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Catspaw Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1984


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin (December 1, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 037322009X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373220090
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #786,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've been writing since the dawn of time. A child prodigy, I made my first professional sale to Jack and Jill Magazine at the age of 7, for which I received $25 (admittedly my father worked for the publisher). Since then I've written gothics, regencies, romantic suspense, historical romance, series romance -- anything with sex and violence, love and redemption. I misbehave frequently, but somehow have managed to amass lots of glittering prizes, like NYT, PW and USA Today bestseller status, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romance Writers of America, and a decent smattering of Romantic times and RITA awards.
I live on a lake in Northern Vermont with my incredibly fabulous husband. My two children have flown the coop, but the three cats do their best to keep us from being lonely.
In my spare time I quilt and play around with wearable art, and the rest of the time I write write write. Apparently women of a certain age get a rush of creativity, and I'm currently enjoying it. Too many stories to write, not enough hours in the day.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on August 26, 2004
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Some writers learn the craft and their works improve with time. You go back and revisit some of their earlier works and you see flaws, but you smile at the talent so shiny and new. I don't think Anne Stuart, resident genius of romance, ever went through that period. She seems to have stepped into Romance writing with a clear purpose, and had never deviated from the brilliance. This is very clear when you go back and reread her early work for Harlequin Intrigue or Harlequin American Romance, from 15-years or more. Most works that old, already show dating badly, yet Stuart's works not only hold up remarkably well, they simply shine with her clear purpose. Stuart loves writing romance, that sizzle and pop chemistry created by the special woman and man meeting. Few writers really have the grasp of male characters the way she does. And more importantly, few can really give you the baddest of bad boy - the Gamma rogues that make Alpha males step aside when they see them coming, the hero totally outside of laws, and yet makes them utterly compelling. She takes unrepentant killers, madmen, assassins, gunslingers, a court jester, a cult leader, even a cop unable to be a manhunter anymore and a lawyer willing to break the laws to keep his lady safe, and she makes these men outside the norm so breathtakingly mesmerizing all the readers can do it sit back wonder at her magic and enjoy!

Catspaw - Harlequin Intrigue #9 published in 1985 - is one of these dusty gems sitting on my Keeper Shelf. And it's there for a reason. It's also included in Thieves, Spies And Other Lovers (By Request) Anthology. Quite a shame this, along with it's sequel Catspaw 2 Harlequin Intrigue #103 are not reprinted in the same volume.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Susan Bischoff on April 19, 2005
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Ferris Byrd is sent by her fiancé, state senator Phillip Merriam (who has pretentions to the US Senate and possibly the White House), to assist his mother with San Francisco's Puffin Ball. The famous emeralds that are part of the charity event need special security, and everyone insists that Blackheart Inc. are the only ones for the job. Ferris, however, has reservations about hiring the owner, John Patrick Blackheart, ex-cat-burglar, to safeguard the gems.

Ferris dislikes Blackheart, though (or because) she's drawn to him, he's drawn to her, sparks fly, the jewels are stolen, Blackheart is framed, all what one would expect. What rates 5 stars is the fact that Stuart is one of what seems to be precious few authors who can elicit an emotional response from a (n admittedly jaded) reader. (Emotion in a romance novel...what a notion)

Blackheart does make a charming hero, Ferris is not the annoying heroine she could easily be, and the supporting cast is well drawn. The action moves right along; there are no places that seem to be just filler for the middle of the book, and the action sequences at the end, though possessed of suspenseful elements, were not so dragged out that I wanted to flip to the end already.

As an aside, this book originally cost $2.25. While I was looking for it, I was seeing copies for more than $9, and not much under $4. While I might pay as much as a new Harlequin for this (including shipping), I wouldn't go higher. It's good light reading, but not that good!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By jodigibbs379@hotmail.com on August 22, 2002
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I LOVED this book! It was funny and intriguing. The main characters, Patrick and Ferris had a chemistry like none of Ms. Stuart's characters. Ferris was the typical spitfire, while Patrick was the sexy hero to tame her. They both turned each other's lives around and caught the bad guy! It's a love story to read over and over, I have. It doesn't matter who dunnit, the real story is Patrick Blackheart and Ferris Byrd.
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Anne Stuart does it again, this time casting an ex-cat burglar as the hero. Ferris (Francesca) Byrd is the heroine and I must say..there is never a dull moment with this book.

The chemistry between these two characters is what makes this book great. I liked the honest and forthright approach that Blackheart takes with Ferris. He is instantly attracted to her and the sparks fly immediately between them.

Ferris was also a character to enjoy. Her uptight and superficial demeanor falls apart as the reader gets to see her behind closed doors....more comfortable in jeans and a "messy" type of person. I identified with her and her need to present herself to the world in a more perfect light.

This book is pure entertainment (and we get more in the next book Catspaw 2)!
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Perfect, Exactly what I ordered
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