Words with Fiends (A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #3) (Mass Market)

By Ali Brandon

Berkley, 9780425252369, 304pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2013

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

Brooklyn bookstore owner Darla Pettistone and her oversized black cat, Hamlet, have solved a few complicated capers. But after a recent brush with danger, Darla needs to get Hamlet out of a feline funk…
 
Lately, Hamlet hasn’t been chasing customers or being his obnoxious self—something Darla surprisingly misses. Concerned, she hires a cat whisperer to probe Hamlet’s feline psyche and then decides to get out of her own funk by taking up karate to learn how to defend herself in case the need arises again.
 
But when Darla finds her sensei dead at the dojo, it seems that even a master can be felled by foul play. Darla decides to investigate the matter herself, and the promise of a mystery snaps Hamlet out of his bad mood. After all, Darla may be the sleuth, but Hamlet’s got a black belt in detection…


About the Author

Ali Brandon is the national bestselling author of the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery series. Under her own name, Diane A.S. Stuckart, she is also the 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.


Praise For Words with Fiends (A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #3)

Praise for the Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries:
 
“A fun mystery that kept me guessing to the end!”—Rebecca M. Hale, New York Times bestselling author of How to Tail a Cat
 
“Make sure the new Black Cat Bookshop series is on your bookshelf.”—Elaine Viets, national bestselling author of Final Sail

“This series really does have it all: bookstore, cats, likable, relatable characters, and a strong mystery.”—Cozy Mystery Book Review