Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: October 31, 2022 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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28 Comments on Review and giveaway: Cat in a White Tie and Tails by Carole Nelson Douglas

  1. I would love to win this for my Mom! She just loves detective books with animals, and this sounds amazing! Of course I’d have to read it when she was done.

  2. Love books with cats featured in them, especially mysteries. Have not read any by this author but would love to!

    Sharing on facebook also.

  3. I’d love to win this book so I can review it myself! This is also a cat mystery series I haven’t tried yet, so that would be fun.

  4. We are classic movie buffs at my house and just don’t read that much anymore…”A Cat in White Tie and Tails” sounds intriguing enough to get us to turn off the TV and read for a change! Sure would love to win it.

  5. Big Bad Baby Twinkle’s eyes get wide and she says: “Oooh! I want Meowmie to read me this book !!!”

  6. I haven’t read any of this series but would very much like to. However the post is for Cat in a white tie and tails and below it says to enter the giveaway for Julia’s cats?

  7. I would love to rekindle the joy of reading again and I think this may be just the type of book that could help me do this! I love cats, as I have 4 and I love a good mystery! A great combination! Thank you for offering this book giveaway!

  8. I love to read. I love detective/mystery books. I love cats. This would be a triple header for me. I am sure that I would enjoy it and it would introduce me to Carole Nelson Douglass’s books as well. It is always great to find a new author.

  9. I have never read one of Carole Nelson Douglass’s books. Sounds like this would be a great time to start. Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. I love this series (and the Irene Adler one also) and have read almost all the way to the letter “W.: It’s so sad that my local Barnes & Noble – the only bookstore in town – doesnt’ care these books. I would love to win one.

  11. I would love this book because I enjoy reading, my black male cat is named Louie (!!!) And my bf of 7 years proposed back in November and we will be tying the knot next year! 🙂

  12. I love mysteries with cats! I’m reading A Purrfect Murder and next on my list is
    The Cat Who Could Red Backwards. This sounds xactly like something I’d like!

  13. I went online to the local library and reserved copies of the first four books in the series, so I can start reading them in order. Can’t believe I’ve missed the series, and me an avid reader of any cat-related book available! No way I can purchase all these books, but the library has them and I’m going to read them one by one. After all, I’ve read all of the Lillian Jackson Braun “The Cat Who…”, and still pick them up from time to time to enjoy their sly humor and fast-paced stories. Can’t wait to dive in to Midnight Louie!

  14. Omcodness! We never heard of this handsome mancat and we love when the Momma reads us stories… please sign us up!

  15. I can’t believe I haven’t found this series before now! I read constantly and LOVE anything about cats. The whole series sounds wonderful! I’ll have to check it out on Amazon. I’m looking forward to meeting the characters and a new author. Thanks for the introduction!

  16. I absolutely love to read and I especially love to read stories about cats! I have never heard of this series, I’m excited to learn there are 24 books in the series! I would love to start off the series with a win of this book! Thanks!

  17. I would love to win a copy of Cat in a White Tie and Tails. It would combine two of my passions: Reading, and cats. 🙂 I am sure that I would thoroughly enjoy it!

  18. I’ve read a couple of books in the series and thoroughly enjoyed them. This one sounds like it should be fun.

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