Saturday, August 21, 2010

Carole Nelson Douglas

1 - What's your latest?


2 - Assuming I haven't read it, why should I?

Carole Nelson Douglas: These are not your grandmother's cat mysteries, but an "epic" cozy-noir feline PI series with an international espionage subplot. Midnight Louie, Sam Spade with hairballs, narrates part-time as four human crimesolvers clean up Las Vegas and tangle with each other. If you like this one, there are 21 previous books to read and more coming. This says it: "As twisty, riveting and intriguing [as ever], even longtime fans of the series are bound to say 'Wow, I never saw that coming' to the very end."

3 - What can you tell us about your main character that you hadn't realized until you answered the question?

Carole Nelson Douglas: I have four antagonist-ally main characters--two pro, two amateur solvers, two men, two women--and too complex to explain easily, but it's why the series is so long-running.

4 - What's your favorite scene and why?

Carole Nelson Douglas: The unexpected ending is a killer. It will stress all the main characters to their limits until the end of the series .

5 - What's next?

Carole Nelson Douglas: SILVER ZOMBIE, fourth entry in the Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator, series set in an apocalytic Vegas where crime lords mix it up with supernatural moguls like a vampire Howard Hughes. The genre is noir urban fantasy, and I've set it up so that every classic noir film character from Sam Spade to Asta can appear in the series.

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