Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery #3)” as Want to Read:
Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery #3)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  1,005 Ratings  ·  96 Reviews
Dixie Hemingway has a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The day she happens upon the dead body outside a fancy mansion is no different. She's had her fill of homicide investigations, so she leaves the gate-keeper's corpse to be found by somebody else. Unfortunately, that somebody else sees Dixie leaving the scene of the crime, and the fatal bullet might ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 4th 2008 by Minotaur Books (first published January 2008)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Alannah Davis
Aug 29, 2011 Alannah Davis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is #3 in the cozy mystery series starring Dixie Hemingway as sleuth, but it's the first one that I've read.

Dixie, a pet sitter in Florida (and no, not related to THAT Hemingway) receives a strange call from an Irishman wanting her to feed his iguana, Ziggy. She shows up at the mansion at the address she's been given only to find that her "client," an odd scientist, has no idea who she is. What's more, his guard has just been shot dead and his nurse immediately disappears with a number of o
Emily Crow
When I'm feeling groggy and brain-dead at the end of a workday, and I want something light and entertaining that doesn't insult my intelligence, these cat sitter mysteries hit the spot. The third installment was interesting, with a really good (if improbable) story, but as with the first two books, it ended up as an average-but-not-great three-star read for me. In this one, Dixie, our heroine, gets a phone call asking her to drop in and feed a rich guy's pet iguana. Unfortunately, the guard at t ...more
May 03, 2016 LibraryCin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, murder, florida
Pet sitter Dixie rides her bike past a rich house with a guard. She is going to take shelter from the rain in the guardhouse, until she sees the guard is dead! She returns to the place later to realize that the person who hired her over the phone last-minute to take care of his iguana lives in that house!

This was the third in a cozy mystery series. I'm really enjoying the series, and I really enjoyed this one. Dixie has a bit of romance happening in this book (with two men!). It's tame, but I'm
May 23, 2010 Jess rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010
I can't get enough of this series. The plots are intriguing, gritty, and suspenseful. At the same time, Dixie is a hilarious character with quips, statements, and thought processes that will leave you cracking up. She is wry and smart, though she makes a lot of natural mistakes. It prevents her from being the unknowable narrator, an untouchable character. I thought the mystery in this book was particularly strange and bizarre, with lots of twists and turns.
Gina Lorax
We get it! Clean white Keds. Enough already!!!
Nov 16, 2016 Emma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel that Guidry is the right one for her but it's getting on my nerves that he hasn't told her is first name yet. I mean you share a kiss but you can't share names? What's up with that?
Dec 31, 2016 Helen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as the first in the series, with a highly improbable plot.

Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues: A Dixie Hemingway Mystery (Dixie Hemingway Mysteries)

5.0 out of 5 stars An Incredible Story, March 16, 2014

This review is from: Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues: A Dixie Hemingway Mystery (Dixie Hemingway Mysteries)

"Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues" by Blaize Clement

Dixie Hemingway is a cat or rather a pet sitter since her days at the police force have come to an abrupt halt following the sudden death of her husband, Todd, and her beloved daughter, Christie. It's
Jun 08, 2012 Kat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Shonna Froebel
Nov 21, 2012 Shonna Froebel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third in the Dixie Hemingway mysteries. Dixie used to be a cop, but when her husband and child were killed in an accident, she couldn't handle the job anymore and became a pet sitter. She lives in an apartment on a family property, with her brother and his partner living next door in the main house. She is still dealing with her grief around her loss, but has a way of stumbling into situations that involve murder and police.
In the book, she has been called and asked to go and feed an
Kim j
Jun 13, 2015 Kim j rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clement
I love this series! So unique, interesting & fun to read! Dixie is "real" and you can relate to her problems and her thought processes. I love the pet angle because she is a pet-sitter these are not hers or how they help solve mysteries. I only have one more to finish until another comes out & sad. I think this series is worth the money,time & effort to read. Thanks Dixie!

I just finished reading this again because I wanted to read all the books again to be fairin my reviews t
Lori Whitwam
Jan 03, 2009 Lori Whitwam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, close to 4 stars, anyway. It's definitely a "cozy" mystery, and heavy emphasis on pets (this time the main one is an iguana), but Dixie's sad recent past and struggle to feel "normal" again lends a grittier element to this than many cozies.

