A great book. Actually four great books. The start of the Anita Blake series with the first four stories in the series. These are the good Laurell K. Hamilton books. In fact, there is no sex in this entire hardcover volume- just Anita Blake doing what she does best. A very good book especially since it lets me get rid of all the little mass market paperbacks I have lying around. Caution: this book will make you want the other hardcover volumes (The Midnight Cafe, Black Moon Inn, and Nightshade Tavern).