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Delilah and her partner - tall, dark, handsome, and Hispanic ex-FBI guy Ric Montoya - are busy solving a "Romeo and Juliet" double-murder and she's got plenty more to deal with: vampires, werewolves, and tigers, oh my!
Midnight Louie, the best tomcat in the crime-solving business, and his human partner, petite redheaded publicist Temple Barr, are once again in the thick of things in the city of sin. The manager of the Crystal Phoenix, one of Las Vegas's premier vacation spot, has hired Temple Barr to help clean up the hotel's image, but soon more than the Phoenix's reputation is in danger. The phoenix becomes prey to mysterious saboteurs whose little pranks just happen to keep endangering Temple's life. When Temple tangles with ex-priests, local police, FBI agents, obnoxious reporters, and a passel of semi-reformed mafiosi who wear pastel zoot suits, it's up to Midnight Louie to get her out of knot....before it's too late. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Carole Nelson Douglas's Cat in an Alien X-Ray takes the Las Vegas gang on a science-fictional roller-coaster ride. Midnight Louie, feline PI and company encounter UFO enthusiasts, conspiracy nuts who are too bizarre even for tin foil hat therapy. An Area 51 attraction on the Strip threatens to bring more than starry-eyed enthusiasts to town. Once again it is up to that furballed PI Midnight Louie to keep his crew in line and save them from the attack of the creatures from the beyond. .. or common criminals that prey on the innocent.
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 service, 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 fiancé, 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.
Cat in a Diamond Dazzle is the eagerly awaited fifth volume in the Midnight Louie mystery series. Readers have fallen in love with Louie, the tough, tousle-eared black Las Vegas tomcat, dubbed "an irresistible combination of Nathan Detroit and Sam Spade" by Mostly Murder, and with Temple Barr, his human companion, a petite redheaded public relations expert whose fondness for high-heeled shoes is matched only by her aptitude for getting into trouble. And there are troubles aplenty in Temple's life right now--from the stage magician ex-boyfriend who suddenly shows up, and whom the police would love to question about a murder he probably didn't commit, to her handsome neighbor who's proving to be quite a distraction. Temple decides she's had enough of troubles... and men. She'll leave reality and escape to fantasy by fleeing to a romance writers' convention held in Las Vegas's most dazzling hotel, the Crystal Palace. At the convention, Temple becomes entangled with the male-model Incredible Hunk pageant, writers' rivalries, along-lost relative, and a treasure hunt for a pair of dazzling crystal shoes with black cats on the heels. It's all good, relatively clean fun...until one of the would-be Fabios turns up dead. Temple's investigations into these matters soon become much more complicated--and much more dangerous--than she had planned. Luckily, there's a smart and smart-mouthed cat prowling around....
Midnight Louie, Carole Nelson Douglas's beloved twenty-pound tomcat PI, is playing at the top of his game as he walks the walk and talks the talk on the mean streets of Las Vegas. Temple Barr and Midnight Louie are up to their tails in froufrou, chapeaux, and murder when the Red Hat Sisterhood convention hits Las Vegas. Electra Lark, Temple's spirited sixty-something landlady-and a member of the local Red Hatdrags the petite spinmeister to the convention, in the hopes of helping Temple forget about her complicated love life. Cat in a Red Hot Rage is the nineteenth title in Carole Nelson Douglas's sassy Midnight Louie mystery series. This tough talking twenty-pound tomcat PI is playing at the top of his game as he walks the walk and talks the talk on the mean streets of Las Vegas. Temple Barr and Midnight Louie are up to their tails in froufrou, chapeaux, and murder when the Red Hat Sisterhood convention hits Las Vegas. Electra Lark, Temple's spirited landlady, has dragged her to the con. Accused of murder after a woman is found strangled with an official Red Hat Sisterhood scarf, Electra begs Temple to clear her name by posing as a pink-hatter, an under-fifty member of the organization. Louie and his partner in Midnight Investigations Inc., Midnight Louise, join the hunt for the killer at the Crystal Phoenix. They find old friends already there, including C-movie actress Savannah Ashleigh, and her Persian cats, Louie's ex-love, the Divine Yvette, and her sister Solange. As Temple and Louie dig under all the makeup and shopping bags it becomes clear that a whole lot of folks want to crush or cash in on the red-hot rage of female empowerment that is the Red Hat Sisterhood.
