Search Results: "Carole Nelson Douglas"


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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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CHAPEL NOIR by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Douglas cleverly balances tragedy and farce in a gentle mockery of period adventure and a ruthless depiction of all-too-contemporary hatreds."
After a seven-year hiatus, fictional editor Fiona Witherspoon at last presents the return of sleuth extraordinaire Irene Adler (Irene's Last Waltz, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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CAT IN A SAPPHIRE SLIPPER by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Latecomers to this long-running series (Cat in a Red Hot Rage, 2007, etc.) will be glad to see an opening chapter that helps make sense of a long list of intertwined characters from former tales. As always, Louie outshines the human cast."
The clock is ticking as Midnight Louie and Temple Barr investigate a murder at a Nevada chicken ranch. 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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CAT IN A MIDNIGHT CHOIR by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

The 14th adventure in an ambitious, alphabetical series finds feline gumshoe Midnight Louie back in the heart of Las Vegas. 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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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 WITH AN EMERALD EYE by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Padded out with lots of Houdini lore and related name-dropping (Orson Welles, Conan Doyle): for Louis loyalists only, or psi devotees who can tolerate the rampant cutesiness."
This sixth Midnight Louie outing from the alarmingly prolific Douglas (Cat in a Diamond Dazzle, p. 406, etc.) sends Las Vegas p.r. woman Temple Barr—a well-dressed but faceless heroine—into the world of psychics. Read full book review >

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SPIDER DANCE by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Like its seven predecessors (Femme Fatale, 2003, etc.), a paean to women's audacity, pugnacity and street smarts, told with frisky good humor and nicely integrated historical asides: Bellevue's eminence, Mesmer's skills, Delmonico's menus."
The only woman to capture Sherlock Holmes's regard again fascinates him, this time in 1889. 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 >

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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 >