Cat in an Ultramarine Scheme (Mightnight Louie Series #22) [NOOK Book]

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Temple Barr, publicist extraordinaire, is itching to bring off her most dangerous and exciting assignment, helping to launch an endeavor that many a Vegas showmen have dreamed of: a Las Vegas mob museum/casino.

While city powers-that-be hem and haw over doing an official project on the subject, the Family Fontana plans to connect two hotels with a  "Chunnel of Crime" featuring an underground speakeasy,  a fast "ride" through ...

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Cat in an Ultramarine Scheme (Mightnight Louie Series #22)

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Overview


Temple Barr, publicist extraordinaire, is itching to bring off her most dangerous and exciting assignment, helping to launch an endeavor that many a Vegas showmen have dreamed of: a Las Vegas mob museum/casino.

While city powers-that-be hem and haw over doing an official project on the subject, the Family Fontana plans to connect two hotels with a  "Chunnel of Crime" featuring an underground speakeasy,  a fast "ride" through Vegas crime history by Gangsters custom limo sevice, and other fun attractions.

Temple's grand scheme to do a live "opening Bugsy Siegel's vault" media event built around a huge safe found buried underground produces a two-day-old body wearing white tie and tails.

With Temple's magician-counterterrorist ex-lover, Max, gone missing and her new fiance, radio shrink Matt Devine, in Chicago for week-long media gig, Temple must depend on "the Vegas Strip Irregulars," a posse of cats, to solve murders old and new that smack of mobs vintage and all too contemporary. Success, or failure, could cost Temple her life, and all nine of Louie's.

 


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The recession may be dimming the glitz, but the action still roars in Las Vegas, as shown in Douglas's twisty 22nd Midnight Louie mystery (after 2009's Cat in a Topaz Tango). PR expert Temple Barr is helping the Fontana family to publicize a new tourist attraction exploiting Vegas's mob past, the "Chunnel of Crime," a museum/monorail that connects two hotels. During a promo event, an old underground vault opened in hopes of revealing lost gangster loot uncovers instead the stabbed corpse of Cosimo Sparks, an ex-Vegas magician. The Fontanas and Temple investigate, along with the LVPD. Meanwhile, Temple's fiancé, radio star Matt Devine, is in Chicago and her presumed dead amnesiac ex, magician/counterterrorist Max/Michael Aloysius Xavier Kinsella, is in Ireland with mentor Garry Randolph (aka Gandolph the Great) researching the past of the late Kathleen O'Connor (aka Kitty the Cutter), an abused orphan. Some closing surprises will leave series fans eager for the next installment. (Aug.)
From the Publisher

“Midnight Louie is a legendary sleuth who ranks right up with the greats—Travis McGee in fur!”--RT Book Reviews

“If either Mike Hammer or Columbo had a cat, it would be Midnight Louie.”--Cat Fancy

“Douglas’s humor and keen plot twists keep this long-running series purring.”--Publishers Weekly on Cat in a Red Hot Rage

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429937610
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Series: Midnight Louie Series , #22
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 195,974
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Cat in a Ultramarine Scheme is the twenty-second title in Carole Nelson Douglas's sassy Midnight Louie mystery series.  Previous titles include Cat in a Topaz Tango, Cat in a Sapphire Slipper, and Cat in a Red Hot Rage. In addition to tales of her favorite feline, Douglas is also the author of the historical suspense series featuring Irene Adler, the only woman ever to have “outwitted” Sherlock Holmes.  Douglas resides in Fort Worth, Texas.


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  • Posted June 26, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    fresh and amusing

    Public relations specialist Temple Barr is setting up a campaign for the Fontana family to take advantage of Las Vegas' mob roots. The "Chunnel of Crime" is a monorail within a museum connecting two hotels. During a promotional event, an underground vault is opened for the first time in years. Temple and her clients hope to find buried gangster loot instead of what was found in Capone's vault. Instead, they find something worse to accentuate the gangster past. Inside is the corpse of former magician Cosimo Sparks. Someone stabbed him and buried him. Temple accompanied by her pet owner Midnight Louie investigates; as does the Fontana family and the police.

    At the same time, Temple and Louie make inquiries, her fiancé radio star Matt Devine is in Chicago. Her "dead" ex, magician/counterterrorist Max Kinsella, is in Ireland suffering from amnesia but cared for by Garry "Gandolph the Great" Randolph as he seeks information on the late orphan Kathleen "Kitty the Cutter" O'Connor.

    In his twenty-second starring appearance (see Cat in a Topaz Tango), Midnight Louie remains fresh and amusing as if he was working with his human pet on their first case (see 1993's Catnap). The twisting story line is fast-paced as Temple relies on Midnight Louie's posse the Vegas Strip Irregulars to solve the homicides. This is a terrific entry as fans of the series will believe rascally lovable Louie has several lives left.

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2012

    The Fontana boys are back! And of course Midnight Louie is alway

    The Fontana boys are back! And of course Midnight Louie is always present to add his perspective or shall I say "purrspective" to the tale. Another hit, one of the best!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    great read

    I really enjoyed reading this book. All the historical background is included without being boring or breaking up the action. Love the additional cats!

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Midnight Louie is great!

    Midnight Louie is one of my two favorite feline sleuths (Joe Grey is the other one). This is another good item in the series.

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  • Posted June 19, 2012

    Another captivating Midnight Louie story!

    The "mystery" is a little weak - but this installment in the ongoing saga of the slinky supersleuth is still entertaining. And the ongoing stories of the human characters make this a 'don't miss' for fans of the series.
    "ultramarine" may be reaching a little....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Not up to her earlier books.

    This time the plot is hard to follow. The characters are not developed as well as her earlier Midnight Louie stories. The ending leaves the reader in limbo.

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  • Posted January 7, 2011

    Very Fun Read!!!!!!

    If you have never enjoyed a midnight louie you are missing out...Fast paced and fun.

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