Search Results: "Carole Nelson Douglas"


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CAT IN A CRIMSON HAZE by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"A clunker, except perhaps to the cat-obsessed."
Yet another chapter in the frenetic life of footwear-obsessed p.r. woman Temple Barr (Cat on a Blue Monday, 1994, etc.) and her all-knowing, self-obsessed cat Midnight Louie. Read full book review >

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CAT IN A VEGAS GOLD VENDETTA by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"The 22nd title in Douglas' alphabetical series (Cat in an Ultramarine Scheme, 2010, etc.) will delight her fans by tying up a lot of loose ends, even if newcomers find it hard to keep up."
Petite PR powerhouse Temple Barr joins her noir cat Midnight Louie to solve some long-simmering crimes. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Louie's 23rd (Cat in a Vegas Gold Vendetta, 2011, etc.) brings together many of the characters beloved by loyal fans, along with enough loose threads to knit a sizable blanket. Will they all be tied up when Douglas reaches the end of the series?"
Midnight Louie, Las Vegas' toughest, shortest, darkest detective, is kidnapped, or catnapped, during a trip to Chicago. Read full book review >

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CAT IN A TOPAZ TANGO by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Though Louie's latest alphabetical caper (Cat in a Sapphire Slipper, 2008, etc.) is longwinded and not especially mysterious, fans and feline fanciers will no doubt curl up and purr."
Temple Barr and her housemate, noir feline detective Midnight Louie, dance with second-string stars. Read full book review >

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CAT IN A RED HOT RAGE by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"Catnip for Louie's devoted fans, though the unwary who haven't read his first 17 adventures (Cat in a Quicksilver Caper, 2006, etc.) will struggle to make sense of the relationships in this convoluted tale."
When the Red Hat Society holds its convention in Las Vegas, murder is an uninvited guest. Read full book review >

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PUSSYFOOT by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1993

"Dog lovers, and lovers of well-made plots and prose, need not apply."
Principled p.r. freelancer Temple Barr (Catnap, 1992) gets backed into arranging publicity for the Goliath Hotel's stripper competition- -thanks to the heart-attack that sleazy columnist Crawford Buchanan suffered when he discovered the body of one of the contestants hanging by her own G-string. Read full book review >

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MARILYN by Carole Nelson Douglas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1997

"Douglas (Cat With an Emerald Eye, 1996, etc.) provides waves of delight for Monroephiles, though there's not much illumination deeper than Gloria Steinem's neo-feminist analysis."
Thirty-five years after her death, Marilyn Monroe lives, and dies, again in this collection of 21 new stories. Read full book review >

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GOOD MORNING, IRENE by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1991

"Arch and self-infatuated, but charming (as Nell might say) withal."
More adventures for Sherlock Holmes's nemesis Irene Norton, nÇe Adler: reported dead in the European press, she's living in Paris when a sailor is dragged from the Seine with an ornate S tattooed on his chest—the mate not only to a similar O-shaped tattoo Irene found on a man Bram Stoker pulled from the Thames seven years earlier, but to a third tattoo, an E, engraved on the breast of Louise Montpensier, an heiress Irene discovers in a hotel particulier shortly before she disappears from Paris. Read full book review >

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IRENE AT LARGE by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Though the details about romance and ladies' garb are as arch as ever, the hindsighted period cameos and tangential intrigues are mercifully kept in abeyance as Holmes and Irene do their most charming (if, in Holmes's case, unwitting) work together."
With this third helping of corseted whimsy resurrecting Sherlock Holmes's old antagonist Irene Adler, Douglas (Good Night, Mr. Holmes; Good Morning, Irene) finally seems to be getting the hang of weaving a new mystery together with strands of Holmesiana that include the background of Col. Read full book review >

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THE CAT AND THE JACK OF SPADES by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

A pair of loose-cannon hit men do baccarat referee Solitaire Smith and Kansas tourist Gayle Tyson the favor of throwing them together in 1985 Las Vegas, but send them scurrying into the desert and a whirlwind of past crimes and misdemeanors that will be unwrapped only with the help of Midnight Louie, the tough-talking cat who here rounds out his quartet of first appearances (The Cat and the Jill of Diamonds, p. 517) in hardcovers nearly half again as long as their 1990 paperback abridgements. Read full book review >

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THE CAT AND THE JILL OF DIAMONDS by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

The third installment in Douglas's original Midnight Louie quartet (The Cat and the Queen of Hearts, 1999, etc.), first published in paperback abridgment in 1990, allies the sleuthing alley cat with Johnny Diamond, a Las Vegas crooner that a stalker has singing the blues, and Jill O'Rourke, a sharpshooting poker player supporting a cantankerous grandfather, Eightball O'Rourke, who still dreams along with his cronies of a score even bigger than his granddaughter's heart. Read full book review >