Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit (Midnight Louie Series #27)

Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit (Midnight Louie Series #27)

by Carole Nelson Douglas

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Overview

JANET EVANOVICH calls Midnight Louie "the funniest, hairiest, hard-boiled PI on the planet” and readers are biting their nails as Carole Nelson Douglas’s popular alphabetic Midnight Louie feline PI mystery series nears its end with the 27th and penultimate entry, Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit

In Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit, Louie’s roommate, petite powerhouse PR freelancer Temple Barr, discovers a strip club opening in a nearby empty building threatens her elderly landlady’s wedding chapel business. Electra’s Lark’s troubles go supernova with a murder charge for a death that echoes a bizarre slaying decades earlier. Temple and Louie must solve why a forgotten fifties night club has become a now a nexus of death and greed. Meanwhile Temple’s fiancé, Matt Devine, ex-priest radio shrink, plays detective with a rough crowd getting rougher, her ex, magician-counterterrorist Max Kinsella, dodges IRA remnants in Ireland, where psychotic liar Kathleen O’Connor leads him to his cousin, presumed dead from a pub bombing years earlier. All the investigators’ pasts draw them into shocking revelations and present peril.

Readers have fretted on online sites for years about the “Z” book ending Louie’s adventures. Not so. A final entry will follow the “Z” book: Cat in an Alphabet Endgame, coming in 2016. Even then, Vegas’ hairiest sleuth (whose feline-noir voice has been compared to Hammett, Hammer, and Nathan Detroit) will not be hanging up his fedora.

“So in this typically fun-filled, witty and comic Midnight Louie outing, Douglas tackles a multitude of serious and topical issues.”—M0STLY MURDER on Cat in a Flamingo Fedora

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943175017
Publisher: Carole Nelson Douglas
Publication date: 08/30/2015
Series: Midnight Louie Series , #27
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 329,205
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Multi-genre novelist Carole Nelson Douglas writes two bestselling series set in a Las Vegas worlds apart: the contemporary Midnight Louie feline PI mysteries, and the Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator, noir urban fantasies set in 2013. Carole has won more than thirty writing awards, including RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Awards for Mystery and Versatility. Her NYT Notable Book of the Year, Good Night, Mr. Holmes, launched the first Sherlockian woman protagonist, Irene Adler.

Johnny Heller has narrated hundreds of titles. He is a 2009 and 2005 Audie Award winner, and Publishers Weekly named him a 2008 & 2009 Listen Up winner. AudioFile Magazine named him a Best Voice of 2009 and 2008 and one of the top 50 voices of the 20th Century. He is a multiple Golden Earphone Award winner. A veteran stage, television and commercial actor, Johnny is also a stand up comic, author and playwright.

An award-winning storyteller and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Cris Dukehart has narrated books across genres, from romance, science fiction, and young adult to children's literature, non-fiction and autobiography. Her voice can be heard around the world and across the Web.

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Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ardiejoy More than 1 year ago
RoselMD More than 1 year ago
If all good things must come to an end, Carole Nelson Douglas is setting us up for a spectacular finish. In this penultimate story of Midnight Louie and his current attendant humans, we see not just a windup of old stories, but many teasers for new stories. As in all good finishes, she brings back old characters--I've missed Ingram and his bookstore--and gives us hints of new directions. So. Temple wouldn't really throw Matt over for Max, would she? Are they moving to Chicago? With Midnight Louie? Carmen isn't going to get shuffled off with an almost-nameless Fontana brother, is she? (They have names, but even the protagonists can't tell them apart.) Will Mariah meet her father as her father? And Max--well, I don't care about him. Never liked him in the first place. Tune in to the next and supposedly final book where All Will Be Revealed. Being a cat lover and rescuer, I naturally gravitate to fiction with cats, but until Midnight Louie, noir detective in more ways than one, I did not return for seconds. Thank you, Ms. Douglas, for a great long ride (and a steady stream of birthday/Christmas gifts from my family). Very best fishes for future success!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If all good things must come to an end, Carole Nelson Douglas is setting us up for a spectacular finish. In this penultimate story of Midnight Louie and his current attendant humans, we see not just a windup of old stories, but many teasers for new stories. As in all good finishes, she brings back old characters--I've missed Ingram and his bookstore--and gives us hints of new directions. So. Temple wouldn't really throw Matt over for Max, would she? Are they moving to Chicago? With Midnight Louie? Carmen isn't going to get shuffled off with an almost-nameless Fontana brother, is she? (They have names, but even the protagonists can't tell them apart.) Will Mariah meet her father as her father? And Max--well, I don't care about him. Never liked him in the first place. Tune in to the next and supposedly final book where All Will Be Revealed. Being a cat lover and rescuer, I naturally gravitate to fiction with cats, but until Midnight Louie, noir detective in more ways than one, I did not return for seconds. Thank you, Ms. Douglas, for a great long ride (and a steady stream of birthday/Christmas gifts from my family). Very best fishes for future success!