Cat in a Golden Garland (Midnight Louie Series #8) by Carole Nelson Douglas
"Midnight Louie is the funniest, hairiest hard-boiled PI on the planet!"--JANET EVANOVICH, NYT bestseller
"When it comes to romantic mysteries, Carole Nelson Douglas is the quintessential author."--Alternate Worlds
Crime does not take a holiday in the USA Today-bestselling series when freelance publicist Temple Barr and her street-smart black cat, Midnight Louie, visit the Big Apple for Christmas. Will Louie dodge a killer rival at a cat commercial audition? Will Temple unmask a murderer and unwrap a surprise romantic proposal? Only Santa knows for sure.
"Midnight Louie captured my attention from the very first page!"--SANDRA BROWN, NYT bestseller
This eighth book in the USA Today bestselling Midnight Louie series is another clever, sassy and classy mystery from New York Times Notable Book of the Year (Good Night, Mr. Holmes) author Carole Nelson Douglas.
"Midnight Louie takes Manhattan by storm as he and his human companion, Temple Barr, breeze into town at Christmas . . . The flamboyant Kit, who adds considerable spark to this bright cast, dispenses advice to her lovelorn niece as liberally as she does wine and conversation . . . Louie, without turning a hair, draws on his awesome sleuthing skills to find two pieces of evidence that point to the killer. Douglas, who knows how to spin a fine tale, hits her stride with Louie's latest appearance."--Publishers Weekly
"Very different from the previous works in this superb series. The action moves from Las Vegas to the Big Apple and the storyline is split between the murder investigation and Temple's friend, an ex-priest searching for himself. Both these features add freshness and tie together into a fabulous novel. Of course, there remains the pièce de resistance, Midnight Louie, who alone would turn this novel into a gourmet treat."--Affaire de Coeur
"a catchy and satisfying next installment by Carole Nelson Douglas, who can apparently turn her capable had to any form of fiction . . . Midnight Louie and Temple Barr have established a loyal and ever-growing following with their separate perspectives on their shared lives and Cat in a Golden Garland won't disappoint them."--The Mystery Review
"Douglas provides lovable Louie with several anthropomorphic traits that make him seem like a feline with a human brain inside . . .This entire series is unique and refreshing and highly recommended for someone who likes a different kind of mystery." --Amazon.com
"Temple's tempestuous love life (not to mention her world-class shoe collection) and Max and Matt's past and present problems are just part of the fun...You never know what madness and mayhem you'll find in Douglas's mysteries, but you can be sure it will be wild, witty and utterly irresistible."--Alix Madrigal, San Francisco Chronicle
"It is always a joy to be reunited with that adorable tomcat, Midnight Louie, whose thoughts, deeds and devotion make the feline seem more human than most homo sapiens. Cat in a
"Once again Ms. Douglas lights up the skies with a dazzling blend of witty prose, clever plotting and just plain old good fun. No wonder Midnight Louie is everyone's cat's meow." --Melinda Helfer, RT Book Reviews
The Prime Suspect finds the series "everything you might want in a mystery: glitzy Las Vegas, real characters, suspense, a tough puzzle, and...on top of it all, a fine sense of humor and some illuminating social commentary."
"Las Vegas's feline detective extraordinary returns... Louie is an irresistible combination of Nathan Detroit and Sam Spade. Plenty of interest here for a lengthy, fun-filled series."--Mostly Murder