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“Temple Barr, public relations whiz, rocks Las Vegas with her sleuthing grit, wacky friends and sexy guys, cool cat sidekick, fast-paced action and laughs. And Midnight Louie is the funniest, hairiest hard-boiled PI on the planet!”—JANET  EVANOVICH, NYT bestseller


Calling Mr. Spock! Temple Barr must find a murderer among a cast of thousands of costumed Science Fiction characters and fans at Titanicon, the world’s largest SF convention. When not herding trekkies, she finds murder also strikes the local university campus. Midnight Louie’s

twelfth adventure examines a whole new world of crime and punishment in another witty, imaginative puzzler from New York Times Notable Book of the Year author (Good Night, Mr. Holmes) Carole Nelson Douglas.


“There’s really only one cat writer in North America. That’s Carole Nelson Douglas, a Texas writer who has created, next to Sylvester, one of the world’s more famous cats —Midnight Louie. Now this jet-black feline sleuth strays into an alien world of science fiction and fantasy while pursuing a puss-in-kinky-boots. Lurking among the trekkies, elves, aliens and other-worldly creatures . . . is a murderer. We can only be thankful cats have nine lives.”—Ottawa Citizen


“There is no finer amateur sleuth than Midnight Louie, the feline equivalent to Spencer (or perhaps Hawk). Carole Nelson Douglas infuses humor throughout her storyline, which keeps readers alternating between grinning and laughing. Told from the various perspectives of the major players, a dangerous  technique for a lesser talent, the plot contains snappy insight that leads to multiple surprises. Cat in a Kiwi Con is one of the better works in this long running series, which is filled with superb novels. Midnight Louie’s charm and appeal still wins readers’ hearts.”—Alternate Worlds


Carole Nelson Douglas carries her readers into the world of science fiction conventions and vendors, science fiction writers, television series and fans Truly another world, one with which Douglas is familiar, having written both science fiction and fantasy. More importantly, she takes her readers deeper into the world of her Las Vegas mystery series, returning characters from earlier books, answering some questions and creating even more. . . .Carole Nelson Douglas knows how to hold the reader’s attention, whether with witty observations about the worlds of fandom, science fiction and fantasy or about the world she creates with Midnight Louie and company. Dive in, explore, experience and enjoy.”–Mostly Murder


Although Runyonesque street-cat Midnight Louie tracks a feline in his 12th appearance, he and feminine amateur sleuth Temple Barr, the cozy-noir partners who launched the Douglas series, take a backseat on this ride through Oz Vegas. Surrealistic in any case, Las Vegas goes nova when the kiwis invade: the fruit, the birds, and New Zealand’s virtual products, Xena and Hercules, hit town for TitanicCon, the biggest science fiction/fantasy convention ever. When the daughter of working mom and tough cop Carmen Molina  is desperate to go . . . Molina needs help from  all the regulars in this bizarre, jam-packed, postmodern-Dickensian series…Character confusions proliferate in this masked world where the “real” Khatlord looks exactly like costumed fans . . . When UNLV  Professor Jefferson Mangel is sliced a by a real replica of a prop knife, the case enters another, more dangerous, dimension, bursting the bounds of a single book and single genre. If Midnight Louie prowled only the predictable streets of genre fiction, all the murders in his ersatz world would be resolved. But each new installment in this exuberant series compounds the complexity, leaving us between books with mysterious bodies and looming menace. Even seasoned series fans will occasionally scratch their heads.”—Kirkus Reviews 


“When it comes to romantic mysteries, Carole Nelson Douglas is the quintessential author.”—Alternate Worlds


“Midnight Louie captured my attention from the very first page!”—SANDRA BROWN,  NYT bestseller


“The Midnight Louie series reads like a serial, with each escapade segueing seamlessly into the next as if they were all a part of real life....The streets of Las Vegas were never so treacherous, nor so inviting as in this adventure replete with trademark wordplay, heartstrings and yes, even a murder or twoMostly Murder, The Best of 1998


“Temple’s tempestuous love life (not to mention her world-class shoe collection) and Max and Matt’s past and present problems are just part of the fun…You never know what madness and mayhem you’ll find in Douglas’s mysteries, but you can be sure it will be wild, witty and utterly irresistible.”—San Francisco Chronicle

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.”


Once again Ms. Douglas lights up the skies with a dazzling blend of witty prose, clever plotting and just plain old good fun. No wonder Midnight Louie is everyone’s cat’s meow.”Melinda Helfer, RT Book Reviews

“Douglas leads her readers on a merry chase before neatly drawing these disparate threads together. Midnight Louie's fans will be delighted.”—Publishers Weekly


“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 

GENRE
Policier et suspense
SORTIE
2000
1 mai
LANGUE
EN
Anglais
LONGUEUR
418
Pages
ÉDITIONS
Wishlist Publishing
TAILLE
2,6
Mo

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