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If I already had a house of my own, it should be big enough to hold all my books XD. Barbara Michaels/Elizabeth Peters would already merit her own shelf, as well as Anne McCaffrey.

Then there's what I call my cat collection, which contains books where cats figure prominently. Aside of course from Lilian Jackson Braun's proverbial The Cat Who, there's Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy books and Carole Nelson Douglas's Midnight Louie books. I think Koko and YumYum, Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Midnight Louie, all deserve their own shelves, don't you?

I read the Cat Who books first, so I'm afraid I was slow to warm up to fast-talking Midnight Louie, but now I really really love that big black tomcat. So I am collecting these books where he, along with his "little doll" Temple Barr, live and learn about life and murder and things in general in Las Vegas. Temple's Imeldific shoe collection is enough to make anyone drool... and she's got a pair with Midnight Louie's likeness on them. Outlined in Austrian crystals no less!

Well, the Midnight Louie books have titles mostly in alphabetical order: I say mostly because the first two books, Catnap and Pussyfoot, don't follow the title scheme, which begins at what is really the third book, Cat on a Blue Monday. Today's teaser is from a recent acquisition of mine, Cat in a Flamingo Fedora.

"Kisses only confused her more, like too many hors d'oeuvres before the main course. She would have to put her little arched foot down someday soon, stamp a definitive high heel and choose a dancing partner for real. But then somebody would be hurt, and she couldn't abide the idea of leaving either man out in the cold."
-p. 178, Cat in a Flamingo Fedora, A Midnight Louie Mystery by Carole Nelson Douglas

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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4 Responses
  1. pussreboots Says:

    I'm with you on needing a separate shelf (or shelves) for Barbara Michaels / Elizabeth Peters.

    Mine's from Bollywood Babes by Narinder Dhami.

  2. Aimee Says:

    This sounds very interesting! Although I, personally, have never compared kisses to hors d'oeuvres. Great teaser! My Teaser is here.

  3. Alayne Says:

    Sounds kind of cute! My teaser is at The Crowded Leaf.

  4. Marg Says:

    Another Peters fan here. It must be nearly time for me to read another book by her.

    My teaser is from The Passage this week.

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