Heat has always sizzled between private investigators and the femme fatales who walk through their doors. But in this startling, original anthology, these 17 authors—many of them winners of the prestigious Shamus Award—from sizzle to steamy, illustrating that sex and crime not only go hand in hand, but reaches far deeper into the stirrings of the heart. From classic detective tales by Max Allan Collins and Parnell Hall, to tales of infidelity and suspicion from Terrill Lee Lankford and David Housewright, to surprising stories of female detectives by M. Ruth Myers to Sara Paretsky, here is a sexy, bawdy spin on the art of detection and the law of attraction. Other clever and seductive tales are presented by Carolina Garcia-Aquilera, Justin Scott, Gary Phillips, Jerry Kennealy, Michael Bracken, Christine Matthews, Robert J. Randisi, Warren Murphy, Ted Fitzgerald, Dick Lochte, and John Lutz. In all, these sexy damsels in distress and their all-too-willing investigators give new meaning to the term private…uh, you know. Fifty Shades of Grey Fedora will steam up even the most mundane stakeout.