There are a lot of unsolved crimes in Las Vegas, many of
them involving ex-magician Max Kinsella since some of the
victims were magicians or their assistants. There is also
a rash of attacks and killings of strippers, one of whom
was last seen with the mysterious Max.
All of the above is too much coincidence for Lieutenant
Carmen Molina to dismiss. She goes undercover to try and
ferret out the killer, hoping desperately that it is Max
and not the father of her twelve-year-old daughter.
Temple, who knows that Molina is going after the wrong man
is going to do whatever it takes to protect her hunk.
Temple's fearless feline Midnight Louie decides that if he
wants to keep his human safe, he must be the one to guard
This is the fourteenth installment in the Midnight
Louie series and yet the novel remains fresh and exciting
like a cat with more than nine lives. Several sub-plots
from other books in the series culminate in CAT IN A
MIDNIGHT CHOIR but there are other threads left purposely
dangling so readers will want to read the next episode in
this fantastic series. Carole Nelson Douglas knows what
readers want and gives it to them so they will come back
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 10, 2002
In Cat in a Midnight Choir, the fourteenth Midnight Louie
Mystery, both feline and human evil-doers and crime-solvers
work overtime to make Las Vegas the Capital of Noir
Suspense. This time our feisty black cat detective is
hunting a mysterious and possibly murderous organization of
renegade magicians called the Synth, which has been making
Las Vegas too hot to hold for some of Louie's human
friends, particularly ex-magician Max Kinsella. Louie's on
the case . . . but the trick may be on him this time.
And just to make things interesting, while Louie and his
furred cohorts battle black magic, both human and not-so-
human, Louie's cherished roommate, plucky PR freelancer
Temple Barr, is investigating the murderous side of the
Synth despite the intense discouragement of female homicide
lieutenant C. R. Molina. Molina herself is secretly
moonlighting as an undercover operative to nail the killer
of a sad, young stripper, and the search has boiled down to
two suspects: Temple's current significant other, Max
Kinsella, and Molina's long-gone ex-lover, Raf Nadir.
Unfortunately, proving either man guilty will seriously
impact the lives of Molina and her daughter, Mariah.
As Louie and his human friends sink deeper into a lose-lose
situation of crime and punishment, there doesn't seem to be
any way out of this escalating crisis, except another
Can Louie solve some nagging past mysteries, find out just
what some mad magicians have in store and stop the stripper
killer before he claims another victim? And what will Louie
do if he finds that the killer is someone Louie knows . . .