I am a Midnight Louie groupie!! I am also a cat-fan in real life. Carole Nelson Douglas has been able to capture the feline personality and personify it in the personna of Louie and his obvious affection for his human "partner" Temple. When Louie speaks, you can see the gumshoes of black-and-white TV, or from the Mickey Spillane novels, with their trenchcoats and fedoras walking the dark alleys of the city in search of what the cops can't find, but also finding many a alluring lady along the way. She has captured that roughness all while allowing the "pussycat" within to shine through. A very endearing combination - and a very endearing read.
Wonderful story, enjoyed Midnight Louie very much. Temple Barr is a good character also. Anxious to read following stories.
First in the Midnight Louie mystery series, where in Louie and caretaker Temple Barr are introduced. They are instrumental in solving a murder at an ABA convention in Las Vegas. Very cute, quick, fun read. I'm looking forward to the following books in the series.
This is the first of Douglas' Midnight Louie, Private Detective series. Midnight Louie is one cool dude, short, dark, and handsome--the quintessential private eye . . . more or less.
Catnap features two of the most lovable characters you'd ever want to meet: public relations expert Temple Barr, a petite redhead with a high-heeled shoe fetish, and the irrepressible Midnight Louie. When these two kneel nose to nose over a dead body at the American Booksellers Association convention in Las Vegas, the fur flies and the fun starts.
An okay mystery that would have been considerably better without the main character's politics, particularly as they were not germane to the story.
Part of a great series set in Las Vegas about a cat named Midnight Louie, his owner, Temple Barr and her lover, a magician named Max. Temple Barr always stumbles over a dead body and then solves the murder, this one is no exception. Very entertaining, plus you get fun characters in Las Vegas.
Ugh, I got to page 122 and just gave up --- the book was boring, as much as I adore reading the Reading Convention is Las Vegas held NO ATTENTION at all --- characters were nothing to write about. The cat had the most personality and he was barely in the story! Super UGH!!!
A very good first book in the Midnight Louie series.
I plan to find the other books to enjoy too. It reads quickly and funny from the black cat sleuth's viewpoint also.
A clever ending and a must read for women of all ages.
This is the first of the Midnight Louie with Temple Barr Series. I plan to read them all.