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Double Booked for Death
Double Booked for Death | Ali Brandon
9 posts | 6 read | 4 to read
Darla Pettistone left Texas for New York after unexpectedly inheriting her Great-Aunt Dees Brooklyn bookstore. She didnt know that the stores mascotHamlet, an oversize black cat with a personality to matchwas also part of the deal. And he may be more trouble than Darla bargained for As the new owner of Pettistones Fine Books, Darla Pettistone is determined to prove herself a worthy successor to her late great-aunt Deeand equally determined to outwit Hamlet, the smarter-than-thou cat she inherited along with the shop. Darlas first store event is a real coupthe hottest bestselling author of the moment is holding a signing there, which brings hordes of fans and some protestors. But when the author meets an untimely end during the event, its hardly good for business, even though its ruled an accidentuntil Hamlet digs up a clue that seems to indicate otherwise. Now Darla fears a killer might be lurking about Can the interfering Hamlet point the paw at the culprit without losing one of his own nine lives? From the Paperback edition.
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Chrissyreadit
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Mehso-so

My first #cbbc read! It was ok- I liked the cats role in it, and the location- a bookshop in NYC but I felt like the author was a little dated in execution for a present day book (unless I misunderstood the timing 2007ish). I would consider it a 2.5-3 out of 5.

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Chrissyreadit
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This has been one long stress filled day. It‘s midnight and I am taking my few minutes for pleasure reading when I realized this entire moment was brought to me by #litsy- the book is part of #cbbc @BookwormAHN , the book sleeve I‘m using made by @BethM I believe and the bookmark from a swap but I can‘t remember which one....

BookwormAHN 😸😸 4w
mabell Enjoy those minutes! ❤️ 4w
Avanders Aww one of the many reasons litsy is the best ☺️♥️ 4w
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Chrissyreadit
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@BookwormAHN thank you for the perfect goodies in my VERY FIRST CBBC package 🥰😍😘! I am so looking forward to cozy reads.

LauraJ Yum! Community Coffee!! 1mo
BookwormAHN Enjoy 🎃 1mo
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Librarybelle
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Yup, there‘s a cozy mystery featuring a #BlackCat . There are actually several, but this one is a bonus, as it‘s set in a bookstore. Haven‘t read this series yet, but a book with cats and bookstores can‘t be that bad, right?? #FallIsBooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤😽🖤 2mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤🐱 1mo
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WellReadCatLady
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My first adventure into cozy cat mysteries

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ReadingOver50
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Pickpick

I am a sucker for books set in bookstores, so I really enjoyed that aspect of it. The mystery was pretty good. Several suspects kept me guessing. I didn't like how quick they were to blame the cross dressing character. It seemed they went out of their way to accuse him. It also seemed the murderer's confession was a little to easy to obtain. This is a promising start to a new series.

QuietlyLaura This is one of my favorite series! 😊😺 6mo
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myellenbee
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Check out the black cat bookshop mysteries by Ali Brandon. I hope she is writing more!

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jpmcwisemorgan
Mehso-so

Writing is good, and there aren't so many characters that the author can't spend time on fleshing them out. Overall, I like the general premise because, you know, a bookshop and a cat and a mystery. My problem is that a cat solving mysteries by doing things like knocking a book off the shelf has already been done very well in the Cat Who books. I'd read another to see if that works out differently in another book.

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jpmcwisemorgan
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Second book for the #bookisholympics. A physical book this time - a mystery with a cat and a bookshop. It doesn't get any better than that, does it?

TheSpinecrackersBookClub Woohoo! Looks interesting 🎉 3y
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