Synopses & Reviews
Blaize Clement won fans all over the world with the charm and wit of her pet-sitting mysteries. Now, with the help of her son, author John Clement, Blaizes beloved heroine Dixie Hemingway is back for yet another thrilling adventure in this critically-acclaimed series.
Dixie has built a nice, quiet life for herself in the sleepy town of Siesta Key, a sandy resort island off the coast of Florida. In fact, her pet-sitting business is going so well shes even taken on part-time help: Kenny, a handsome young surfer who lives alone in a rickety old houseboat. But things get a little messy when, on an early morning walk in the park with a clients schnauzer, Dixie makes a shocking discovery. Hidden among the leafy brambles is a homeless girl, alone and afraid, cradling a newborn baby in her arms.
Dixie takes the young girl under her wing, even though shes just been hired by Roy Harwick, the snarky executive of a multi-national oil company, to care for his equally snarky Siamese cat, Charlotte, along with his wifes priceless collection of rare, tropical fish. Its not long before Dixie stumbles upon a dead body in the unlikeliest of places, and soon shes set adrift in a murky and dangerous world in which no one is who they appear to be.
Smart, fast-paced and entertaining, The Cat Sitters Cradle is a perfect illustration of why
Dixies loyal fans have come to know and love her and eagerly await the next installment of her adventures.
PRAISE FOR BLAIZE CLEMENT
THE cat sitterS PAJAMAs
“Fans of pet mysteries, such as those by Laurien Berenson, will enjoy it, as will anyone hankering for a little virtual travel to Siesta Key.”—Booklist
cat sitter among the PIGEONS
“Dixies latest adventure keeps you glued to your seat from the first chapter.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A riveting and rewarding read.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
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 Lavenes The Telltale Turtle.” —Booklist
EVEN CAT SITTERS GET THE BLUES
“Gutsy, sexy…Dixie is Siesta Keys 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
Its another tail of murder and mayhem for Floridas premiere pet sitter inTHE CAT SITTER'S CRADLE
Dixie Hemingway isnt related to the writer of the same surname, though shes no less famous in Siesta Key. Everybody knows that when it comes to pet care, she holds the strings…and lately she has more work than she can handle. Case in point: Not only is Dixie looking after a schnauzer with a nose for trouble—a recent dog walk turned up a baby in a bramble patch!—but shes also just accepted a job minding multi-millionaire oilman Roy Harwicks Siamese cat and his wifes collection of rare tropical fish. And now, you guessed it, a dead body has turned up in the unlikeliest of places. Can Dixie make her way out of this mess and manage to restore paw and order…or will she end up in the doghouse?The eighth in this popular cozy series, John Clement and Blaize Clement's The Cat Sitter's Cradle
will keep both newcomers and loyal Dixie fans perched on the edge of their seats.“For anyone who loves mysteries, animals, or just plain great writing.”
—Laurien Berenson, author of Doggie Day Care Murder“Keeps you glued to your seat from the first chapter.”—Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
JOHN CLEMENT is the son of BLAIZE CLEMENT (1932-2011), who originated the Dixie Hemingway mystery series and collaborated with her son on the plots and characters for forthcoming novels. Blaize lived for many years in Sarasota, Florida; John lives in New York City.