A Novel Way to Die (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 6, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Darla Pettistone may have inherited her great aunt Dee’s Brooklyn bookstore, but it’s the store’s mascot—an oversized black cat named Hamlet—who acts like he owns the place. And when someone turns up dead, Hamlet smells something rotten in Brooklyn…  
As the owner of Pettistone’s Fine Books, Darla is settling nicely into her new life, even reaching an uneasy truce with Hamlet. Unfortunately, when she needs to hire a new clerk, the finicky feline decides to lend a paw to the hiring process. He chases away applicants who don’t meet his approval, finally settling on an unlikely candidate: Robert, a book-loving Goth kid who has a secret only Hamlet knows.
 
And Hamlet can’t seem to stay out of trouble. One of the bookstore’s regular customers, a man who is renovating a local brownstone, claims he’s seen Hamlet prowling the neighborhood. When the man’s business partner is found dead, Darla discovers that Hamlet may have been the only witness to what could be murder. With the crafty cat’s help, she wonders if they just might be able to pounce on a killer...
  

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Review: A Novel Way to Die (Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #2)

User Review  - Fanficfan44 - Goodreads

A Novel Way to Die by Ali Brandon is the second in the A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery series. The black cat is Hamlet, the bookshops mascot and arbiter of employees. Another bookshop cozy, yes I know ... Read full review

Review: A Novel Way to Die (Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #2)

User Review  - Carolyn Crawford - Goodreads

I really love this new Cozy Series!!!! Not only do I have a BLACK CAT, which yes, makes me probably love Hamlett a little more.... I truly think Ali Brandon does weave in a wonderful mystery, where ... Read full review

Contents

NINE
ELEVEN
THIRTEEN
FIFTEEN
SEVENTEEN
NINETEEN
TWENTYONE
TWENTYTHREE
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Ali Brandon is the pen name for Diane A. S. Stuckart, author of the Leonardo da Vinci Mysteries, as well as several acclaimed historical romances and numerous works of short fiction under the names Alexa Smart and Anna Gerard. Born in the West Texas town of Lubbock, she earned her degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. She now lives in South Florida with her husband, Gerry, and a menagerie that includes their two orange tabby boys, Butch and Sundance…neither of whom consented to be in her author photo! 

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