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At the Blue Dahlia, the forties-style music club where homicide lieutenant Carmen Molina moonlights as a torch singer, life is becomming considerably less easygoing. An unidentified woman is found dead in the parking lot, with the words "she left" spray painted nearby. Soon, another victim is found dead in a church parking lot. Is a serial killer at work in Molina's backyaAt the Blue Dahlia, the forties-style music club where homicide lieutenant Carmen Molina moonlights as a torch singer, life is becomming considerably less easygoing. An unidentified woman is found dead in the parking lot, with the words "she left" spray painted nearby. Soon, another victim is found dead in a church parking lot. Is a serial killer at work in Molina's backyard? And will Molina have to call in the dreaded amateur sleuth Temple Barr to help crack the case? Meanwhile, Midnight Louie, Temple's jet-black feline with a nose for the notorious, get entangled in a reluctant sleuthing partnership with his disapproving daughter, Midnight Louise.Will Louie and the feisty Louise be able to crack their case? Does Molina really need Temple's help. or does she have more devious plans in mind? And will Louie and Temple be able to accept their imperfect partners before they meet with a far more agonizing end?...

Title : Cat in an Indigo Mood
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ISBN : 9780812561876
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 Pages
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Cat in an Indigo Mood Reviews

  • Carole
    2019-06-02 18:46

    Even though I figured out the murder weapon immediately, I really, really loved this book. There were plenty of surprises. I continue to enjoy it as we delve deeper into the pasts of Matt, Max and Molina.

  • Ms.pegasus
    2019-06-02 13:37

    Never let anyone tell you size doesn't matter. Size matters. It's one of the reasons I love the heroine of this series, the barely 5 foot (in stiletto heels) Ms. Temple Barr, and owner of the eponymous cat, 20 pound Midnight Louie. Like a soap-opera, this series is best experienced in sequence, even though each book recaps some of the past action. I recommend CAT ON A BLUE MONDAY , although its the third in the series, as a good starting point. The books proceed in alphabetical order by color. Each time I approach a new book in the series, I feel like I'm slipping into a pair of comfortable old slippers.The Temple-Max-Matt thread is ongoing, and the banter between Midnight Louis and Midnight Louise ignites a comic chemistry, much to my delight. Lieutenant C.T. Molina is given her most prominent part so far. After an evening moonlighting as the chanteuse at the Blue Dahlia club, Molina approaches her car to find an unidentified body propped up next to her vehicle, which has been defaced with the etched scrawl: “She left.” Meanwhile, Midnight Louie narrates his own tale. An alluring silvery long-hair persuades him to investigate the disappearance of her neighbor, a tiger-cat named Wilfrid. Meanwhile, Max continues his project, completing the revelatory book his murdered mentor Gandolf the Magician began. Matt is still decompressing from his exit from the Catholic priesthood. He lands a gig as a radio counselor, and joins a support group of ex-priests.Firmly ensconced in the romance-mystery genre, these CAT books are saved from descending into sappiness by the quick pacing, intertwining multiple plot lines, and a generous sense of humor. The infamous red vintage couch, bought for a pittance at a consignment store, continues as the centerpiece of Matt's modest apartment. Perhaps because he has dogs on his mind, Louie remarks: “Mr. Matt Devine sits down on his long red couch (so like a giant, lolling dog-tongue!), on which I recently reclined to great photogenic effect.” Another scene finds Temple pursuing Louis with the sports section of the newspaper, attempting to intercept the inevitable hairball before it can land on her furniture.As an aside, Roger Loveless deserves praise for the cover art for the series. I love the sinuous silhouette of Louie uncovering the pictorial clip from the current mystery. It was, in fact, what made me pick up my first book off the shelf to peruse.If you love mysteries with cats as characters be sure to sample this series. It's literary comfort food!

