cover image Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit: A Midnight Louie Mystery

Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit: A Midnight Louie Mystery

Carole Nelson Douglas. Wishlist (, $18.99 trade paper (326p) ISBN 978-1-943175-01-7

Douglas’s 27th Midnight Louie mystery (after 2014’s Cat in a Yellow Spotlight) is strictly for the faithful. Louie, a “twenty-pound alley cat who thinks he’s Sam Spade,” and Temple Barr, the public relations freelancer with whom he lives in Las Vegas, Nev., lead lives that are typically full of “danger, angst, and confusion.” Temple escapes unscathed after an intruder attacks her in her apartment, but the threats continue as she ends up involved in investigating a bizarre murder. Someone killed Cliff Effinger, the stepfather of Temple’s ex-priest fiancé, Matt, and tied Cliff’s corpse to the figurehead of a pirate ship attraction on the Vegas Strip. Louie and “streetwise minx” Miss Midnight Louise, his feline partner in Midnight Investigations, Inc., swing into action. The humor will mainly appeal to those who chuckle when Louie refers to a “pawcity” of evidence or signs a note “Very best fishes.” [em](BookLife) [/em]