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Includes TWO MUSE MEDALLION-WINNING STORIES from USA TODAY bestselling author Carole Nelson Douglas, and features mystery icons Sam Spade and Edgar Allan Poe.

Urban fantasy paranormal investigator Delilah Street and contemporary feline sleuth Midnight Louie team up for a trio of noir tales, including one based on an Edgar Allan Poe story fragment found after his death. From Sam Spade's "black bird"—the priceless Maltese Falcon—to Poe's "The Raven," Louie and Delilah keep up with their noted detective forebears.

Stories published previously in anthologies and collected here for the first time: "Bogieman" from Unusual Suspects; "Butterfly Kiss" from The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2: "The Riches That There Lie" from Poe's Lighthouse. Interior illustrations by the author.

With a fast-paced plot and intriguing characters, this story is a charmer.”—Best Fantasy Stories on "Bogieman."

"Butterfly Kiss" involves the attempted murder of a vampire, and is a Cat Writers’ Association Muse Medallion first place winner. “Douglas deftly combines the elements of fantasy, mystery, and romance to the well sated delight of the reader.”—Midwest Review of Books on Dancing with Werewolves, the first Delilah Street novel.

“a delicious tongue-in-cheek narrative...allows the story to unfold through the wonderfully skewed vantage only a cat's—a singularly erudite cat's—understanding could provide... shows an abiding love of Poe's source material, capturing the feel of his work, and referencing several other of Poe's celebrated works, to create a sense of a continuing narrative through which her long-suffering, ever-seeking feline wends.”—Michael Matheson on "The Riches There That Lie," a Cat Writers’ Association Muse Medallion first place winner.

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