  • Karen Siddall
    2019-05-18 16:19

    I'm going to reserve rating this book in the Midnight Louie Mystery series for now and review the audiocassette product instead.The only other entry I've read (and I physically read it rather than listened to a tape) at this point was the first one in the series - Catnap - and I gave it 4 stars. And though it's been a while since I read it, I still remember how much I enjoyed it. So I really was super disappointed with this taped version of book 10. First of all, the product itself was just messed up...the first words on the first side of the first tape were "End of Side One." What the heck? I was so confused trying to find the beginning of the story! But actually once I let the tape continue to run after "End of Side One" ... the title information began. The voice of Midnight Louie is Robert Forster...and he was great! The other reader was fine as well. The second problem with this edition is that the book was quite abridged. I rewound and relistened to whole sides and found that references made later weren't ever preceeded by build up earlier in the story! I found myself repeatedly asking "when did she ask him to do that?" "What are they talking about?" And there would be nothing previously mentioned about the action or item on the tape.Third, with so much series time between the 1st book that I'd read and this one - I had difficulty understanding who the characters were and what was going on. I borrowed a copy of the book thinking I would read a little bit of that to straighten out the questions but that really didn't help. This book is in no way a need to have read more than what I'd read for the full enjoyment. As before, the writing is clever and the mystery very good. So skip this abridged tape version and go straight through the series before you try for book 10. I think you're not going to want to miss anything in between anyway!

  • Erin
    2019-05-30 13:40

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. Carole Nelson Douglas knows what women be desired by two gorgeous men. ;) Temple Barr is a woman you can relate to..she's cute, intelligent, feminine, tough, gets in to trouble regularly and shares her fabulous apartment with the awesomest of cats, Midnight Louie. Louie oftens leads the humans to the answer in these mysteries, since he is by far the better detective. ;) I am a devoted fan of Temple's fiance'....the handsome magician/covert operative Max Kinsella. These books are the perfect combination of fantasy and mystery. I love each and every one.

  • Joan
    2019-06-16 14:28

    "She left": words spray-painted near a dead body next to Lt. Molina's car at the Blue Dahlia night club.Those words are also found in late-appearing ink on another dead body shortly later.It is up to Midnight Louie (with the help of Midnight Louise) and Louie's roommate, Temple Barr,to follow the clues wherever they lead, and finally solve the mysteries

  • Jill
    2019-06-09 17:27

    I picked this up while trying to branch out at the library. It was the earliest in the series they had. Overall, I did enjoy the story, but I didn't think I was going to make it through toward the beginning of the book. Rita Mae Brown does better animals-solving-mysteries, and there's WAY too much pop psychology/stereotypes/overgeneralizing, but somewhere in the middle I discovered I was actually interested and wanted to hurry up and find out the ending. Sometimes the author drops hints she seems to think are clear as day, but they aren't. That was a bit annoying.

  • Eyehavenofilter
    2019-05-22 14:35

    Temples friend on the force Captain Molina try's her hand at "torch singing " at. The Blue Dalia" but a dead woman in the parking lot isn't meant to be a criticism of her talent? Needless to say Midnight Louie is back on the case sniffing it out whiskers at the ready. Will temple have the right shoes for this affair, or will she have to take them off to run for her life? Was the message " she left" spary painted by the body too cryptic to solve with out a computer? Not for our intrepid cat detective!

  • Mandi
    2019-05-21 18:23

    This book was good. It had twists and turns every which way, but in my opinion it left too many thing open ended. It was still another brilliant edition of Midnight Louie and his human companions' crazy adventure.

  • Roy Weiler
    2019-06-01 14:34

    I love all the Carole Nelson Douglas books about Midnight Louie. But, then I am A cat Person.Very well told story.

  • David
    2019-06-15 20:41

    I tried to read the novel on three different occasions. Disjointed writing. One chapter the cat is talking and the main character. Next chapter it is the humans. Make it one or the other.

  • Pat
    2019-05-29 16:43

    Midnight Louie

  • Helen
    2019-06-03 18:41

    still don't know who killed 1st corpse in series or last 2 in this one, characters still growing

  • Chazzi
    2019-05-22 13:30

    Midnight Louie is at it again. For readers who enjoy the main character being an animal and solving mysteries from a different perspective, this is a fun read.

  • Shivanee Ramlochan
    2019-06-11 12:46

    I came across this novel randomly...I think I'd like to read the entire series some day, at my leisure. Nothing amazing here, just well-told stories and an intrepid sleuthing feline.

  • Darryl Milczarek
    2019-06-16 19:27

    Yet another light hearted mystery featuring "Louie the cat" and amateur sleuth Temple Barr who help crack the case. What a hoot.