Search Results: "Carole Nelson Douglas"


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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 KIWI CON by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

"Even seasoned series fans will occasionally scratch their heads. (Author tour)"
Although Runyonesque street-cat Midnight Louie tracks a feline in his 12th appearance (Cat in a Jeweled Jumpsuit, 1999, etc.), 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. 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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CUP OF CLAY by Carole Nelson Douglas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 24, 1991

Douglas (Good Morning, Irene, p. 635) returns to fantasy with this bland first volume of The Taliswoman Trilogy. 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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MIDNIGHT LOUIE'S PET DETECTIVES by Carole Nelson Douglas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives ($23.95; Oct.; 352 pp.; 0-312-86435-3): Douglas's outspoken cat Midnight Louie (Cat on a Hyacinth Hunt, p. 852, etc.) co-edits a collection of 17 mysteries whose dramatis personae include cats (Jan Grape, Carolyn Wheat, Lisa Lepovetsky, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, editor Douglas, and, in the collection's only reprint, Lilian Jackson Braun), dogs (Anne Perry, Dorothy Cannell, Bill Crider, J.A. Jance), raccoons, hamsters, birds, elephants, and a Tasmanian devil—all sandwiched between Lawrence Treat's suggestion that the MWA Edgars be divided into Cat and Non-Cat categories and Douglas's explanation of why anybody who doesn't like animal mysteries is a few whiskers short of a puss. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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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 >