Temple spends the Christmas holidays with her aunt Kit in New York while trying out with Midnight Louie for a cat food advertising career. Kitty O'Connor gives Matt a lead on his step father. Matt catches up with Cliff Effinger (who claims to be Clint Edwards) and then goes home to Chicago for the holidays, where he sees his mother (Mira Zabinski), a cousin (Krys), and various other family members. Midnight Louie finds Santa is murdered in a chimney at the Colby, Janos, and Renaldi advertising agency's Christmas party. Max surprises Temple in New York with an opal ring.
Original title: Cat in a Golden Garland
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives