By Carole Nelson Douglas
Readers are biting their nails because the renowned alphabetic nighttime Louie tom cat PI secret sequence' penultimate booklet arrives with this twenty seventh access. Even then, Las Vegas's hairiest sleuth (whose feline-noir voice has been in comparison to Hammett, Hammer, and Nathan Detroit) usually are not placing up his fedora. Cat in an Alphabet Endgame continues to be to come.
In the twenty seventh dead night Louie secret via long island occasions outstanding booklet of the yr writer Carole Nelson Douglas, hour of darkness Louie channels the jazz and swing-dance age. In Cat in a Zebra Zoot go well with, Circle Ritz citizens petite PR powerhouse Temple Barr and her trustworthy roommate, hour of darkness Louie, needs to protect their cherished aged landlady from a extraordinary homicide cost that echoes a long-past atrocity. in the meantime Temple's fiancé, Matt Devine, turns detective on a mystery project and her ex, a magician with a counter-terrorist prior, tangles with vengeful IRA contributors and a psycho stalker in eire. And what makes a defunct fifties nightclub construction in Las Vegas the pit of all evil and greed?
All concerned will face impressive risks and offerings and may balancing at the fringe of survival . . . and even perhaps surprising new futures. lethal encounters and unforeseen reunions strength the entire major characters into unexpected loss and disclosure, the suspense leavened by way of Douglas's attribute wit and center.
Janet Evanovich says of this united states this present day bestselling sequence "Midnight Louie is the funniest, hairiest, hard-boiled PI at the planet." Publishers Weekly unearths Temple "fun, frothy and charming".
(The sequence' first non-alphabetic titles, Catnap and Pussyfoot, were reissued in e-book as Cat in an Alphabet Soup and Cat in an Aqua Storm.)
"So during this quite often fun-filled, witty and comedian dead night Louie trip, Douglas tackles a mess of significant and topical matters [including] monogamy, celibacy, sexual accountability and familial accountability, theology, stalking, sanity and absence of comparable, honor and dedication, and the conserving of vows and trusts," acknowledged more often than not homicide on Cat in a Flamingo Fedora.
Editor Carolyn Nichols referred to as the middle of the night Louie novels "Sophisticated, mainstream, and upmarket."
Carole Nelson Douglas penned the recent York instances striking booklet of the yr, sturdy evening, Mr. Holmes, approximately Irene Adler, and in addition writes the Delilah highway, Paranormal Investigator, noir city fantasies. She makes a speciality of witty, adventurous novels within the mystery/thriller, excessive and concrete delusion, and romance/women's fiction genres.
A former award-winning newspaper reporter, she has 3 lifetime fulfillment awards in mystery/suspense from RT ebook reports and has received many Cat Writers' organization Muse Medallions. In 2012, she used to be inducted into the Texas Literary corridor of status. She rescues cats and the occasional puppy in her spare time.
“Las Vegas’s pussycat detective awesome returns... Louie is an impossible to resist mix of Nathan Detroit and Sam Spade. lots of curiosity right here for a long, fun-filled series.”—Mostly homicide
“If it really is homicide, it needs to be dead night Louie time! Carole Nelson Douglas's cool dude pussycat detective pulls off a few fancy footwork whilst he fits wits with a murderer...Written with trendy zest and impossible to resist panache, this smart story operates on a multiplicity of levels.”—Melinda Helfer, RT publication experiences four½ stars
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