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

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  5 reviews
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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Fun to go back and read the original quartet that started the series! Adds a little background info, more of a standard romance template.
Brett Bydairk
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.
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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 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 25-book Midnight Louie contemporary mystery series. Delilah Street, PI (Paranormal Investigator), headlines Carole's noir ...more
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