Welcome to the Wonderful World of Dixie Hemingway

The Dixie Hemingway Series is published by Macmillan/St. Martins Press and written by Blaize and John Clement. All the books in the series are available at your local library as well as your favorite bookseller.

“I love everything about this series: the tropical setting, the thoroughly likable heroine, and the masterfully woven plot lines. A great read for any time of year, but especially enjoyable during those cold early-spring days that make you wonder whether it will ever get warm again!” — THE CONSCIOUS CAT

“Like its predecessors, The Cat Sitters Whiskers is an appealing blend of the cozy, pet-centered subgenera and the edgier thriller in which human greed sets crime in motion. Sit, stay, and read.” — RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

“Dixie is a feisty heroine who’s as dedicated to animals as she is to crime-solving, and it’s a comfort to know that Blaize Clement’s series will continue, courtesy of her talented son.”

“A knockout read. For anyone who loves mysteries, animals, or just plain great writing.”

Just as you pull off your mittens, grab a cup of tea, and settle down for a lazy languid read, you realize you are faced with something quite different altogether — a proper whodunit.

— Criminal Element


Audiobook: Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues

Narrated by Cassandra Campbell

Set in the lush and beautiful island of Siesta Key, with a cast of characters that Dixie fans the world over have come to know and love, Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues is the third Dixie Hemingway Mystery.

Caught in a rainstorm, Dixie takes cover in the gatehouse of a mysterious mansion only to make a terrible discovery: The guard has been murdered. Given her recent history, she’s had quite enough of homicide investigations, detectives, and police tape, so she sneaks away, confident that someone else will report it. 

But that somebody else sees her leaving the scene of the crime. And to make matters worse, the owner of the mansion is a new client – a pain-wracked man with a pet iguana who’s either a brilliant scientist or a raving lunatic or both. It’s up to Dixie to find out which as she finds herself at the center of a dangerous mystery fueled by dark secrets…

Available at Audible, Libro, Authors Direct, AppleBooks, Amazon and wherever audiobooks are sold.


Set in the lush and beautiful island of Siesta Key, with a cast of characters that Dixie fans the world over have come to know and love, The Cat Sitter and the Canary is the next book by Blaize and John Clement. 

Dixie Hemingway, everyone’s favorite pet-sitting sleuth, is back for yet another riveting case. A delightful addition to this critically acclaimed series, The Cat Sitter and the Canary is sure to leave both mystery fans and cat lovers alike purring with delight.

This time, Dixie finds a tall, handsome tourist loitering around the home of one of her long-time clients. He tells her he’s just arrived from Scotland and that he’s lost his glasses, which presumably explains why he can’t find the house he rented for his seaside vacation. Dixie points him to the bungalow across the street (but not before rebuffing a few of the sexy Scotsman’s passes) and then continues about her business. 

She doesn’t think about him again until she stumbles upon a dead body in her client’s front hall ― a man in a three-piece suit with jet-black hair, delicate wrists, and a small notecard stuck to his lapel with a pearl-tipped hat pin. Right away, Dixie puts on her sleuthing cap and starts looking for clues, but when she sees what’s written on that card, she knows… this is going to be an adventure unlike any she’s ever had before. 

And if she’s not careful, it just might be her last…