Meow! Today the Human and I want to talk about two of our idols – MIDNIGHT LOUIE and his creator, Carole Nelson Douglas.
You may have heard the human on Facebook often speaking about her "mentor". That person is the fabulous CND. Carole gave the Human good advice early in her writing career, and the human credits Carole with helping her finally break through into the world of traditional publishing.
Now, for those of you who are not familiar with him, let me say that Midnight Louie is my kind of detective.
In his own words, he’s short, dark and unobtrusive. He talks like a detective out of a forties pulp novel. Plus, he’s remarkably light on his feet and he can shimmy into places Columbo would never dare to tread.
And why not? Louie is a cat.
Louie’s creator,the fabulously talented Carole Nelson Douglas, writes the series like a daytime soap, interweaving plot points and characters throughout. Deadly encounters and unexpected reunions force all the main characters into unforeseen loss and disclosure, the suspense leavened by Douglas's characteristic wit and heart.
Carole and Louie finished up the current incarnation of the series with CAT IN AN ALPHABET ENDGAME. It answered questions which plagued loyal readers for years: Which man will Temple end up with? Will Louie have to move out of Las Vegas? Will he finally end up with his true love Yvette?
(Oh, ho no spoilers here folks. You have to read the books to find out!)
Never fear, loyal fans, Carole Nelson Douglas promises us many more adventures from Louie! Thank goodness! This October on our blog is proclaimed "Midnight Louie Month" and Carole will be introducing a new Midnight Louie series! (and in case you missed the older ones, they are available in e-book and paperback on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, with lovely new artwork by none other than CND).
As Louie says, he lives in “the city that never sleeps” – and with a crew like that, who could?
More importantly, who would want to?
So Join us in October for more Louie (and Carole, too!)
The Midnight Louie series: