MIDNIGHT LOUIE, that furry PI, is back in his twenty-sixth mystery, along with his familiar host of characters. This time out, his human, PR specialist Temple Barr, has been given the assignment of babysitting a rock band headed for a reunion. Black and White was considered a groundbreaking band back in the day – and then they imploded form an overdose of sex, drugs and rock and roll. Their Las Vegas reunion show revives old feelings that were better left buried, and efforts to sabotage the comeback ends in –naturally – murder. Never fear, amateur detective Temple Barr is on the job, along with her feline roommate Midnight Louie. Louie, with an assist from his Vegas Cat Pack, must sniff out clues in order to save the Crystal Phoenix hotel’s reputation and, of course, his human. Interspersed with the mystery is, of course, the continuing plotline of love triangle: Temple, her fiancée Matt Devine, and the mysterious Max Kinsella.
Longtime Louie devotees want to know: Will Max finally recover his memory? Will Temple end up with Matt? Will Midnight Louie have to leave his turf of Vegas and move to Chicago? Burning questions, and author Carole Nelson Douglas has a big job ahead of her, tying up all loose ends. Louie is as charming and debonair as always, and this reader, for one, wishes the alphabet had more letters!
A definite Four and a half paws! _ ROCCO LOTEMPIO
Ground-breaking band Black & White was platinum before it imploded from an overdose of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll years ago. Now, the Las Vegas reunion show revives the old troubles between its two divas, and efforts to sabotage end in murder. 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. For sleuths and suspects, it all comes down to the black and white lies that destroy hopes, lives, and family.