Book Review & Giveaway: Inspector Dewey by Kristen Hemerl


Inspector Dewey

About the Book

My name is Dewey–Inspector Dewey.

I live in the big green house on Hampshire Avenue with my family: Thumper, Lily, and Anna. I am the Big Cat—responsible for keeping everyone safe and in order. I do this quite well, in spite of the fact that managing my family is like, well, herding cats!

Mostly our life is peaceful. But one night it wasn’t. That was the night the bad guy showed up on our block. Of course, I knew exactly how to outsmart the outlaw, but—miserable mullet!—would Anna and the police understand my instructions?

To find out how the adventure ended, you’ll have to read my book. But I’ll give you a hint: there’s a reason I’m called Inspector Dewey.


Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of this book will fund veterinary care for pets whose families are in financial need, so that the animals can remain in their homes and out of the shelter system.


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My Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

This as an adorable book! Inspector Dewey is narrated by Anna’s cat, Dewey. Anna also has 2 other cats, Thumper and Lily, and it’s obvious that she loves her cats and takes good care of them. They have a happy, peaceful life until, one night, a possible intruder outside their house wakes them up. Dewey takes the lead and they end up having an exciting (and exhausting) evening.

The story is a good one and the pictures of Anna and her cats are great. The illustrations cover the pages, are colorful, and bring Anna and the cats to life.

I found it interesting that Kristen Heimerl based this book on a true story when an intruder was in her neighborhood. Also, half the proceeds from sales of Inspector Dewey will go to paying veterinary bills for those in need so that the pets can stay with their families. What a great cause!


Author’s Bio

Kristen HeimerlKristen Heimerl

Marketing Officer, Strategy Expert, Innovator and Brand Builder, Kristen’s business career spans 20+ years serving the biggest brands in industry and the biggest hearts of start-ups and entrepreneurs. Kristen revels in bringing compelling products and services to life and helping leaders and individuals with big dreams realize their big goals.

Kristen’s life joys include her 2+ year obsession creating the most beautiful self-published picture book possible, the breathtaking forests and lakes of her Minnesota birthplace, the family that really does love her no matter what, and her three magnificent Norwegian Forest Cats who together, with Kristen, helped catch the bad guy on their block that inspired her upcoming book (stake out and high speed chase included!)

She holds a master of science in eCommerce from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, and a BA from the University of St. Thomas. As the great transformer in her life, Kristen supports others’ education and literacy as an adjunct professor of business and strategy and, more recently, through her children’s book, Inspector Dewey (Available September 2015).

Kristen’s site for her work “Inspector Dewey” will be premiering on May 31st, 2015. In addition, you can read more about Kristen’s work at, also live on May 31st.


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4 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: Inspector Dewey by Kristen Hemerl

  1. Kristen Heimerl September 4, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    How could I NOT tell the story of a lady and three fat ‘n happy cats on a mission to catch a bad guy at 2 am? 🙂 When he showed up on our block two years ago and I was crawling with the kitties across the floor of my home to reach the phone to call the police, I knew our experience would someday become a children’s story. Dewey took the helm, seriously sleuthing. Lily graced my right side, giggling and wriggling in glee. And sweet Thumper trotted behind, steadily securing the rear. That moment inspired the book and became an illustration in it. I think it’s my fave because every time I look at it I crack up at what complete dorks we were! Thank you sincerely for the opportunity to share my book with you and your friends–it means so very, very much!


    • sleepygirl2 September 4, 2015 / 3:58 pm

      It definitely made a good children’s story!


    • sleepygirl2 September 6, 2015 / 8:03 am

      That’s my plan. I don’t get to see my niece very often but I plan on saving this one for her.


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