The Catspaw Collection

It takes a thief to steal her heart.

Catspaw 1

A reformed cat burglar. Can he be trusted? Self-made socialite Francesca “Ferris” Byrd is too sharp to be fooled by even the smartest—and sexiest—man, even when he’s notorious ex-thief Patrick Blackheart, now one of San Francisco’s most eligible bachelors. Blackheart runs a respectable security business these days, and seems like the perfect man to protect the fabulous Von Emmerling emeralds. All he has to do is make certain the jewels get back to their owner after an elite charity ball.

And all Ferris has to do is make sure he isn’t tempted to keep them. The problem is, temptation is Blackheart’s specialty, and from the moment they meet it’s clear that he’d love to steal Ferris away from her stodgy life.

When the emeralds disappear, Blackheart is a top suspect. His reputation—and Ferris’s hard-won social standing—are at stake. What’s a woman to do when she’s got to kick off her high heels and follow her heart?

Catspaw 2

He won her love. But is it enough to keep him out of trouble? Being engaged to sexy-hot reformed cat burglar Patrick Blackheart, now a legit security expert, is thrilling, but a challenge. Ferris Byrd has loosened up, but she’s still a law-abiding socialite, and Blackheart promised to steer clear of his old habits. If he doesn’t, the wedding is off.

When a string of jewel heists in Europe matches Blackheart’s recent travel itinerary, Ferris fears he’s succumbed to his old ways. Why was he secretive about his whereabouts? She wants to believe that someone’s setting him up,

but . . .

An exhibit of Faberge eggs at the San Francisco Museum is the ultimate catnip for a jewel thief, and Ferris is in charge of them. She’ll be ready and waiting to unmask this cat burglar.

She desperately hopes he’s not Blackheart.

Anne Stuart is currently celebrating forty-five years as a published novelist. She has won every major award in the romance field and appeared on the NYT Bestseller List, Publisher’s Weekly, and USA Today. Anne Stuart currently lives in northern Vermont.

Night and Day

Romance Writers of America’s Rita Award winners Anne Stuart and Gayle Wilson revisit their Catspaw and Men of Mystery series with stories guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Two men — different as Night and Day…

Michael Blackheart: The illegitimate son of a legendary cat burglar, Michael is going to steal the world’s most valuable private collection, right out from under the noses of the rich and famous — and beat the old man at his own game!

Duncan Culhane: Ex-CIA agent and current member of the Phoenix Brotherhood, Duncan is out to help his best friend’s widow. But is his willingness to go after the treasure stolen from her grandparents a product of passion or guilt?

Neither man has a clue to the horrifying world of hate and terror they are about to encounter, but these are the kind of heroes who will do what it takes to get the job done…or die trying.


Ruined beyond repair and shunned by London society, lovely Miranda Rohan rebelliously embraces the freedom that comes from having nothing left to lose. However, this dangerous course throws her under the power of the darkly enigmatic Lucien de Malheur—known to many as the Scorpion.

Seeking to destroy the Rohans, Lucien traps Miranda in a marriage she thinks is based on friendship but instead is rooted in vengeance. Yet even when she realizes the truth, their enmity fuels a shocking passion—and perhaps even more.

Such a man might drive anyone to murder….

Catspaw II

Blackheart had promised to give up a life of crime.

Ferris Byrd had no intention of marrying a cat burglar. She trust her fiance, but when news came of jewel robberies in European cities Blackheart had recently visited, she began to wonder. Had he taken to the rooftops again?

If Blackheart had broken his promise to her, the engagement was off. Or had someone set him up? The Faberge eggs exhibit at the San Francisco Museum would be too tempting for the thief to ignore. And when he showed up, Ferris planned to be ready to unmask the real villain.

Note: Catspaw II is currently out of print as a single title but can be purchased as part of the Catspaw Collection at major online retailers.


It was like a scene from an old romantic movie…

Ferris Byrd didn’t know what to expect when she first met Patrick Blackheart. Aside from reading that he was one of San Francisco’s most eligible bachelors, she really didn’t know too much about his background. While he ran a respectable security business, there were all those nasty rumors about his past life on the other side of the law…

But the Von Emmerling emeralds were Ferris’s responsibility and needed protection during the Puffin Ball. She had to choose a security agency that would be reliable, and Patrick Blackheart had a certain irresistible charm…

Note: Catspaw is currently out of print as a single title but can be purchased as part of the Catspaw Collection at major online retailers.