Douglas takes a holiday from her acclaimed Irene Adler historical mysteries to let Midnight Louie off his leash for the first time since Catnap (Tor 1992). Murder strikes a Las Vegas stripper competition, and Midnight Louie leaves no back alley unprowled to find the murderer for the hapless humans.
- Paperback | 306 pages
- 127 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
- 01 Jan 1994
- St. Martins Press-3pl
- Illustrations, black and white
Back cover copy
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 musclebound 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...