Order of Midnight Louie Books
Midnight Louie is the feline protagonist in two series of mystery novels by Carole Nelson Douglas. In the main Midnight Louie series, the feline sleuth teams up with a public relations freelancer named Temple Barr in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the earlier Cat and a Playing Card series, Midnight Louie goes solo.
The Cat and a Playing Card prequel series was originally published in 1990 as Crystal Days and Crystal Nights (collectively known as the Crystal Phoenix duology), with 40% of Midnight Louie’s chapters removed from the novels without approval from Douglas. Carole Nelson Douglas began the Midnight Louie series in 1992 with the novel Catnap. She followed it up with Pussyfoot the following year, and then each novel that followed began with “Cat.” The series is currently ongoing, with a new novel being published each year ever since 1992. Below is a list of Carole Nelson Douglas’ Midnight Louie books in order of when they were originally released:
Note: The Cat and a Playing Card series was originally published in two volumes, titled Crystal Days and Crystal Nights. They were later revised, restored and re-published in their proper form in 1999 and 2000.
Publication Order of Midnight Louie Books
Publication Order of Cat and A Playing Card Books
|The Cat and the King of Clubs||(1999)|
|The Cat and the Queen of Hearts||(1999)|
|The Cat and the Jill of Diamonds||(2000)|
|The Cat and the Jack of Spades||(2000)|
Chronological Order of Midnight Louie Books
If you are reading the Midnight Louie series in chronological order, we suggest that you read the Cat and a Playing Card series prior to the Midnight Louie series. However, this is not required.