author before either.I love mysteries and I love the main character's "Stephanie Plum" attitude. So far, this looks like a quick, very fun read! I would like to read this one and the author's other two books in this series.
Mystery Book Friend,
Check out the "Number" series by Janet Evanovich starting with "One for the Money, "Two For The Dough", "Three To Get Deadly", etc. (we're up to 14!) The heroine is Stephanie Plum . . a good, fun read right up there with Kinsey Millhone (Sue Grafton's alphabet series if you are unaware, start with "A is for Alibi") - they're both books with women of wit that you can't help but enjoy!
Like many of you, I go to Suzanne's column first thing every day, so I feel a special kinship to those of you who've discovered my mysteries on DearReader. I'm very grateful to have had my books featured, and hope you'll like the current one as much as you liked the first two. I love communicating with readers, and if you have any Forum questions or comments, I'll be happy to respond to them. As Suzanne says, it's good to read with friends. -- Blaize
This message has been edited by chapteraday on Mar 5, 2008 5:39 PM
Just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying your cat sitter series. I have read your first two books and, as soon as I finish the book that I am currently reading, I have "Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues" all lined up to read. I am a pet lover, and, even though I don't currently have a pet of my own, all the dogs in the neighborhood know my name! Keep those great stories coming!
I got hooked on this series with the first title "Curiosity killed the Cat Sitter" (which I gave to my cat sitter for Christmas). I enjoy the pet facts, especially the cats as I can see my cat in some of them.
You have probably said this somewhere, but do you work as a pet sitter?
No, pet sitting is one of the things I haven't been. I've been a dressmaker, caterer, stay-at-home mom, psychologist and writer, some of them all at the same time, but the pets I've taken care of have all been my own. In researching for the Dixie Hemingway series, I've learned a lot about professional pet sitters, and I'm impressed at all they know.
I've only recently discovered your books and am so happy to see there is another one out there for me to read. As most of your readers probably are, I'm an avid animal lover. We raise Guiding Eyes for the Blind dogs and have always had siamese cats (the old style, "appleheads". Another reason that I really enjoy your books is that we have a place on Longboat Key and spend a fair amount of time in the places your characters frequent! It makes me homesick (in a good way...) to read about Casey Key and the other familiar backdrops you use...Thanks again for writing for us!
Sue, I don't know how you can stand to leave Longboat, it's so beautiful. I'm glad you've discovered the books, and glad you're enjoying them. I just finished writing the 4th book in the series, and will soon start working on the 5th. Dixie will be around for a long time.
Blaize - love your books. I got a taste of Curiousity Killed the Catsitter on Suzanne's site. I loved the Dauchsund book too and was so pleased to see this third one. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. Please keep writing.
Judy and Tanisha will always make an appearance in the Dixie Hemingway books because I love them so much. In the 4th book that will be out next year, Tanisha has some advice for Dixie on how to choose men. Every time I read it, I crack up. (I know I'm writing it, but so help me, sometimes the characters say things I hadn't intended and I laugh out loud.)
I read the first section of this book through the e-mail book club and knew I had to get the book from the library. My library has it on order so, I decided to find her other books and read them. I am currently devouring "Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter" and as my message title declares there is "invisible glue" on the book cover! I simply have to pry it out of my own hands in order to prepare dinner for my family! I am enthralled with the main character, Dixie and the author's imagination! Please don't ever stop writing these mysteries with Dixie! And please, Ms. Clement, I am begging you, pleeeeease, tell me there really is such a thing as chocolate bread and that you would be willing to share the recipe with a bread and chocolate lover... ME! Keep on keeping on! Awesome writing! I will be letting my best friend and sister-in-law know about this book and the other books so she can enjoy them, too!
I've had a gazillion requests for Cora's chocolate bread recipe! That bread is my way of giving tribute to a dear friend who took her chocolate bread recipe to the grave. Like Cora, she made it in an old bread making machine, and she would only say that she threw in chocolate chips at a crucial moment. It must have been toward the last of the process, because the chocolate bits were still oozy and wonderful. Like Cora, she always insisted that we tear off hunks of it rather than slice it. I miss my friend and I miss her bread. She would be delighted to know how many people wish they knew how she made it.
I am enjoying this book, especially the references to Siesta Key. We spent a week there last year for March break. What a beautiful spot. Sadly I am snowbound for now, but am living vicariously through the book.
I read the first two books in the series and enjoyed them both very much - but this one is the best yet! I have to wonder how the author ever dreamed this plot up? Iguanas? Who knew........
I can't wait for the next installment in this series - I guess we have to hope for a lot of rainy days in Florida so the author will have no excuses to not work on her next book. (Just kidding)
I loved the start of this book. I have tried the libray - and am on a waiting list. Also tried several book stores and no one has it. I started reading 'Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter' until the book becomes available. Thanks so much for choosing this book! Looks like a fun read.