Thursday, August 8, 2013

Cat in an Alien X-Ray-Carole Nelson Douglas

Cat in an Alien X-Ray

Carole Nelson Douglas

Forge, Aug 6 2013, $24.99

ISBN 9780765327482

Huckster Silas T. Farnum persuades reluctant public relations expert Temple Barr to take him and his soon to be completed (on the Strip) Area 54 as a client. She has doubts as the man seems more a Wizard of Oz con artist than a showman. However, Farnum insists he has legitimate proof that ET arrived. Instead two human corpses are found at the Area 54 construction site.

While Temple deals with her flamboyant new client, her fiancĂ© Matt Devine conceals that he counsels serial killer Kitty the Cutter. Temple’s ex-lover Max Kinsella comes back to Vegas though his memory remains spotty at best as he seeks Kitty. However, as his burden in life is to keep his beloved pet Temple safe, Midnight Louie and his purr-ball mates work the case of an alien species invading his tail-space.

The latest Midnight Louie Mystery (see Cat in a White Tie and Tails) is fabulous feline frolic with intriguing science fiction elements enhancing the engaging investigative storyline. The major human triangular subplots move forward, while Louie meets ET.

Harriet Klausner

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