Cat in a red hot rage

Carole Nelson Douglas

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Series
Douglas, Carole Nelson. Midnight Louie mysteries ; v. 19.
Midnight Louie mysteries.
Subjects
Published
New York : Forge 2007.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Item Description
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Physical Description
382 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN
9780765314017
0765314010
Main Author
Carole Nelson Douglas (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

The hefty feline sleuth Midnight Louie and his human partner, Temple Barr (whom Louie refers to as "a grown-up Nancy Drew on killer spikes"), accompany Temple's outrageous landlady, Electra Lark, to a Red Hat Sisterhood convention. Trouble ensues when Electra is accused of murder, and it's up to Louie and Temple to get her out of the jam. The most likely suspect is another one of the convention attendees, or could it be any of the protesting Black Hat Brotherhood? Leave it to Louie to solve this mystery in his usual cunning manner. For readers who can tolerate over-the-top, crime-solving kitties who act like people, Louie is the name of the game.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In Douglas's arch 19th cat caper (after 2006's Cat in a Quicksilver Caper ), feline sleuth Midnight Louie and his human companion, PR whiz Temple Barr, scramble to clear the name of their friend and landlady, Electra Lark, when Electra's wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time makes her a murder suspect. Electra had volunteered for security at the Vegas convention of the Red Hat Sisterhood, an association of aging women determined to prove their pizzazz. The crime du jour occurs when Pink Lady Oleta Lark (an under-50 Red Hatter) is strangled with a purple scarf that Electra earlier happened to help her tie. And the common last name? Oleta was another ex-wife of Electra's third ex-husband, Elmore Lark. Eager to prove Electra's innocence, Temple and Midnight Louie swing into action with the help of Electra's fellow Red Hatters and some clever cats. Douglas's humor and keen plot twists keep this long-running series purring. (May) [Page 41]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When the streets of Las Vegas are turned upside-down by the arrival of the Red Hat Sisterhood organization, Temple Barr and Midnight Louie work to clear Electra's name from a murder accusation, an effort for which they team up with Midnight Louise and other friends at the Crystal Phoenix. 30,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When the streets of Las Vegas are turned upside-down by the arrival of the Red Hat Sisterhood organization, Temple Barr and Midnight Louie work to clear Electra's name from a murder accusation.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Temple Barr and Midnight Louie are up to their tails in froufrou, chapeaux, and murder when the Red Hat Sisterhood convention hits Las Vegas. Electra Lark, Temple's spirited sixty-something landlady - and member of the local Red Hat chapter - drags the petite spinmeister to the convention, in the hopes of helping Temple forget about her complicated love life.Electra is accused of murder after a woman is found strangled with an official Red Hat Sisterhood purple scarf. She begs amateur sleuth Temple to find the real killer by posing as a pink-hatter, an under-fifty member.Midnight Louie and his partner in Midnight Inc. Investigations, his maybe-daughter Midnight Louise, join in the hunt. They find old friends at the Crystal Phoenix, including C-movie actress Savannah Ashleigh and her Persian cats, Solange and her sister, Louie's ex-love, the Divine Yvette.As Temple and Louie dig through the red feather boas and purple hats and shopping bags packed with official Red Hat merchandise, it becomes clear that a whole lot of folks want to cash in on the red hot rage of female empowerment that is the Red Hat Sisterhood. And that at least one is willing to kill for success.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Cat in a Red Hot Rage is the nineteenth title in Carole Nelson Douglas’s sassy Midnight Louie mystery series. This tough talking twenty-pound tomcat PI is playing at the top of his game as he walks the walk and talks the talk on the mean streets of Las Vegas. Temple Barr and Midnight Louie are up to their tails in froufrou, chapeaux, and murder when the Red Hat Sisterhood convention hits Las Vegas. Electra Lark, Temple's spirited landlady, has dragged her to the con. Accused of murder after a woman is found strangled with an official Red Hat Sisterhood scarf, Electra begs Temple to clear her name by posing as a pink-hatter, an under-fifty member of the organization.  Louie and his partner in Midnight Investigations Inc., Midnight Louise, join the hunt for the killer at the Crystal Phoenix. They find old friends already there, including C-movie actress Savannah Ashleigh, and her Persian cats, Louie's ex-love, the Divine Yvette, and her sister Solange. As Temple and Louie dig under all the makeup and shopping bags it becomes clear that a whole lot of folks want to crush or cash in on the red-hot rage of female empowerment that is the Red Hat Sisterhood.  

Review by Publisher Summary 5

Cat in a Red Hot Rage is the nineteenth title in Carole Nelson Douglas's sassy Midnight Louie mystery series. This tough talking twenty-pound tomcat PI is playing at the top of his game as he walks the walk and talks the talk on the mean streets of Las Vegas. Temple Barr and Midnight Louie are up to their tails in froufrou, chapeaux, and murder when the Red Hat Sisterhood convention hits Las Vegas. Electra Lark, Temple's spirited landlady, has dragged her to the con. Accused of murder after a woman is found strangled with an official Red Hat Sisterhood scarf, Electra begs Temple to clear her name by posing as a pink-hatter, an under-fifty member of the organization. Louie and his partner in Midnight Investigations Inc., Midnight Louise, join the hunt for the killer at the Crystal Phoenix. They find old friends already there, including C-movie actress Savannah Ashleigh, and her Persian cats, Louie's ex-love, the Divine Yvette, and her sister Solange. As Temple and Louie dig under all the makeup and shopping bags it becomes clear that a whole lot of folks want to crush or cash in on the red-hot rage of female empowerment that is the Red Hat Sisterhood.

Review by Publisher Summary 6

Midnight Louie & Co. are tangled up in feather boas and red hats when murder ensues at a Red Hat convention.