A Novel Way to Die
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ca.bookwyrm - LibraryThing
4.5 stars, rounding up This is a really cute book. I love the way the cat helps with solving the mystery. I really just love the cat, period. The supporting cast is great, too. The heroine (Darla) is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Maydacat - LibraryThing
Darla may own Pettistone’s Fine Books, but a black cat named Hamlet runs the show. If a new applicant doesn’t meet with Hamlet’s approval, Darla doesn’t hire him or her. Hamlet has definite ideas ... Read full review