Cat in a Sapphire Slipper is the twentieth title in Carole Nelson Douglass sassy Midnight Louie mystery series. The tough-talking, twenty-pound, tomcat PI is as feisty as ever as he and his gang try to keep his favorite roommate from losing her man. PR honcho Temple Barrs romance novelist aunt Kit has wound up in a romantic plot of her own.
Shes snagged one of the most eligible bachelors on the Strip, one of the elder Fontana brothers, a silver-tongued reputed ex-mobster with a heart of gold. There is to be a weddingand where there is a wedding there is usually a bachelor party. Things go disastrously wrong when the entire party is hijacked and taken to a remote ranch out in the Nevada desert, a place where the women are wild and the sex is legal.
And among the group? None other than Temples own Matt, an ex-priest. Truly a fish out of water, he soon comes upon a beautiful young woman who is quite naked and most thoroughly dead.
Given the remoteness of the location with very few suspects on hand (plus the Fontanas shady reputation) this could be a very bad thing indeed. And Louie? Well, he managed to go along for the ride and once again its up to that big old tomcat to bail out his humans and save the day.
Cat in a Sapphire Slipper is a fast-paced, racy mystery with a loveable cast of characters and one terrific tough dude to keep them all in line.