Book Review: Cat in an Alien X-Ray by: Carole Nelson Douglas


Rating: 3/5

Publisher: Forge Books

Publication Date: August 6, 2013

Origins:  From Publisher for Review

Format: Hardcover

Order Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Carole Nelson Douglas's Cat in an Alien X-Ray takes the Las Vegas gang on a science-fictional roller-coaster ride, as Midnight Louie, feline PI, and company encounter UFO enthusiasts, conspiracy nuts who are too bizarre even for tin foil hat therapy. An Area 51 attraction on the Strip threatens to bring more than starry-eyed enthusiasts to town. Once again it is up to that furballed PI Midnight Louie to keep his crew in line and save them from the attack of the creatures from the beyond…or common criminals that prey on the innocent.

Review: ‘Cat in an Alien X-Ray’ is one of the very few ‘Midnight Louie’ books I’ve read. Midnight Louie is a cat who also fancies himself a PI. When Temple Barr takes on a new client, Silas T. Farnum, who is planning on opening an Area 51-type attraction called “Area 54”, she’s not so sure he needs her type of P.R. Meanwhile, Kitty the Cutter has returned and has designs on Temple’s fiancé, Matt Devine. Ms. Douglas is able to get the reader up to speed on the previous events in a way which isn’t too overwhelming. The whole story kind of fell flat for me, though. My favorite parts were when we are learning about Midnight Louie’s travels and travails in his own words. He’s funny and charming, but of course…he’s a cat! I’m not sure I’ll pick up any more in this series, but avid fans are sure to enjoy.

Series: Midnight Louie Series

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