Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys

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Carole Nelson Douglas’ Midnight Louie series, featuring feline detective Louie and his human, public relations specialist Temple Barr, is probably one of the longest running and best known feline mystery series.

In Cat in a White Tie and Tails, the twenty-fourth book in the series, Louie accompanies Temple and her fiancé, rising media star and former priest Matt Devine, to Chicago so she can meet his family. Louie is catnapped right out of Matt’s mother’s living room. In a series of twists and turns, the kidnapping leads the reader back to Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Las Vegas homicide detective Molina has commissioned Temple’s former boyfriend, magician Max Kinsella, who suffers from amnesia following a recent attempt on his life, to help solve some old cold cases. In a series of wild twists and turns, involving Molina’s former boyfriend and father of her daughter as well as stonecold killer Kitty the Cutter who may have returned from the dead, Louie and his partner in crime and his daughter, Midnight Louise, have their paws full trying to tie up all the loose ends in a fast-paced, fun read that will leave the reader breathless.

If you’re a fan of the series, you will love this latest book. It brings many of the characters from previous books back together, and it will leave you eagerly anticipating the next installment. The author provides enough backstory so that you’ll be able to enjoy the book even if you’re new to the series, but be forwarned: most likely, you’ll want to read the entire series after finishing this one.

I am very excited about two things:

  • I have not just one, but five copies of this book to giveaway to five lucky winners!
  • I’ll be featuring a guest post by Carole Nelson Douglas very soon!

To enter the giveaway, tell me in a comment why you’d like to win Cat in a White Tie and Tails. For an additional chance to win, tweet about this giveaway or share on Facebook, and post the link in a separate comment. This giveaway is open to readers in the US and Canada and ends Friday, August 31.

Award-winning ex-journalist and novelist Carole Nelson Douglas’s almost sixty novels range from historical and contemporary mystery and romance to science fiction thrillers to high and urban fantasy. Douglas was the first author of a Sherlockian series with a female protagonist, diva-detective Irene Alder, the only woman to outwit HolmesD. ouglas says if she has a literary muse, it’s definitely feline: mysterious, wise, playful, and packing sharp shivs in velvet gloves. For more information, please visit

This book was sent to me by the publisher. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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