Cat in a Yellow Spotlight (Midnight Louie Series #26)

Cat in a Yellow Spotlight (Midnight Louie Series #26)

by Carole Nelson Douglas


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Cat in a Yellow Spotlight (Midnight Louie Series #26) by Carole Nelson Douglas

USA TODAY Bestselling series

"Midnight Louie is the funniest, hairiest, hard-boiled PI on the planet."-JANET EVANOVICH

"FUN, FROTHY AND CHARMING" -Publishers Weekly

Readers are biting their nails as the popular alphabetic Midnight Louie feline PI mystery series nears its end with this 26th entry. Even then, Las Vegas's hairiest sleuth (whose feline-noir voice has been compared to Hammett, Hammer, and Nathan Detroit) will not be hanging up his fedora.

CAT IN A YELLOW SPOTLIGHT Library/Bookstore Edition

The Las Vegas reunion show of a groundbreaking multi-ethnic band revives a deadly duel between its two divas. Now petite PR powerhouse Temple Barr and her faithful feline roommate Midnight Louie, assisted by the Vegas Cat Pack, must sniff out clues to save the Crystal Phoenix hotel's reputation and any at-risk lives, including their own. Tabloids went wild over the shocking disappearance of Black & White's two singing divas and flamboyant manager years earlier. The women made comebacks, but manager Cale Watson was never seen again. As murder stalks the rehearsing band members, Temple moves into the celebrity hotel suites to uncover sabotage, while Louie and the Vegas Cat Pack sniff out clues like, um, dogs. Meanwhile, Temple's ex, magician Max Kinsella, makes a shocking decision. Deadly encounters and unexpected reunions force all the main characters into unforeseen loss and disclosure, the suspense leavened by Douglas's characteristic wit and heart. For sleuths and suspects, it all comes down to the black and white lies that destroy hopes, lives, and family.

Secret revealed: Douglas plans a final entry to follow the "Z" book, Cat in an Alphabet Endgame. (The series' first two non-alphabetic titles, Catnap and Pussyfoot, have been reissued in ebook as Cat in an Alphabet Soup and Cat in an Aqua Storm.)

"So in this typically fun-filled, witty and comic Midnight Louie outing, Douglas tackles a multitude of serious and topical issues [including] monogamy, celibacy, sexual responsibility and familial responsibility, theology, stalking, sanity and lack of same, honor and commitment, and the keeping of vows and trusts."-M0STLY MURDER on Cat in a Flamingo Fedora


"The always engaging Midnight Louie prowls the alleys of Las Vegas solving crimes and romancing runaways like a furry Sam Spade."-People

"Nine lives wouldn't be nearly enough for this dude."-Publishers Weekly

"glitters and snaps like the town that inspired it."-NORA ROBERTS

"a finale that'll run you within a whisker of your ninth life."-Kirkus

"Never a dull moment."-Library Journal

"Sophisticated, mainstream, and upmarket."-CAROLYN NICHOLS

"The most erudite feline ever, Midnight Louie."-Mostly Murder

"Wild, witty, and utterly irresistible."-San Francisco Chronicle


Carole Nelson Douglas is the author of the bestselling Feline Noir Midnight Louie mysteries. She penned the New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Good Night, Mr. Holmes, about Irene Adler, and also writes the Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator, noir urban fantasies. She specializes in witty, adventurous novels in the mystery/thriller, high and urban fantasy, and romance/women's fiction genres. A former award-winning newspaper reporter, she three has lifetime achievement awards in mystery/suspense from RT Book Reviews and has won many Cat Writers' Association Muse Medallions. In 2012, she was inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame. She rescues cats and the occasional dog in her spare time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780974474267
Publisher: Carole Nelson Douglas
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Series: Midnight Louie Series , #26
Pages: 326
Sales rank: 227,439
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(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.

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.

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.

Multiple Audie nominee, Earphone Award winner, and one of Audiofile's Best Voices of 2010, Hillary has been narrating audiobooks since 2006 and has done close to 100 titles. She records on a regular basis in her studio in Santa Monica, CA, as well as with other producers. Her narration consistently garners glowing reviews. "Hillary Huber's narration is lyrical enough to be set to music." (Audiofile)

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Cat in a Yellow Spotlight 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
SmokeDancer More than 1 year ago
I've always enjoyed the Midnight Louie books and look forward to each one, so I was very happy when this one became available. I love the voice Louie's chapters are written in. Yellow Spotlight was again a delightful romp with some of my favorite characters of all time. The mystery in this one is intriguing and the on going thread running through the series is still alive and well. For old fans of Louie and crew the magic is still here and for people just meeting the cast for the first time, ENJOY!
ardiejoy More than 1 year ago
Mandy_Toth More than 1 year ago
Any book that has Midnight Louie in it deserves ten stars! Great job, can'twait to see how Douglas wraps it all up!
Kennygr More than 1 year ago
I have just finished reading the latest Midnight Louie Mystery, Cat in a Yellow Spotlight,  and I have to say that Carole Nelson Douglas  has done it again!  She has created yet another fresh adventure for Louie, Temple, and the other members of their world, and that’s not easy to do after 25 previous books!  At the same time, she has kept all of those characters familiar and the overall story believable and  a really fun read. The main cast of characters has remained, and their relationships have sharpened, just enough to keep things interesting.  She has also  managed to keep the many threads of the series in tact and moving along at the right pace to keep all her, and the series, fans coming back for more. I strongly recommend this long series (over 26 books and counting) to everyone who enjoys extremely well written, humorous, and really fun reads.  Start at book 1, Cat in an Alphabet Soup  and read the entire series. You’ll find characters who care about each other and whose personality remains the same throughout the entire series, yet develop as their situation changes (and yes, cats have personalities too).  You’ll find multiple, long-lasting threads that continue from book 1 all the way through to book 26 (so far).  You’ll find mystery, intrigue, sex, and love, and, most of all, you’ll find lovable characters that you would instantly make your friends, were you to meet them in real life.  And, you’ll find beautiful passages like this one that will bring you close to tears: "And then the performer suddenly stilled, and clasped his mike like a sinner would a cross, and sang a sweet, aching version of "Love Me Tender" that had the hysterics in silent tears." Finally, you’ll realize you have found a series that you really, really look forward to getting your hands on the next book.
SmileyCat More than 1 year ago
Midnight Louie is the feline version of Bogart's Sam Spade. He's quite a character! I always enjoy the chapters that Louie writes as he shares his thoughts on the current situation. The books are very cleverly written. This is a fun mystery series with a diverse and enjoyable cast of characters. I highly recommend this book and eagerly anticipate the next book in the series!