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A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery, #5

NYT Bestselling author Ali Brandon brings us the fifth instalment in the popular Black Cat Bookshop Series featuring Brooklyn shop owner Darla Pettistone and her feisty feline, Hamlet. As the Fourth of July approaches, Darla decides to throw a block party to boost sales. All the local shop owners are thrilled—except the proprietor of Perky’s Coffee Shop, who thinks Darla is trying to poach his customers by selling her own caffeinated brew in her new bookshop café. All things considered things run smoothly, until Hamlet discovers the dead body of the coffee shop owner’s wife. And when a second murder occurs, Hamlet is hot on the killer’s tail….

I absolutely adore this series! Each book is a delightful puzzle to solve and this one is no exception. I love the chemistry between Darla and the other supporting characters, and Hamlet is a force unto himself! If you are a cozy mystery and a cat lover, put this one at the top of your TBR pile! Four and a half paws! – ROCCO LOTEMPIO


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The New York Times bestselling author of Literally Murder returns to Pettistone’s Fine Books, where the silence of Hamlet the cat speaks volumes about two mysterious deaths…

It’s almost Fourth of July, and to boost customer traffic in their Brooklyn neighborhood, bookseller Darla Pettistone decides to throw a block party. All the local shop owners are thrilled—except the proprietor of Perky’s Coffee Shop, who thinks Darla is trying to poach his customers by selling her own caffeinated brew in her new bookshop café.

But when Hamlet comes upon the owner’s not-so-perky wife, it’s clear a killer has crashed the party. And when a second local business owner shuffles off this mortal coil—as Hamlet’s namesake would say—Darla and her curious cat must perform some fancy footwork to shine a spotlight on a secret worth killing for…


Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2015 4.50