Electra Lark invites Temple to a Romance Writers convention, G.R.O.W.L (Great Reader's Of Wonderful Literature). Stuart Weitzman sponsor's a contest for some Austrian crystal covered pumps with a black cat on the heel. Midnight Louie pumps. Temple looks all over town for the prize. Temple's Aunt Kit Carlson (pen name Sulah Savage) comes to town. Matt discovers that maybe the body identified as Cliff Effinger is not the real Cliff Effinger, the fingerprints on file with the police don't match. Max meets Molina in her dressing room at the Blue Dahlia. Midnight Louie, in addition to providing vital clues, also ousts Maurice and lands a cat food commercial contract with Yvette. It is interesting to note that Carole Nelson Douglas works in the titles of her own romance books into the story, 1. Lady Rogue, 2. Fair Wind, Fiery Star, 3. Amberleigh, 4. Azure Days, Quicksilver Nights, 5. Crystal Days, and 6. Crystal Nights.
Original title: Cat in a Diamond Dazzle
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives