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Hardcover Cat in a Topaz Tango: A Midnight Louie Mystery (Midnight Louie Mysteries) Book

ISBN: 0765318628

ISBN13: 9780765318626

Cat in a Topaz Tango: A Midnight Louie Mystery (Midnight Louie Mysteries)

(Book #21 in the Midnight Louie Series)

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Book Overview

Temple Barr and Matt Devine make a cozy engaged couple, and the feisty redhead is all for her handsome fiance starring in a Las Vegas charity event, "Dancing with the Celebs." But while Matt struggles to master the sexy moves of the tango, a killer stalks the dance floor.

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Cat In A Topaz Tango --- disappointed in this book.

This book is part of a series about Temple Barr, a 30-something PR person living in Las Vegas. Her character is difficult to like. She still has fantasies about a former lover, while she is currently in a romantic and physical relationship with another man, who is a former priest. They are thinking about marriage. She is not over the other guy yet, which leads one to believe that she shouldn't marry ANYONE. In this book, this 30-something is pretending to be a teen-age pop star. Really? Who would believe that? A female police officer, who only is referred to by her last name (while all the other characters are referred to by their first names), cannot control her own teenaged daughter. There is also too much teen-speak in the dialogue. Also a cat talks, and "helps" to solve mysteries. Lots of flawed characters in this book. The book could have been 2/3 of its length without all the cat dialogue and the parts about the previous lover.

Love Midnight Louie

My order was received in a timely fashion and I loved the book.Cat in a Topaz Tango: A Midnight Louie Mystery (Midnight Louie Mysteries)

Fun Read

Midnight Louie is always a treat. This book is one of the best in the series!

And the Saga Continues! Will it Finally End at "Z"??

This series got off track a few books back but continues to regain its momentum with this entry. Temple's dithering between Matt and Max has lessened but is still there and my hope is the story comes together (i.e., ends) with its "Z" entry. What's most new in this book is way more serious hints of sex at long last! It's also nice to see Rafi as a good guy and his relationship with Carmen improving. Zoe Chloe is most annoying and hopefully this will be her last appearance. Temple can do better. The play on "Dancing With the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance" is really good and explains some of the dances in an entertaining and informative fashion. It gives you a better understanding of and appreciation for the paso doble and tango and watching both dances next season should be even more enjoyable. Oh yes... Let's not forget that Louie gets a smoldering new female friend and they do their own very descriptive tango!!! All in all a good addition to a familiar series. Enjoy!

Midnight Louie

I have read all of the Midnight Louie Mystreies. I love Cat in a Topaz Tango. I have also read a lot of the other Cat Mysteries and Carole Nelson Douglas has the very best. I can't wait until the next Midnight Louie comes out. Debbie James Kansas City, Mo.

terrific entry

In Las Vegas, public relations specialist Temple Barr convinces her reluctant fiancé, former priest turned radio show host Matt Devine to enter a charity sponsored Dancing with the Celebs contest at the Oasis Hotel that will raise money for charity. Temple agreed to emcee the Junior Division as her on-line zany teenager Zoe Chloe Ozone; Matt is in as well as tough Homicide Lieutenant Carmen "C.R." Molina is in that division. Temple told him it would be fun, but soon accidents occur. Carmen bullies Temple to help her when her teenage daughter Mariah vanishes. Also working the disappearance are the teen's father, Rafi Nadir, chief of security chief at the Oasis Hotel and of course Temple's significant other hardboiled detective Midnight Louie. Everyone fears the Barbie Doll who has stalked teens. The twenty first alphabetically correct Midnight Louie caper is a terrific entry in spite of the whodunit being somewhat low-keyed. Temple's former boyfriend Max Kinsella is a minor player as he remains off stage in Europe struggling with killers and amnesia but not struggling with a blonde. The story line is fast-paced even when Louie takes time outs to seduce a feline femme fatale. Fans of the series will enjoy this entertaining feline urban noir while newcomers will appreciate a short summary of who's who. Harriet Klausner
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