Beloved feline sleuth Midnight Louie is back. He's joined by human sidekick Temple Barr, the feisty Las Vegas public relations pro who loves solving a good mystery almost as much as she loves her chic shoe collection.

When Temple strikes a bargain with the police, agreeing to pose as a teen contestant on a TV reality show, zany problems and questions arise. Can Temple and Louie find a killer that's on the loose? Can Louie work out his family problems and protect his human roommate? Can Temple get in touch with her "inner teen queen"?

With crisp, witty writing and fast-paced dialogue, Douglas takes us on another spin through Temple and Louie's world of glitzy events and undercover investigations. The secondary characters are their usual original selves, and few cats are as fabulous as our feline protagonist. Fans of the series will not be disappointed and new readers will delight in the fun. (May, 364 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed by: 
Marilyn Weigel