This time, Dixie arrives to feed an iguana, only to find out that the owner IS home (though chronically ill) and did not call her. This, shortly after Dixie finds the guard in the estate's guardhouse shot in the head and doesn't report it, reluctant to g
Dixie Hemingway just wants to do her job of pet sitting but keeps getting in the middle of trouble. So when she sees a dead man in a guard shack, she lets someone else call the police to report it. There was another car who may have seen Dixie and she gets a real surprise when she finds that her new client lives in that house. The man who lives at the house is very sick and claims that he did not contact her to take care of his iguana. He is not telling her everything and there are definitely so ...more
Nov 08, 2011 Audrey rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Audrey by: I liked the first book in the series
This was the third book in this series and a very good mystery. I like this series, they mystery was interesting and kept me guessing until the end. I also like Dixie the main character, she's a pet sitter and throughout the book there are little tidbits and advice for care of pets, like iguanas and kittens. My favorite character in book was Ziggy the iguana I never thought I would like a lizard but after reading this book I can't help but loving them a little. One other thing reading the books ...more
#3 in the Dixie Hemingway series. Dixie is a former sheriff's deputy, who left the force after her husband and toddler were run down and killed in a parking lot by a senior citizen who lost control of his vehicle. Now Dixie works as a pet sitter on one of Florida's laid back keys. Her world revolves around her clients and her gay firefighter brother and his police undercover partner - oh, and of course the annual body she encounters.

Dixie Hemingway gets a mysterious call to care for an iguana na
Christina Jones
Book 3 of the Dixie Hemingway series was pretty much a formula book, but seeing as how I had read the other two that came before it, I decided to continue the series. A few of the characters are beginning to "flesh-out" a little (her brother, Michael; Tom, owner of the retired greyhound, Billy Elliott; and Guidry, the cop/future lover). Scenes of her evenings watching sunsets seem to be getting repetitious in each book, but then, since I don't live in FL, maybe they are just that spectacular and ...more
Mar 29, 2013 Scoats rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So far, I have read the first three Cat Sitter books in order. I bought them for my wife a few Xmases ago. These are "chick" books, but dudes can dig them too. The universe Blaize Clement creates for Dixie is a good one to spend some in.

Basically this book more of the same as the first two. Dixie stumbles on a body and continues to have feelings for two different men. What makes this one different is the plot. It's a really good and unique one. In this book, previously met characters get more i
Jan 30, 2008 Carol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
"Pet-sitter Dixie, a former sheriff's deputy on leave after the death of her husband and daughter, finds a corpse in the gatehouse of a mansion, but leaves the body for someone else to find. Her new client, a mysterious scientist wracked by pain, owns the mansion, and Dixie ends up caring for him and his pet iguana as she tries to solve the murder and juggle her conflicting feelings for heartthrob Lieutenant Guidry and seductive attorney Ethan Crane."

This was my least favorite of the series. I s
Sep 26, 2014 Sallee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
If you love animals this is the mystery series for you. Dixie Hemingway, a former law enforcement officer, is now a pet sitter on Siesta Key. Her problem is that she keeps coming across dead bodies. This story is no different when she finds a guard dead in a gate house. This time she doesn't report it knowing he would soon be found. Wrestling with a guilty conscience she goes about her daily chores. She shows up at a new client to take care of an iguana named Ziggy. She is shocked to find that ...more
Naomi Young
When the going gets tough, this wimp reads cozies. I like this series because the animals aren't superheros or crime solvers. When they do foil the bad guy, it's because they like to roll in stinky things, or because they are afraid of strangers. Of course, the protagonist gets involved in crimes in only vaguely probably ways, and takes risks no one would ever take, but if she didn't, there'd be no novel. This plot is especially weird and convoluted, but I frankly need me some unreality right no ...more
The Transmuted Tree
Ughhhhh! Some of the reviews on goodreads are maddening! Case in point, this was complete drivel! A total mess of a book. Totally implausible, stupid and a waste of time, yet it has almost a 4 rating. Why?!! Who are you people that think this is a good book?!
I liked the first book in this series. It was a cute, enjoyable piece of fluff. But each book got progressively worse w/ this being ridiculous to the extreme and (what's a synonym for utter bullshit?). Nothing made sense or was believable. V
Jun 24, 2008 Patty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3rd Dixie Hemingway
Dixie is at it again, pet sitting and getting involved with murder.
A mysterious call leads to a client that didn’t hire her and a dead security guard. Dixie puzzles what mysterious ailment is afflicting the client, why his nurse ran away with the packages from the refrigerator and who did kill the security guard. During all of this, Dixie begins to date again, 4 years after the death of her husband.
The problem with series and continuity is...if you read them back to back and in order inconsistencies are really annoying. I loved this story for what I learned about iguana's but as the third book in the series in which she is distressed by having killed A man when, in fact, she has killed two one in book 1 and one in book 2 so really she should not b making a big deal all through book three of how hard it was on someone to kill another human being as if she had only killed one.
Lena Jo
May 14, 2013 Lena Jo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a fun read! It reminds me of the "Cat Who" series. I will definitely look up more books by Blaize Clements. I have to confess, this is the first cozy I've read in forever. Most of the time I'm reading non-fiction crime or some sort of thriller. This book was a total escape and fun read - especially if you like animals!
Sep 03, 2013 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy this series a lot, although Dixie was a little annoying this time. I agree that declawing a cat is wrong, but I didn't need a lecture every other paragraph. I'm also not sure what I feel about the love triangle. But overall, I still think the plot was interesting and the atmosphere of Sarasota and the Keys felt like I was there. I will continue to check out these books from my library!
Angela Verdenius
I am so enjoying this series. I'm seriously addicted! Loving the development of the characters, loving the aniamls, and I seriously have a crush on MIchael and Paco, LOL. I know, I shoud be crushing on the detective and the lawyer, the single blokes, but Michael and Paco make me *sigh*. Off to read the next one now!
I enjoy mysteries - I gobble them up like candy. This book and author are similar in style to Sue Grafton's mysteries, with a quirky female protagonist. It made for fun evening reading; not too creepy or gory, and by no means great literature, but good enough for its genre. I'll check out more titles by the same author.
Oct 11, 2014 Madelyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the Dixie Hemingway mystery series. Dixie discovers the dead body of a mansion gate-keeper. She does not want to get involved in another investigation so she leaves the corpse to be found by somebody else. However, that somebody saw her leaving the crime scene. To make matters worse, the owner of the mansion is a new client.
Apr 23, 2009 Monna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute. I don't think I need to read more than one of this series, but enjoyed the Siesta Key location where my family has had a condo for 30 years. Reminds me a lot of the plucky Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich's series) reincarnated as a pet sitter. In fact, I kept forgetting that it was Dixie Hemingway not Stephanie Plum.
Jan 06, 2016 Daniell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As I am getting to know Dixie and her family and friends I'm growing more attached to her and the out come of her life. I love the blend of murder mystery, romance and relationships. All are done really well in this series. This installment has an extra element of intrigue. Each book leaves me satisfied as well as wanting more.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Play Book Tag: Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues / Blaize Clement. 4 stars 3 11 May 05, 2016 07:19PM  
  • Lead a Horse to Murder (Reigning Cats & Dogs Mystery, #3)
  • Skating on the Edge (Rebecca Robbins, #3)
  • The Anteater of Death (A Gunn Zoo Mystery, #1)
  • Death in Four Courses (Key West Food Critic Mystery, #2)
  • Killer Cuts (Dead-End Job Mystery, #8)
  • Access Denied (Turing Hopper, #3)
  • The Chocolate Snowman Murders (A Chocoholic Mystery, #8)
  • Classified as Murder (Cat in the Stacks, #2)
  • Getting Old Is Tres Dangereux (Gladdy Gold, #6)
  • Deck the Halls with Murder (Josie Pigeon, #3)
  • Murder in Volume (Megan Clark, #1)
My passion is people. I think people are absolutely magnificent. Not the power-hungry heads of governments or churches or corporations who justify all kinds of horror if it suits their goals, but the rest of us. In spite of the awful things some human beings do in order to control other human beings, most people are peacefully going about their own business, and I applaud that. Families are the ba ...more
More about Blaize Clement...

Other Books in the Series

A Dixie Hemingway Mystery (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery, #1)
  • Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery, #2)
  • Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery, #4)
  • Raining Cat Sitters and Dogs (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery, #5)
  • Cat Sitter Among the Pigeons (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery, #6)
  • The Cat Sitter's Pajamas (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery, #7)
  • The Cat Sitter's Cradle (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery, #8)
  • The Cat Sitter's Nine Lives (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery, #9)
  • The Cat Sitter's Whiskers (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery, #10)
  • The Cat Sitter and the Canary (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery, #11)

Share This Book

“I love the unabashed over-buttered, over-creamed, deep-fried, gooey, over-sugared excessiveness of Amish food,” 4 likes
“Now here's the thing about being a little off-center; you're never sure if you're a bona fide loon or if you have insight that other people don't have.You have to navigate through life using a kind of psychic gyroscope to keep from falling too far one way or another, and you feel a peculiar kinship with other people who are also a little bit off-center.” 2 likes
More quotes…