Kid Noir: Kitty Feral and the Case of the Marshmallow Monkey


By Eddie Muller

By Jessica Schmidt

Illustrated by Forrest Burdett

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From celebrated Dark City author, TCM host, and film noir expert Eddie Muller comes the tale of hardboiled cat detective Kitty Feral and the search for a candy-crusted chocolate confection—and a missing friend.
Dangerous denizens lurk around every dark corner as Kitty searches for clues in bookstores, alleyways, rooftops, and waterfronts. Who made off with the majestic Marshmallow Monkey (inspired by none other than the Maltese Falcon)? Where is the beloved Mitch the Mutt? Kitty’s got plenty of questions and not enough answers! Follow along through a tangled web of crime and intrigue as Kitty tries to solve the case.


  • “The hardboiled detective spoof is nothing new to picture books, but ‘Czar of Noir’ Muller and Schmidt, both making children’s book debuts, accomplish something more with this noir-style send-up licensed with Turner Classic Movies: nurturing an appreciation for one of cinema’s greatest genres.”
    Publishers Weekly
  • “In his new book, Kitty Feral and the Case of the Marshmallow Monkey, Noir Alley host Eddie Muller puts a frisky twist on a noir-ish tale of a detective feline sniffing out a mystery.”

On Sale
Sep 19, 2023
Page Count
32 pages
Running Press Kids

Eddie Muller

About the Author

Eddie Muller, aka the “Czar of Noir” and recipient of the Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America, is the host of Turner Classic Movies’ Noir Alley, and the author of novels, biographies, movie histories, plays, and films. He also programs and hosts the Noir City film festival series, and as founder of the Film Noir Foundation Eddie has been instrumental in restoring and preserving dozens of lost noir classics. He lives in Northern California.

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Jessica Schmidt

About the Author

Jessica Schmidt is a writer and film noir-enthusiast living in Philadelphia with her husband Nathan and very own crime-fighting canine, Loki.

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