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The Cat and the King of Clubs (Cat and a Playing Card #1)

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Classy Van von Rhine finds herself in her dream job - managing the Crystal Phoenix hotel, and her first job is to oversee its renovation. She has no idea that Nicky Fontana, her boss, is a member of a Mafia family. Early on, Van and Nicky can barely tolerate each other, but before long they're swept up in romance. Midnight Louie watches as a silver-haired man appears down ...more
Hardcover, 215 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Five Star (ME)
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Jan 02, 2016 Roxanna rated it liked it
This is the first in a series of book this author has written. It sets up the place, time, and characters for the rest of the titles. Her writing is young, and not as good as her latest writings. I believe the author got better, and better as she wrote. I do love her latest writings.
Mar 23, 2014 Cathie rated it liked it
Fun to go back and read the original quartet that started the series! Adds a little background info, more of a standard romance template.
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Jan 31, 2014 Brett Bydairk rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, romance
More romance than mystery (actually very little mystery), this is a revised edition of a book published in 1985, with more of the original content restored. For those who have read the Midnight Louie books, this is the back story of how the Crystal Phoenix was created out of the old Joshua Tree hotel, and how Van von Rhine and Nicky Fontana met and fell in love.
Jan 21, 2014 Theresa rated it really liked it
for all cat lovers
Dec 06, 2012 Dorryce rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Stumbled on it in the local library. It sets up the rest of the Midnight Louie books and is well worth the search to find it.
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Carole Nelson Douglas is the author of sixty-three award-winning novels in contemporary and historical mystery/suspense and romance, high and urban fantasy and science fiction genres. She is best known for two popular mystery series, the Irene Adler historical suspense novels and the 28-book Midnight Louie contemporary mystery series. Delilah Street, PI (Paranormal Investigator), headlines Carole' ...more
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