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“Midnight Louie is the funniest, hairiest hard-boiled PI on the planet!”—JANET EVANOVICH, NYT bestseller
This ninth book in the USA Today bestselling Midnight Louie series is another clever, sassy and classy mystery from New York Times Notable Book of the Year (Good Night, Mr. Holmes) author Carole Nelson Douglas. A bizarre murder at a Las Vegas pirate ship attraction puts freelance publicist Temple Barr’s friends and neighbors on the suspect list. Can the dogged amateur sleuth and her street-smart black cat, Midnight Louie, solve the crime while Temple realizes she’s at the heart of a romantic triangle turning red-hot?
“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. Louie, of course, is the exception only in that he is fortunate enough to have someone interpret for him: In this case the dual questions of Miss Temple Barr’s dueling flames –Max and Matt–and a sexy Siamese who has Louie’s number from the first twitch of a whisker. The streets o f Las Vegas were never so treacherous, nor so inviting as in this ninth adventure replete with trademark wordplay, heartstrings and yes, even a murder or two—DSB, Mostly 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.”—Alix Madrigal, San Francisco Chronicle
“Cat on a Hyacinth Hunt is the ninth entry in the Midnight Louie cat series and surprisingly the book retains the fresh and exciting perspective of its forerunners. The mystery remains first rate while the romantic triangle (or is that rectangle with Louie being the other corner) has become more complex and interesting. The brilliantly talented Carole Nelson Douglas has set in motion storyline twists leading the series in a new direction that is sure to surprise yet please Louie’s biggest fans.”—Affaire de Coeur
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
Midnight Louie, cat detective, falls under the spell of an exotic feline fatale in his latest adventure, while his human, Temple Barr, is further swayed by magician-on-the-lam, Max Kinsella. Back in Las Vegas after a stint in New York City (Cat in a Golden Garland), Louie is in the audience at the Oasis Hotel watching the Egyptian barge battle, when a body is observed strapped to the prow of a ship. Ex-priest Matt Devine, another of Temple's enduring love interests, identifies the body as that of his unlamented stepfather, Cliff Effinger. What first appears to be just a mob-style rubout of a two-bit con man becomes something else with the discovery of a soggy note attached to the body that links Temple with hyacinths. While Temple and Max research the uses of the flower, Louie takes matters into his own paws and pads down to a nightclub called the Opium Den to take in the magic show of one Shangri-La and her lilac-point Siamese, Hyacinth. The humans finally tumble to Shangri-La's link to the case and converge on the magic show. But only after Temple is drugged, kidnapped and finally rescued with the help of a squad of DEA is resolution achieved. Midnight Louie's fans will rejoice that a perennial villain Cliff Effinger is finally laid to rest, and will likely hope for a comparable tidying up of Temple's increasingly tiresome vacillation between her two admirers.