Catnap When Temple Barr five feet zero of feisty redhead goes in hot pursuit of a stray black cat streaking through a publishing convention exhibit hall she stumbles over a big time NY editor lying dead W

  • Title: Catnap
  • Author: Carole Nelson Douglas
  • ISBN: 9780812516821
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • When Temple Barr, five feet zero of feisty redhead, goes in hot pursuit of a stray black cat streaking through a publishing convention exhibit hall, she stumbles over a big time NY editor lying dead While Temple and Midnight Louie are on the case, the famous publishing mascots, a pair of Scottish Fold library cats named Baker and Taylor, are kidnapped for ransom The pairWhen Temple Barr, five feet zero of feisty redhead, goes in hot pursuit of a stray black cat streaking through a publishing convention exhibit hall, she stumbles over a big time NY editor lying dead While Temple and Midnight Louie are on the case, the famous publishing mascots, a pair of Scottish Fold library cats named Baker and Taylor, are kidnapped for ransom The pair must sniff out a murderer before Murder by the Book describes their fates.

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    About “Carole Nelson Douglas

    1. Carole Nelson Douglas says:

      Carole Nelson Douglas is the author of sixty three award winning novels in contemporary and historical mystery suspense and romance, high and urban fantasy and science fiction genres She is best known for two popular mystery series, the Irene Adler historical suspense novels and the 28 book Midnight Louie contemporary mystery series Delilah Street, PI Paranormal Investigator , headlines Carole s noir Urban Fantasy series.Once Upon a Midnight Noir is out in eBook and trade paperback versions This author designed and illustrated collection of three mystery stories with a paranormal twist and a touch of romance features two award winning stories featuring Midnight Louie, feline PI and Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator in a supernatural run Las Vegas A third story completes the last unfinished story fragment of Edgar Allan Poe, as a Midnight Louie Past Life adventure set in 1790 Norland on a isolated island lighthouse Louie is a soldier of fortune, a la Puss in Boots.Next out are Midnight Louie s Cat in an Alphabet Endgame in hardcover, trade paperback and eBook Aug 23, 2016.All the Irene Adler novels, the first to feature a woman from the Sherlock Holmes Canon as a crime solver, are now available in eBook.Carole was a college theater and English literature major She was accepted for grad school in Theater at the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University, and could have worked as an editorial assistant at Vogue magazine a la The Devil Wears Prada but wanted a job closer to home She worked as a newspaper reporter and then editor in the Minneapolis St Paul area During her time there, she discovered a long, expensive classified advertisement offering a black cat named Midnight Louey to the right home for one dollar and wrote a feature story on the plucky survival artist, putting it into the cat s point of view The cat found a country home, but its name was revived for her feline PI mystery series many years later Some of the Midnight Louie series entries include the dedication For the real and original Midnight Louie Nine lives were not enough Midnight Louie has now had 32 novelistic lives and features in several short stories as well.Hollywood and Broadway director, playwright, screenwriter and novelist Garson Kanin took Carole s first novel to his publisher on the basis of an interview article she d done with him five years earlier My friend Phil Silvers, he wrote, would say he d never won an interview yet, but he had never had the luck of you Carole is a literary chameleon who s had novels published in many genres, and often mixes such genre elements as mystery and suspense, fantasy and science fiction, romance with mainstream issues, especially the roles of women.



    2 thoughts on “Catnap

    1. I guess I'm missing something, judging from the large number of 4 and 5* ratings for this book, but I just couldn't get into it. Full of cliches, not really that amusing and the parts in Louie's voice were just too coy and trying too hard to be clever. Not my cup of tea, I'm afraid.

    2. This is the first Midnight Louie mystery series in an ambitious 28 novel serialisation but unfortunately the other 27 will have to ever remain a mystery for me as I have no interest in continuing to read the others.Midnight Louie is a male feline an unofficial house detective who fancies himself the cat equivalent of Sam Spade/Philip Marlowe which I found just plain annoying rather than endearing. Temple Barr deals with PR for the convention centre in Las Vegas and is adopted by Midnight Louie a [...]

    3. I really wanted to like this book. I mean, it's Vegas and a talking detective cat. Sure-fire recipe for brilliance, right? Wrong. Problem is, the plot is not nearly as engaging as you'd be led to believe, and the mystery upon which these characters are laid is pretty flimsy. The best parts are the parts recounted from the cat's perspective (where all cats can talk, apparently) but even these are few and far between. I dunno if this series got any better as time went on. It seems like such a grea [...]

    4. It took me a while to get used to the voice that Ms. Douglas uses for her main characters. It is very intelligent, quick witted and sarcastic. The two main characters have an ongoing discussion within their own heads. Ms. Temple Barr is a young freelance PR (Public Relations) expert who is hired by various and sundry casinos and hotels. Her job is to make sure their business is seen in the best light possible. That is hard to do when people drop like flies all around you and Temple is in the mid [...]

    5. ‘Midnight Louie’ is an 18 lb black tom cat who lives in Las Vegas. While roaming the American Booksellers Association convention, he discovers a hidden corpse, and leads PR woman Temple Barr to it. Soon they both find themselves trying to solve the murder mystery-and a possibly associated catnapping- in their own ways. Both end up with attempts made on their lives before the murder is solved. The story is told in alternate sections: Temple in the third person and Louie in the first. Louie so [...]

    6. SUMMARY: Catnap is the first book in Carole Nelson Douglas's delightful Midnight Louie mystery series where we meet that fabulous 20-lb black cat-about-town and his sometimes roommate/owner cutie Temple Barr. Together they solve crimes and find love in Las VegasVIEW: I have read many of the Midnight Louie mystery series but somehow never read the first book. I have always enjoyed the mysteries as told from the point of view of bothTemple Barr, the crime solver, and Midnight Louie, her cat assist [...]

    7. This is the first book of a series of cozy mysteries that I both liked and disliked. I like that there are not just one, but several strong women characters. I was ok with the cat being anthromorphed (rather like Garfield). His schtick is a bit detective noir, which I enjoy. I also liked that she threw in some Minnesota references, (her being a former Minnesotan and me being a current one). But together, it was just a good book, not a fabulous book. I will likely read more of this series in the [...]

    8. What do you do with a 20 lb black cat that wants to come and go as he pleases. YOU LET HIM. Especially if he helps you solve crimes in Sin City. Midnight Louie is a "player- playboy" cat who rules the city of Las Vegas. He has VIP access to 1000's of places that humans couldnt enter even if they were the biggest, richest, most famous person in the world. So Louie has the world as his oyster and can do all sorts of things to help his human. It's a gret premise, and with a shoe obsessed female her [...]

    9. This is a book and a series for all independent women who understand what it is like to suddenly have your life turned upside down, and have to figure out how to make ends meet and a new life for yourself. Along with that you get a delightful mystery and a cat who reminds us of the Vegas and PI's of old.

    10. I think I've been spoiled by Lilian Jackson Braun. I've read 2 of these books in the series, this being the first, and they just don't hold my attention. Louie is a cool cat, but Temple Barr is no Jim Qwillerin! LOL

    11. Midnight Louie adopts diminutive Las Vegas public relations expert, Temple Barr, leaving his position as house cat at the Crystal Phoenix Hotel sand Casino. Temple lives in a small 1930's style apartment complex along with other interesting characters, including her neighbor Matt, a former priest, and her eccentric, delightful landladyThis story takes place at the American Booksellers Convention, for which Temple is the PR liaison. With the help of Temple, her friends, and Midnight Louie, Lieute [...]

    12. Was really looking forward to reading this series as figured it would be similar to the Mrs Murphy series. But after reading my "first 5 chapters or first 100 pages" I simply could not get into this book. Very disappointed. Too many descriptions and kind of too complex and they hadn't even really gotten into the complicated storyline yet.

    13. I Tried to Ignore this Cat, But He Finally Got His Claws Into My HeartMove over, Chet and Bernie! Make place on my bookshelves and my hard drive, Joe Grey! Midnight Louie is moving in! I have resisted these books for a long time, and now I don't know why! Carole Nelson Douglas and Lovable Louie will be keeping me up for many nights to come!

    14. it was a delightful story. The main characters are Midnight Louie, a huge black cat who is a PI, and a small woman who is a PR person. Between the two of them, they solve the murder of a book editor at an ABA (American book association) convention. It was a little bit cutesy, but enjoyable.

    15. This particular copy is riddled with typos. I assume much of this was fixed in the mass market paperback, but yowza, all the typos.The introduction of Midnight Louie remains delightful. Perfect for light summer reading.

    16. Midnight Louie is quite a cat! I must confess, however, that I chose this book because it dealt with two other famous cats, Baker and Taylor, about whom I had recently read. That book was non-fiction, but this one was pure fiction. The famous duo only had one real scene - a conversation in Scottish dialect of about two paragraphs. Louie claimed all the attention in this tale.

    17. I love cozy mysteries and this one is a quick read. Alternating between the voice of Louie, the PI cat, and a convention PR sleuth, several mysteries are solved.

    18. I am a sucker for mystery books that include cats and this book was a bit different from what I normally read (Shirley Rousseau Murphy, Lillian Jackson Braun, Rita Mae Brown and Sophie Kelly).The story is based in Las Vegas and the cat is Midnight Louie--he gets around as you well know. He is found in a book convention and Temple Barr is in hot pursuit. When she is just about to grab Louie, she stumbles over a dead body. She finds out it is one of the New York editors. Temple also finds out how [...]

    19. *spoilers*Previously published as Catnap, this is the first in the Midnight Louie mysteries. The main human character is Temple Barr, a petite redhead who is a freelance PR whizz, who totters around on high heels and keeps on stumbling over dead bodies. She is adopted by Midnight Louie, a huge black cat who always seems to know where the best place is to be in the centre of the action.What I love about these books is that Midnight Louie’s narratives punctuate the story. Imagine a film noir sma [...]

    20. The Midnight Louie books are in my top 5 favourite mysteries and this is the first book in the series.The main character is Temple Barr, a petite redhead who is a freelance PR whizz, because of her height she always wears high heels and keeps on stumbling over dead bodies. She is adopted by Midnight Louie, a huge black cat who always seems to know where the best place is to be in the centre of the action.What I love about these books is that Midnight Louie’s narratives punctuate the story. Ima [...]

    21. This book's been sitting in my bookcase, unread, for a little over a decade. I say "unread" and not "untouched" because I have, several times, picked it up with the intention of reading it. On three occasions have I poured a sincere effort into trying to finish this book, yet for some reason I can never bring myself to read more than thirty odd pages before I realize that my efforts are doomed to fail (or make me plummet into a deep abyss of reading apathy).I have decided that it is no longer wo [...]

    22. Clever idea, but overall the story was pretty slow-moving. I didn't guess the murderer until the end, but that was mostly because I didn't really care who did it. We hear of a body right at the beginning, but we don't know the victim nor do we really understand him even with the background that comes to light, so it's hard to get involved in solving the mystery. Temple Barr is a pleasant enough main character, and her landlady Electra Lark is a wonderful secondary character, but that's not enoug [...]

    23. This was a good mystery book, not the best one I have ever read but it kept me intrigued. I actually did like most of the characters, even if they were all sort of a trope and kind of weird. This book has a cat element that is clearly evident from the cover and the first pages. The problem was that the chapters that were narrated by the cat were not chapters I enjoyed very much. Luckily for me those chapters didn't come up very often but in a book that's kind of short I wanted to enjoy all of it [...]

    24. Weird but interesting. Dually narrated by Midnight Louie (a cat) and Temple Barr (a PR woman). Temple is working the floor of a publishing convention and chases after Louie, thinking him to be one of the two escaped cat mascots of a large publishing house, when she stumbles over the corpse of a murdered editor. She's instantly tasked with sweeping the mess under the rug as smoothly as possible while still dealing with the fallout of a catnapping and now a murder. As the story progresses, she tak [...]

    25. One of the first Midnight Louie Books I read. It hooked me. I think I've read all of them published so far, and now I can't wait for the next one. It's not so much the mysteries, which are not always completely solved at the end of each book, that keep me reading. It's waiting to see what happens next in the lives of the characters, Temple Barr, the Mystifying Max, the ex-priest Matt, the eccentric landlady Electra, and, of course the cats. Midnight Louie and his maybe daughter Midnight Louise g [...]

    26. i love this series, but i dont really know why. i love cats. but talking cats are kind of corny. and midnight louie is kind of gangster corny. but i cant help it, i love the books anyway!!!! i love the name Temple Barr, the main character. and i love the thread of romance going on between her and The Mystifying Max and the other guy, whose name i cant remember right now-the former priest. i WANT her to be with THAT guy. but she has a loyalty to Max. and for Max, Temple Barr is kind of his anchor [...]

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