Carole Nelson Douglas, award-winning author of the acclaimed Good Night, Mr. Holmes, captivated a host of new readers with Catnap, the first novel in an irresistible new mystery series featuring Midnight Louie -- a jet-black tomcat with an appetite for mystery and an attitude right out of Damon Runyon -- and his red-haired human companion Temple Barr, a publicist in the glittering Las Vegas media scene. Pussyfoot, the sequel to Catnap, was an even bigger success, and mystery fans have been eagerly awaiting the next volume in the series. Cat on a Blue Monday is well worth the wait. Someone is stalking prize-winning purebreds at the annual Las Vegas Cat Show, and Midnight Louie is off on the prowl again. As Louie, aided by a telepathic Birman cat named Karma, follows the scent of the killer, Temple is delving into the past of Matt Devine, the handsome young hotline counselor who's captured her heart. Soon Louie and Temple find themselves up to their tails in blackmail, extortion, and cold-blooded murder. Fans of foul play, feisty female detectives, and feline forensics are sure to find Cat on a Blue Monday just their saucer of milk.
Carole Nelson Douglas's beloved sleuth is back in this sixth volume of the acclaimed Midnight Louie series. Our furry feline friend has dipped his paws into the muddy waters of murder once again--only this time, nothing is as it seems. Temple Barr, a redheaded public relations expert and Louie's human partner in detection, won't be trick-or-treating this Halloween Eve in Las Vegas: Her landlady, the eccentric Electra, is dragging her along to a séance intended to resurrect the spirit of Harry Houdini. Midnight Louie scoffs, as any sensible cat would do, but when the séance ends abruptly with the murder of a famous psychic, his well-trained nose smells something fishy, and it's not his dinner. When Temple discovers that the dead man was a debunker of false psychic phenomena, making any other supposed psychic in the room a prime suspect, she knows there's more to this case than meets the eye. Enter Mystifying Max the Magician, Temple's ex-lover and the victim's ex-student, who obviously knows more than he's telling about the murder. When Max gets in Temple's way, tampering with her emotions as well as with her crime scene, Louie realizes it's up to him to get to the bottom of this--before they find themselves at the bottom of a grave.
Ms. Temple Barr, a 29-year-old public relations free-lancer, while pursuing a cat, stumbles over a dead paperback publisher at the Las Vegas ABA. Narrated in part by Midnight Louie, the sleuthing tomcat who leads Temple to the corpse, this is an entertaining, irresistible mystery from the author of Good Night, Mr. Holmes. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
It was the revelation of the millennium: witches, werewolves, vampires and other supernaturals are real. Fast-forward 13 years: TV reporter Delilah Street used to cover the small-town bogeyman beat back in Kansas, but now, in high-octane Las Vegas - which is run by a werewolf mob - she finds herself holding back the gates of Hell itself. But at least she has a hot new guy and one big bad wolfhound to help her out. . .
Wisteria Lane has nothing on the grandes dames of mystery. . . . In the expert hands of fourteen unsurpassed storytellers, being a housewife takes on a whole new meaning. Get ready for a lethal mix of meddling mothers-in-law, creepy neighbors, cheating husbands, fickle female friends, careers left behind, out-of-control kids, steamy sex, and much, much more in this thrilling collection of never-before-published stories! Go behind the lace curtains and PTA smiles to explore the often mind-numbing reality of being a housewife. You'll laugh, you'll scream, you'll recognize yourself or your best friend in each of these deadly situations. Join Nevada Barr, Barbara Collins, Carole Nelson Douglas, Eileen Dreyer, Vicki Hendricks, Suzann Ledbetter, Elizabeth Massie, Christine Matthews, Denise Mina, Marcia Muller, Sara Paretsky, Nancy Pickard, S. J. Rozan, and Julie Smith on a riotous ride through the dark but often hilarious corners of the housewife psyche. In Deadly Housewives, the murders and mysteries on Wisteria Lane will look like an elementary-school bake sale compared to the thrills and suspense that these masters cook up!
