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Cat in a Sapphire Slipper

Cat in a Sapphire Slipper

A Midnight Louie Mystery

Midnight Louie Mysteries

Carole Nelson Douglas

Forge Books


Cat in a Sapphire Slipper is the twentieth title in Carole Nelson Douglas's sassy Midnight Louie mystery series. The tough-talking, twenty-pound, tomcat PI is as feisty as ever as he and his gang try to keep his favorite roommate from losing her man.

PR honcho Temple Barr's romance novelist aunt Kit has wound up in a romantic plot of her own. She's snagged one of the most eligible bachelors on the Strip, one of the elder Fontana brothers, a silver-tongued reputed ex-mobster with a heart of gold.

There is to be a wedding…and where there is a wedding there is usually a bachelor party. Things go disastrously wrong when the entire party is hijacked and taken to a remote ranch out in the Nevada desert, a place where the women are wild and the sex is legal. And among the group? None other than Temple's own Matt, an ex-priest.

Truly a fish out of water, he soon comes upon a beautiful young woman who is quite naked and most thoroughly dead. Given the remoteness of the location with very few suspects on hand (plus the Fontanas' shady reputation) this could be a very bad thing indeed.

And Louie? Well, he managed to go along for the ride and once again it's up to that big old tomcat to bail out his humans and save the day.

Cat in a Sapphire Slipper is a fast-paced, racy mystery with a loveable cast of characters and one terrific tough dude to keep them all in line.

Chapter One

A Surprising Scenario

The after-dinner crowd was exiting the Crystal Phoenix Hotel and Casino's revolving rooftop restaurant, the Crystal Carousel.

Temple and Matt still stood at the head table, watching the last...

Praise for Cat in a Sapphire Slipper

“Temple Barr, public relations whiz, rocks Las Vegas with her wacky friends and enemies, fast-paced action, and laughs! Add her nose for murder, to-die-for heels, and a sexy pair of suitors, and the romantic suspense is criminal. Oh, and Midnight Louie is the funniest, hairiest, hard-boiled PI on the planet.” —Janet Evanovich, New York Times bestselling author of Lean Mean Thirteen

“Douglas's humor and keen plot twists keep this long-running series purring.” —Publishers Weekly on Cat in a Red Hot Rage

Reviews from Goodreads

Carole Nelson Douglas

Carole Nelson Douglas is the author of the bestselling Midnight Louie series as well as the historical suspense series featuring Irene Adler, the only woman ever to have "outwitted" Sherlock Holmes. She resides in Fort Worth, Texas.

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