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Cat in a Neon Nightmare

Cat in a Neon Nightmare

A Midnight Louie Mystery

Midnight Louie Mysteries (Volume 15)

Carole Nelson Douglas

Forge Books




Cat in a Neon Nightmare is the fifteenth Midnight Louie mystery, and this tough-talking tomcat is as feisty as ever, raising hell (sometimes literally) in Las Vegas, America's Sin Capital.

The lavish hotels and the sham of wholesome fun may soothe the tourists, but sex and greed still fuel this town, and bad guys still abound. And Midnight Louie, the feline Sam Spade has his paws full keeping those he loves safe
This time Midnight Louie treads the lurid side of mystery's mean streets when a call girl named Vassar is found lying dead on the neon ceiling above a Las Vegas casino. Suicide or homicide? If straight-arrow radio shrink Matt Devine, the man most likely to have been Vassar's unlikely last client, is charged for Vassar's murder, everyone Louie knows is an accessory to the crime . . . except for his ever-loving roommate, PR whiz Temple Barr, who has been kept in the dark by both friends and enemies.

To save Matt's future, Temple will have to crack the cover-up with the unsuspected help of Midnight Inc. Investigations, now including a junior partner: Louie's maybe-daughter, Midnight Louise. Meanwhile, a hot new club in town, Neon Nightmare, has links to the mysterious Synth, a sinister association of magicians that may lie behind the string of unsolved deaths that have haunted Louie Company for months.

And with the psychotic stalker, Kitty the Cutter, still prowling, death is definitely in the cards for someone Temple knows very well, and not even Louie may be able to stop it.

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Chapter 1

Fallen Woman

She looked like a fashion model photographed by Helmut Newton for some slick, slightly sick ad in a fashion magazine.
Or like a butterfly pinned on a mosaic of fire opal.
Or like...


Praise for Cat in a Neon Nightmare

“In the irresistibly witty Louie, [Douglas] creates a legendary sleuth who ranks right up with the greats--TravisMcGee in fur!” —Romantic Times

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About the author

Carole Nelson Douglas

Carole Nelson Douglas is the author of the bestselling Midnight Louie series, which includes Cat in a Midnight Choir, Cat in a Leopard Spot, Cat in a Kiwi Con, and many more. She is also the author of the historical suspense series featuring Irene Adler, the only woman ever to have "outwitted" Sherlock Holmes. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

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