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The fifth Midnight Louie mystery is “the best Louie adventure yet, full of intricate plotting and sharp characterization. And Louie? Nine lives wouldn’t be nearly enough for this dude,” says Publishers Weekly.
What dedicated romance reader wouldn’t die to meet a long-haired, bare-chested book cover icon like the legendary Fabio? Well, not if the would-be Incredible Hunk cover model candidate is stone-cold dead.
JANET EVANOVICH calls feline PI Midnight Louie “the funniest, hairiest, hard-boiled detective on the planet.” The Prime Suspect finds the series “everything you might want in a mystery: glitzy Las Vegas, real characters, suspense, a tough puzzle, and...on top of it all, a fine sense of humor and some illuminating social commentary.”
New York Times Notable Book of the Year author Carole Nelson Douglas takes her petite PR powerhouse Temple Barr into the world of purple prose, he-man poses and murder most muscular. Temple, seeking a vacation from her own conflicted romantic life, unexpectedly finds her aunt Kit among the pseudonymous romance writer suspects. Besides tracking a killer, high-heel addict Temple is also hunting a dazzling pair of Cinderella shoes with crystal black cats on them who look just like her feline partner, Midnight Louie.
“Las Vegas’s feline detective extraordinary returns... Louie is an irresistible combination of Nathan Detroit and Sam Spade. Plenty of interest here for a lengthy, fun-filled series.”—Mostly Murder
“If it's murder, it must be Midnight Louie time! Carole Nelson Douglas's cool dude feline detective pulls off some fancy footwork when he matches wits with a murderer...Written with stylish zest and irresistible panache, this clever tale operates on a multiplicity of levels.”—Melinda Helfer, RT Book Reviews 4½ stars
It's amore for Midnight Louie, coolest cat in Las Vegas, as he continues to court the Divine Yvette, a beautiful Siamese, and ends up solving a murder at the G.R.O.W.L.--Great Readers of Wonderful Literature--convention of romance writers. Louie's human companion, freelance publicist Temple Barr, is hardly in the mood for romance. Mystifying Max, her erstwhile boyfriend, has reappeared and complicated her budding relationship with Matt Devine, an indecisive former priest. The attentions of super-hunk Fabrizio, who enjoys literally picking up the diminutive Temple, annoy her further. But she's determined to win the contest to find the pair of high-heeled shoes decorated with crystal cats--Midnight Louie shoes, she calls them--hidden somewhere in one of the hotels. When one of the male models assembled for the convention's Incredible Hunks pageant is murdered during a dress rehearsal, Temple's instinct for snooping goes into high gear, putting her own life in jeopardy. But Louie saves the day again, drawing on his linguistic skills--in this case, pigeon-English--to prove whodunit. While her prose and plotting are sometimes overwrought, Douglas (Cat in a Crimson Haze) tells her tale with such good humor that readers are likely to forgive her the occasional excess.