Some women are just born to have grand adventures. Such a woman--"the woman" to the bewitched Sherlock Holmes--was the American actress Irene Adler, who shrugged off her untimely literary demise in "A Scandal in Bohemia" to reappear last year as the heroine of Carole Nelson Douglas's captivating history-mystery Good Night, Mr. Holmes. This vibrant creature is back in Good Morning, Irene, holding court in Paris and laughing up her fashionable sleeve at the rumors of her death. Douglas' larger-than-life sleuth finds herself in France, embroiled in a complicated plot that takes her to Paris, Marseilles and Monaco with her new husband, the suave British barrister Godfrey Norton, and her longtime companion, Penelope Huxleigh. It's a strange and fascinating menage a trois that confronts a corpse who washes up on a bank of the Seine .... Douglas loads her story with real Victorian characters. For readers with no interest in Victoriana and no special craving for mysteries, this book is still great fun because Irene and Penelope keep almost anyone chuckling.
(from the bookjacket) This delicious new novel considers one of the most mysterious characters in fiction from a woman's fresh point of view. Miss Irene Adler; the beautiful American opera singer who once outwitted Sherlock Holmes ("to Holmes, she was always the woman"), is here given an unexpected talent: she is a superb detective. Whether intervening on behalf of Oscar Wilde in a delicate mission of the heart, or maneuvering at Bram Stoker's tea party, Irene's brilliant reasoning powers rarely fail. Only her search for Marie Antoinette's long-lost Zone of Diamonds seems stymied: her investigation of a royal murder in the Kingdom of Bohemia ends with the apprehension of the villain. But Miss Irene Adler is an opera singer as well as a detective. From her early career struggles to her magnificent debut on the Italian stage wearing jewels lent to her by dear Mr. Tiffany, and her meeting with the smitten composer Antonin Dvorak, she climbs from anonymity to well-deserved fame. And what of love? The Crown Prince of Bohemia, tall, blond, handsome, Wilhelm, and royal, seems everything Irene could hope for -until he reveals his true attitude toward Irene, and toward women in general. Her heart aching-though her head is unbowed-Irene is in no mood for romance when she again encounters handsome English barrister Godfrey Norton, with whom she had clashed years before. But Godfrey's past holds a surprising secret, and Irene soon discovers that ( continued from front flap) she is not immune to love, even as she is forced into a duel of wits with the great Sherlock Holmes's himself. Narrated by Miss Penelope Huxleigh, a highly properparson's daughter who is often shocked by Irene's advanced opinions and flamboyant approach to life, Good Night, Mr. Holmes casLs an amused fern',de eve on Victorian attitudes and delivers gusto, wit, romance, detection, and high adventure.
In Irene at Large, the American opera singer MS. Irene Adler Norton engages in a battle of wits with Sherlock Holmes and a vicious killer seeking to hide a traitorous past...Irene lures Holmes, just concluding the "Naval Treaty" case, into the hunt. Douglas has penned a delightfull romp in this Victorian adventure novel about the only woman Sherlock Holmes ever admired, and indeed she lives up to the honor. Irene Adler, the dashing heroine of IRENE AT LARGE, is the flamboyant creature who will always be "the woman" to Sherlock Holmes...Ms. Douglas's plot ingenuity re mains fresh and amusing in this third book of the Irene Adler series. @@@ In Irene Adler's third adventure she is embroiled with international espionage, a plot against the life of Sherlock Holme's friend Dr. Watson, and the hidden history of Sebastian Moran...the villanous henchman of Holmes's greatest enemy Professor Moriarty. From Afghanistan to Paris, Russia to London the mystery unravels and the unstoppable Irene Adler is there!
