A Novel Way to Die

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Berkley Publishing Group, 2012 - Fiction - 293 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  - Valerie - Goodreads

I have been a fan of Ali Brandon since her first black cat bookshop mystery. She continues to write well and has a great story line. Read full review

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

User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

cute story about a girl who inherits a book store in NYC from her Aunt. A Long with the store comes a mystery solving black cat. Read full review

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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