[From the inside book flap:] Midnight Louie is aprowl again! Award-winning mystery author Carole Nelson Douglas sets her tomcat who's a private dick on the track of murder and intrigue on the sinful streets of Las Vegas. The game is definitely afoot as the trail begins at a striptease competition, where petite public relations freelancer Temple Barr is up to her spike heels in muscle-bound males, siliconed females--and murder. After a contestant is found hanging from her own G-string the owner of a joke striptease business turns up dead. Then two thugs assault Temple, looking for her ex-flame, a missing stage magician. Implacable female police lieutenant C.R. Molina wants answers now, answers Temple doesn't have. Meanwhile, Temple's relationship with handsome hotline counselor Matt Devine is heating up nicely, but he may hide secrets of his own... As Temple tracks the killer, Midnight Louie pursues his own investigation. Now that fading film star Savannah Ashleigh and the Devine Yvette, her purebred Persian and Louie's platinum-haired lost love, are among the endangered, this tomcat sleuth will leave no rhinestone unturned to find the murderer...
Zombies and Witches and Vamps . . . Oh, My! What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas--at least that's Delilah Street's hope. With Sin City's vampire and werewolf mobs wanting to cash in her chips once and for all, she's retreating with her partner Ric Montoya and half-wolfhound Quicksilver to her Kansas birthplace. Unfortunately, when it comes to finding trouble, there's no place like home. . . . It doesn't take long before Delilah realizes she's not in Vegas anymore. Zombie cowboys and spectral cattle drives are kicking up dust, the local weather girls are total witches who forecast perfect storms, and some Hollywood fanatic is recasting zombies as the greatest stars of the silver screen. And speaking of silver, Delilah's special affinity for the all-purpose monster-repellent leads her posse straight down a silver brick road--and into a notso- fun house of mirrors--putting her face-to-face with her dicey past and a mystery woman named Lilith, who's a real dead ringer for Delilah. The key word being dead.
WHEN THE STAKES ARE DEAD -- OR UNDEAD! Werewolf mobsters and vampires run Vegas, but that's yesterday's news for Delilah Street, paranormal investigator. What's truly fearsome is her bloody discovery of an undead evil rooted in ancient Egypt. Now, with her lover Ric fighting for life after a grim battle, the chips are down. But Delilah is a born winner who has never let a little danger throw off her game, and she's been learning fast since she came to Sin City. Her affinity for silver is making mirror-walking a real breeze, and being forced to accept the albino rock star sorcerer Snow's Brimstone Kiss has ramped up her powers to a startling new level. With the help of her trusty uber-wolfhound Quicksilver, not to mention the orange demon parking valet Manny, Delilah is determined to solve even more paranormal secrets, and hopefully save the few innocents left in town. But can Delilah win her high-stakes gamble for life and love against ancient gods and lethal supernatural odds?
She's Like a Virgin . . . Simulated for the Very First Time For a red-blooded male, Las Vegas offers a virtual smorgasbord of temptation: sexy showgirls, vampy vampires, zombie starlets, you name it. But paranormal investigator Delilah Street isn't worried about losing her man to these vixens. Especially when the one woman with a soft spot for the guy also has a hard-shelled exterior. . . . She's a robot--or a CinSim, to be exact--a near-perfect simulation of the silver-metal robot Maria from the classic science fiction movie Metropolis. Part innocent teenage actress, part depraved sex goddess, the new Maria is hooked on Delilah's partner, Ric, who raised her from the dead. She also happens to be the perfect secret weapon for a demonic drug lord. Which could be one hell of a problem. Delilah's not the jealous type, but this tin-can temptress must be stopped--even if it forces Delilah to forge a dangerous alliance with her wicked mirror-twin, Lilith. If robo-girl goes ballistic, every player in Vegas loses. . . .
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